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Tricky Women 2011 Animation Festival

Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Since 2001 it has been held in Vienna each March.

The festival offers an international competition of animated short films realised by female artists and produced in 2009 or 2010.

Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like. Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and sent on a separate tape or reel. No films entered in prior Tricky Women Festivals shall be admitted.

Objective

Submit applications for animated short films realised by female artists and produced in 2009 or 2010.

Prizes

  • Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 4000 Euro
  • Synchro Film & Video Material Prize worth 1,500 Euro
  • Hubert Sielecki Award worth 500 Euro (for Austrian animation)
  • Audience Award

Awards and prize monies will go to the directresses of the films.

Rules

  • The international competition is open for animated short films realised by female artists and produced in 2009 or 2010.
  • Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like.
  • Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and sent on a separate tape or reel.
  • No films entered in prior Tricky Women Festivals shall be admitted.
  • Applicants should enclose an English version of any non-English text, dialogue or commentary contained in the film.
  • Films to be screened at the festival must be in 35 mm, 16 mm or Beta SP PAL and should be in master quality. Other projection formats won’t be accepted!

How to enter?

One application form must be filled in completely (2 pages!) for every competition entry.

Applicants must enclose documentation material (at least two film stills as jpeg 300dpi and biographical information on the directress and details of her filmmaking history – CD-Rom welcome). The selection committee shall refuse any entries that fail to comply with these conditions.

The screening copy must arrive no later than 7 February 2011 at the festival office:

Tricky Women, culture2culture,
quartier21/MQ,
Museumsplatz 1,
1070 Vienna,
Austria

Film/video copies from abroad must bear the label “temporary import – for cultural purposes only – no trade value” on the package. Dispatches from non-EU states must contain a pro-forma invoice (amounting to a maximum of 20 euro).