Animadeba is an animated film festival that will be held from June 19 to 23 in the town of Deba, a coastal town in the Basque Country ( north of the Spain ).
Animadeba takes 12 years, but it is the first edition of the international animation short film competition.

All the films that take part in the Official Section will be awarded €500 prize money for having been selected.

All selected short films will be eligible for the official festival awards.

• Best short film - Trophy
• Best plot - Trophy
• Prize by the public - Trophy
• Student prize - Diploma

12th Animadeba International Short Film Contest

1. Participation

Any animated short film may be submitted for participation in the competition regardless of the genre, theme or country of origin, providing it was made after 1st January 2018.

The films must not have been previously presented at this competition.

The films must be submitted by the person holding the legitimate rights over them, or somebody who holds due power of representation.

2. Requirements

A digital projection format will be used:

• .MOV – Apple ProRes 422 ( HQ )
• MPEG-4. H264
• Audio AAC

The duration of the films must not exceed 20 minutes, including credits.

Any short films submitted to the competition that are not in the Spanish language, must be subtitled in Spanish.

The person who submits the short film to the contest will be responsible for paying the royalties that arise from showing the films.

3. On-line registration

Short films submitted to the contest must only be submitted via the following platform:

There are no charges for registering films in the festival.

The deadline for submitting films is 22nd March 2019.

The organisation will contact all the selected competitors to request the projec-tion file. The final day for sending in the projection files, in compliance with the aforementioned technical specifications, will be 1st June 2019.

4. Screening

Selected films will be shown during the times and at the places defined in the catalogue and on the official website

During the contest the organisation reserves the right to show selected films at as many public sessions as deemed suitable. Concerning this matter, the holder of the rights over the selected films must grant rights for public screenings of the films for the entire duration of the Festival, without charging the organisers any fees for this.

The 10 selected short films in the official competition must be subtitled in the Basque language and shall be included in the Fimazpit catalogue for a period of 3 years. All programmes in the FILMAZPIT initiative must be cultural, non-profit events free of charge. They will be exclusively in the original version, subtitled in the Basque language and in video format (DVD, Blu-ray or digital file). The holder of the rights over the short films hereby authorises the festival and Fimazpit to show the short film in the Fimazpit programme starting on the date authorisation is signed. After the showing period, the tapes will be deposited in the Basque Film Archive.

5. Selection Committee and Official Panel of Judges

The selection committee, comprising professionals from the audio-visual arts in-dustry and the organisation, will be in charge of selecting the films that will be in-cluded in the official section of the competition.

The Official Panel of Judges, comprising professionals from the film, culture and communications fields will be in charge of granting prizes, and their decision will be final.

6. Prizes and Awards

6.1 - Prizes

All the films that take part in the Official Section will be awarded €500 prize money for having been selected. This amount will be paid at the end of the festival to the account provided in the registration form.

The amount will be subject to deductions in accordance with current legislation at the time payment by the Festival Organisation is made, and shall be considered as a part of the aforementioned prizes.

The directors of the selected short films hereby undertake to attend the festival on the showing days. If they are unable to attend, another member of the team must attend on their behalf (preferably director, producer and/or screenwriter).

6.2 - Awards

All selected short films will be eligible for the official festival awards.

• Best short film - Trophy
• Best plot - Trophy
• Prize by the public - Trophy
• Student prize - Diploma

The award winners hereby undertake to mention the award received at the Ani-madeba Short Film Festival at any subsequent screenings of the film.


The documents requested by the festival for the official catalogue, programme guide and website (synopsis, biography and filmography, artistic and technical sheet, photographs of the director and film, trailers and other audio-visual material) will be taken from the on-line registration form which must be completed before 22nd March 2019. If any additional material is required, the Festival will request it for delivery before 15th April 2019.

8. About copyright

Work containing pre-existing images and/or sound will be accepted.

The organisation is not responsible for any original third party rights, which will be the full liability of the participants.

9. Acceptance of the rules

Registering a film for the 12th Deba International Animation Film Festival - An-imadeba - entails full acceptance of and compliance with these Participation Rules.

In the event of any situations arising not considered by these rules, the organisers of the Animadeba Festival will resolve the matter.