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AniFest 2012: International Competition of Animated Films

The organizers of International festival of animated films AniFest are happy to announce the 11th edition of the festival. AniFest 2012 will be held from 26th April to 1st June 2012 and will celebrate the magic of magic puppet and the centennary of puppet master Jiří Trnka.

AniFest 2012 welcomes animated films of any kind – feature-length, short, music videos, student films, experimental films etc. The mission of the festival is to contribute to the expansion of animated work and to present it year-round in all its forms.

You can now submit your film into one of the available official competition categories.

Expanding Animated Works of Any Kind

AniFest 2012 is accepting films in the following competition categories:

  • Statutory Competition Categories
    • International Competition of Short Animated Films up to 5 Minutes in Length
    • International Competition of Short Animated Films from 5 to 15 Minutes in Length
    • International Competition of Short Animated Films from 15 to 60 Minutes in Length
    • International Competition of Feature-length Animated Films
    • International Competition of Student Animated Films
    • International Competition of Animated Television Films and Series
    • International Competition of Animated Commercials and Jingles
    • International Competition of Animated Music Videos
    • International Competition of Non-narative and Experimental Animated Films
    • International Competition of Animated Films Made by Children up to 12 years of age
    • International Competition of Animated Films Made by Children from 12 to 15 years of age
  • Non-Statutory Competition Categories
    • International Competition of Flipbooks
    • International Competition of Short Animated School Films of the Visegrad countries

AniFest 2012 will Award 14 Prizes

  • AniFest Grand Prix – award includes a monetary prize of €1,000
  • Best Short Animated Film up to 5 Minutes Award – award includes a monetary prize of €1,000
  • Best Short Animated Film from 5 to 15 Minutes Award – award includes a monetary prize of €1,000
  • Best Short Animated Film from 15 to 60 Minutes Award – award includes a monetary prize of €1,000
  • Best Feature Animation Film Award – award includes a monetary prize of €1,000
  • Best Student Film Award – award includes a monetary prize of €900
  • Best Non-narative / Experimental Animated Film Award – award includes a monetary prize of €250
  • Best Animated Television Film/Series Award – award includes a monetary prize of €250
  • Best Animated Music Video Award – award includes a monetary prize of €200
  • Best Animated Commercial/Jingle Award – award includes a monetary prize of €200
  • Best Animated Film Made by Children to 12 Years, Czech TV Award
  • Best Animated Film Made by Children from 12 to 15 Years, Czech TV Award
  • Teplice City Award (on the basis of audience voting)
  • Best Visegrad School Film Award

Entry Conditions and Criteria

Only films that fulfill all of the following conditions and criteria can be entered into AniFest 2012 International Competition of Animated Films:

  • Over 50% of the film’s running time consists of animation, whereas, for this purpose, the ASIFA definition of animation is used by the festival: “The art of animation is the creation of moving pictures in all ways with the exception of live action”. The sphere of animation technologies used is unrestricted.
  • The film was completed after 1 January 2010.
  • The film has not been entered in the Festival Competition in any previous years.
  • The film / screening copy must be in 35 mm or DVD format (or other data medium, to be agreed with organizer).
  • Films with inappropriate content won’t be accepted (e. g. pornographic, Nazi or racist, affecting religious or minority rights).
  • It is possible to submit one film to more than one category but the film can compete in one competition category only. Organizers reserve the right to transfer the film to other competition category.

The official languages of the Festival are Czech and English.

How to Enter AniFest 2012?

Submit your film online by filling out the 2012 online entry form. You will also need to provide supplementary materials such as:

  • The director’s brief biography and filmography in Czech or English.
  • The 1 director’s photograph in print resolution (jpg, 300 dpi).
  • At least 1 photographs from the competition film in print resolution (jpg, 300 dpi).
  • A brief synopsis in Czech and/or English.
  • The film’s dialogue in the original language and in English.

If your film gets selected for the 2012 AniFest competition, you will also need to provide a screening copy of the film.