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 third edition:
For the 2019 edition of the festival we are adding several new categories to which you can submit your films. Along the Short Animated Film and the Halloween Special categories, we are now have five new categories:
Animated Documentaries, Documentaries About Animation, Animated Music Videos and Extra-cinematic Animations.
The Animated Documentaries category concerns both long and short animated documentaries. The films can contain both live action and animated sequences, but the animated sequences need to be the central technique of the films.
The Documentaries About Animation category concerns both short and long documentaries that deal with the theme of animation. These can be documentaries about the history of animation, about the story of an animated film, about the biography of an animator etc. Animated documentaries that deal with the subject of animation can be submitted as well, but this category is not limited to animated films.
The Animated Music Videos category is addressed to short animated films made for music. All animated video clips are eligible.
The Extra-cinematic Animation category concerns a very particular kind of animation: this concerns animations that are not meant for cinematic viewing. This can be films that are destined to be viewed as an art exhibition item, art installations, animated films that fit into the video-art category etc. Animations submitted in this category will be presented in the context of an exhibition that will take place during the festival. Given that some of these projects may not be in a form that can be submitted through FilmFreeway, the creators interested in presenting their work in this context can contact the festival team to propose their work. Please keep in mind that the festival's budget is limited, so presentation conditions that require costly installations are not possible.
The fifth and last category we are adding this year concerns animators from Cyprus. The Cypriot Animated Film category is meant to encourage Cypriot production. This is addressed to all directors who live, work and produce their films in Cyprus. This category is not limited to animators of Cypriot origin, but to animators who reside in Cyprus, productions made in Cyprus and Cypriot animators living and producing animated films abroad.
For its third year the Animattikon Project becomes a competing festival. We are introducing the Golden Hat Award. The prize will be a statuette created by our own Charalambos Kneknas. 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 Short Animated Film category 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, Animated Music Video 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 correct .srt file with 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. The team of the Animattikon Project will take care of the translation of the subtitles where it is needed, but an .srt file in English is necessary.
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.