The Animattikon Project is an event celebrating the art of animated film in all its aspects. Along with the projections of the animated films of the official selection, it offers a series of animation workshops, organized by animators from all over the world.
The Animattikon Project takes place in the town of Paphos, Cyprus. It takes its name after the Attikon Cinema, a historical theater, dating from 1938. As the second oldest cinema in Paphos, the Attikon cinema is one of the few points of reference that all generations of people of Paphos share.
Along with the workshops, the Animattikon Project proposes exhibitions, lectures, conferences and performances around the art of animation. It aims at presenting Animation as a true and complete form of art, in all its levels and at giving access to its techniques and secrets to the wide public.
It started as a project of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017 and is now an annual event having a double function: a venue for animators to show their work and an opportunity for the public to learn in depth the art of animation.
What's new for the fourth edition:
For the 2019 edition of the festival we are adding two new categories to which you can submit your films:
The first one is a separate Student Animated Short Film category, welcoming all student films under 20 minutes.
The second one is a category dedicated to Commissioned Animated Films, such as advertisements, promotional videos, educational animations etc.
For its fourth year the Animattikon Project continues the tradition it set last year, and offers the Golden Hat Awards. The prize will be a statuette created by the Kimonos Art Center's team. There is no money award. One prize will be awarded per category. The decision will be made by a jury of specialists in the field of animation.
Besides the prize, we will maintain the tradition of the two previous editions of the Animattikon Project, so all directors of selected films will receive, once the festival is concluded, a collectible print in lino-cut or silkscreen, with the festival's poster image.
For the Animated Short Film, Student Animated Short Film, Animated Music Video, Commissioned Animated Film and the Halloween Special category, any short animated film not exceeding the duration of 20 minutes is eligible. All techniques are accepted.
No premiere status is required and the film may be available online. The date of the film's production is irrelevant.
For the Animated Documentary, Documentary About Animation and Cypriot Animated Film categories any short animated film not exceeding the duration of 120 minutes is eligible. All techniques are accepted.
Once again, no premiere status is required and the film may be available online. The date of the film's production is irrelevant.
For the Extra-cinematic animation, all forms of animation are accepted, given that they fit within the budget restrictions.
Do NOT send us links to fully download your film. We do not have the capacity to download thousands of films, so make sure your film is available for viewing on Vimeo or YouTube. If the link is private please provide the code along with the submission.
We do NOT accept films that require a screening fee.
In case your film is selected:
If your film is selected you will be asked to send a full HD version of it in an .mp4 format (H.264) through Dropbox or WeTransfer, for us to download.
Hard copies are not required nor accepted.
Films containing dialogue are required to send a working .srt file with synchronized English subtitles. This also stands for films containing dialogues in English. The festival is addressed in a mostly English-speaking audience, but the native language for most of them is not English, so the subtitles are very helpful. Dialogue transcripts are not accepted, the subtitles have to be in .srt form and correctly synchronized.
By submitting your film to the Animattikon Project, you are declaring that you own the rights to the material submitted.
For promotional purposes:
Up to three film stills, as well as the film's poster, are required for promotional purposes. By providing them, you accord to the Animattikon Project the right to use them.
You also accord to the Animattikon Project the right to use up to ten seconds of our film for the creation of a trailer for the festival.