Animators, doodlers, muses and delicious appetizers… We want your film NOW! To feature your film during the festival you can start by submitting via FilmFreeway.

By submitting your animation, ANIMATE DUBAI provides you the opportunity to debut your artistry alongside some of the industry’s most prestigious names.

Make sure you catch a view of the rules and regulations!

Members of the international juries of the Arab Short Films Competition, Arab Student Films Competition, International Short Films Competition and International Student Short Films Competition are assigned by the Festival Director.

• Best Arab Short Film
• Best Arab Student Short Film
• Best International Short Film
• Best International Student Short Film

The Festival may permit other Emirati or international organizations or institutions to present their own awards.

Arab short and feature films must be completed after 1 January, 2011.
International short and feature films must be completed after 1 January, 2013.

The submitted works must be in the final edited version. Works in progress will not be considered.

Films with dialogue or narration in languages other than English must have English subtitles.

Each applicant declares to be the author or rights owner of the submitted film(s) and to own all literary, dramatic and musical rights.

Preview screener must be available for preview until February 20, 2015.

Preview Screening of the films will be included in the Festival’s library. The Festival reserves the right to use the films for strictly non-commercial, educational purposes.

The Festival has the right to use all materials related to the submission as well as a film excerpt up to 10% of the total length of the film that will not exceed 3 minutes for promotional purposes.

Film selection is carried out by the Festival Director in collaboration with selected professionals. All applicants will be notified regarding the selection results. Each director whose film is chosen for the official festival program will be contacted by the Festival management for further arrangements.

Participation in the Festival and its film submission process implies acceptance, without reservation to the present regulations. An entry form is valid without a signature and a seal.