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Animotion Film Festival is a competitive Film Festival dedicated to 2D-3D Animation and Stop Motion Films.
The Call for submitting at 6th edition of Animotion Film Festival is open from July 14th, 2022 to June 28th, 2023.

-History-

Our event gave space to individual authors, animation schools and productions from all over the world.
Since the first year of our event, we have brought the best of global animation to our audience.
In the first edition were selected “Garden Party” and “Negative Space” both Oscar nominees in 2018. In the second edition were selected “Mirai” by Mamoru Hosoda, Oscar nominee in 2019 and “Weekends” Winner at the Toronto Shorts Film Festival and Oscar nominee in 2019.
The short film “Daughter” was nominated for an Oscar after the 2020 edition and we had the privilege of showing the feature film “Away” awarded at major international festivals.
In 2021, even during the pandemic, we selected and awarded the best works received at the festival.
Every year the level of animated cinema is higher and higher, our event is always updated on the progress and innovations that this film genre brings.

The Festival gives awards for:
- Best 2D Animation Film;
- Best 3D Animation Film;
- Best Stop Motion Film.
- Best Director|Animation Film;
- Best Script |Animation Film;
- Best Student |Animation Film;
- Best Soundtrack |Animation Film;
- Best Design |Animation Film;
- Best Advertising |Animation Film;
- Best Music Video |Animation Film;
- Best Voice Over |Animation Film.

All winners and selected works receive a free certificate (jpg file via e-mail).

ART. 1 - Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee (not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration.

The open call starts on July 14th 2022 and closes on June 28th, 2023.

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 14/07/2022 to 24/08/2022 $ 15.00
Middle Standard Entry from 25/08/2022 to 28/09/2022 $ 18.00
Standard Entry from 29/09/2022 to 02/11/2022 $ 20.00
Middle Late Entry from 03/11/2022 to 07/12/2022 $ 23.00
Late Entry from 08/12/2022 to 22/02/2023 $ 25.00
Middle Final Entry from 23/02/2023 to 15/03/2023 $ 28.00
Final Entry from 16/03/2023 to 10/05/2023 $ 30.00
Middle Extended Entry from 11/05/2023 to 07/06/2023 $ 33.00
Extended Entry 08/06/2023 to 28/06/2023 $ 35.00

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 14/07/2022 to 24/08/2022 $ 20.00
Middle Standard Entry from 25/08/2022 to 28/09/2022 $ 23.00
Standard Entry from 29/09/2022 to 02/11/2022 $ 25.00
Middle Late Entry from 03/11/2022 to 07/12/2022 $ 28.00
Late Entry from 08/12/2022 to 22/02/2023 $ 30.00
Middle Final Entry from 23/02/2023 to 15/03/2023 $ 33.00
Final Entry from 16/03/2023 to 10/05/2023 $ 35.00
Middle Extended Entry from 11/05/2023 to 07/06/2023 $ 38.00
Extended Entry 08/06/2023 to 28/06/2023 $ 40.00

ART. 2 - Submission requisites
Italian or foreign 2-3D/STOP MOTION Short Films which last up to
30 minutes;
Italian or foreign 2-3D/STOP MOTION Feature Films which last up to
120 minutes.

ART. 3 - Genres
It's an OPEN genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted.

ART. 4 - Video Format
The audio-video file of the selected Film has to be sent via no later than June, 30th 2023 in the following formats: PAL , H264 1080p 24fp .mov or .mp4. Ways of sharing: WeTransfer or other file-sharing platforms to: animotionfilmfest@gmail.com.

ART. 5 - Selection
Official notification date: June 30th 2023.
The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Animotion Film Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected works will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within June 30th 2023.

ART. 6 - Preselection
May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff.

ART. 7 Awards
- Best 2D Animation Film;
- Best 3D Animation Film;
- Best Stop Motion Film.
- Best Director|Animation Film;
- Best Script |Animation Film;
- Best Student |Animation Film;
- Best Soundtrack |Animation Film;
- Best Design |Animation Film;
- Best Advertising |Animation Film;
- Best Music Video |Animation Film;
- Best Voice Over |Animation Film.

ART. - 8 Advertising Purposes
Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet.

ART. - 9 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

Privacy
Subscribers to the Animotion Film Festival, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of enrollment in the Festival.

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  • The Third Lab

    Great Festival! It was a pleasure for us to participate and an honour to win in the best student film section. Thank you so much!

    July 2022
  • Joe Chang

    Such a great event that allows animation filmmakers from all over the world to share their work! Thank you very much!

    July 2021