Warsaw Animation Festival

Warsaw – Amondo Cinema 6/30/19 (will extend until 7/13)
Our goal in bringing to life the first edition of the Warsaw Animation Festival is to nurture the awareness of animation as a medium not only aimed at entertaining and educating young audiences, but also a powerful and diverse artistic statement with power to change the world. The festival’s competition programme will consist of the latest Polish as well as International shorts and will be accompanied by special screenings of animation documentary films, music clips, meetings and workshops. We want to offer our capital an annual event devoted to celebrating the art of animation and hope that with your support it will become an integral and living part of the city’s culture scene.

Women over 50 Film Festival

Women Over 50 Film Festival 7/15/19
Everyone is eligible to submit a film or screenplay. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible.
To be eligible for Women Over 50 Film Festival your film must: have a woman over 50 at its centre OR be made by a female filmmaker (writer, director or producer) over 50. Your film should: be under 15 minutes for animation or experimental films, be under 20 minutes for dramas, be under 25 minutes for documentaries. Our new screenwriting competition is open for submissions! Send us your 5 minute, not-yet-filmed, short drama script. Your script must have a woman over 50 at the ❤️ of it on the page or a woman over 50 as the writer. Free submissions in student category.


All Hands and Hearts International Film Festival

All Hands and Hearts International Film Festival 9/3/19
All Hands and Hearts is a major volunteer-led humanitarian NGO, supporting and rebuilding communities following natural disasters. So far we’ve aided 1.1 million people across 108 programs worldwide. This year we’re hosting our first film festival to showcase the best of short cinema to our programs and local communities. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, Children’s and Animated – with a free-entry Special Category for films (of any duration) about humanitarian aid, natural disasters, disaster relief, resilience and recovery, and Climate Change. Filmfreeway link. Please use the password “UNIDDR”. If you are a former or current All Hands and Hearts volunteer, or under 18 years of age, please email us to receive a waiver code for free entry to other categories.

Show me the Animation Student Showcase

Show me the Animation Student Showcase (ongoing)
We feature the work of a different student animator from around the world in our student showcase every thursday and since 2012 have featured hundreds of rising stars in the world of animation. If you are a student or have a graduation film that was produced in the last 18 months and would like to see it featured in the showcase then just let us know by filling out the form below.

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DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to apply their films in International Competition and In Albanian Competition. DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give more chances to our filmmakers finding cooperation and enabling mutual contacts with their colleagues in our region, to build up a favorable climate creation in Albania and wider in region for development and cooperation of such productions. DocuTIFF last year screened 180 films in three venues as well as in open air making it the largest film festival of its kind in Albania and one of the most important in the region. There are no entry fees for films in Albanian language.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 6/30/19
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival will screen animated films from all around the world at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport, which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world. The festival was launched in 2014 as the first festival ever held inside an airport’s terminal building. Animated Shorts.

Mequinensa International Film Festival 6/30/19
Mequinensa International Film Festival is looking for music videos Water-related Music Videos not longer than 20 minutes. Non-competitive section..(note: other sections have a fee)

Klik Animation Festival(Amsterdam) 7/01/19* student deadline
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an animation fanboy/girl, animation professional, student, or designer. Brace yourself for a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties. Immerse yourself in absolute animation frenzy and take part in this warm celebration of all that is animation.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/01/2019*
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organized by Norsk Animasjonsforum. The object of the festival is to promote screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries. Fredrikstad Animation Festival is a Cartoon d´Or partner festival, and is obliged to nominate a film to the Cartoon d´Or Award.

DOCK11: POOL INTERNATIONAL Dancefilm Festival7/4/19
Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that not only record dance but create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.

Panorama Coisa de Cinema7/20/19
Brazilian Film Competition. The Panorama Internacional is made by the Coisa de Cinema in Salvador Bahia. It is a competitive festival of shorts and features nacionals and internacionals.

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival7/22/19
The Festival caters to the art of short filmmaking that visualizes some aspect or aspects of Iranian “Heritage”, which includes the arts, culture, history, crafts geography, cuisine, and lifestyle. Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films, less than 9 minutes in length, visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, that will inspire and spark the audience’s interest in learning more about Iranian culture.

The Viennale International Film Festival Vienna – is a NON-COMPETITIVE FILM FESTIVAL.It is acknowledged by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). The Viennale’s main program presents films of all genres and formats (presented in original version with English and/or German subtitles). The Viennale’s festival program mainly consists of films participating BY INVITATION.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 7/31/19
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival will screen animated films from all around the world at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport, which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world. The festival was launched in 2014 as the first festival ever held inside an airport’s terminal building. Animated Features.

PRIMANIMA is a festival, which is exclusively dedicated to up-and-coming animation artists from all over the world! The competition programme of PRIMANIMA is divided between- WORKSHOP AND STUDENT WORKS (stuff you make during your studies or at animation workshops) DIPLOMA FILMS (the film you finish your academic studies with) DÉBUT ANIMATIONS (your first film made without school background) FILMS FOR CHILDREN (your student, diploma or first film made for children) PRIMANIMA will take place for the 6th time in the town of Budaörs (in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary)

Holebikort short film contest 7/31/19
Holebikort is an international LGBT-themed short film contest that is organized during the LGBT film festival of Flemish-Brabant.

Bang Awards 8/31/20
Directed at digital arts and Multimedia, BANG combines new technology and the magic of animated films. It aims at bringing together different audiences, as are the films that we are sent. Our audience is truly wide and varied, since school children to adults looking for inspiration; from teenagers to whom new technology is the future, to senior citizens that allow themselves to be amazed by new worlds.