ASIF, the annual competition of Israeli Animation, is the main event of Animix Festival, taking place in Tel-Aviv in collaboration with the Israeli animation community.

After running for more than 20 years as the most important animation competition in Israel, ASIF is going international! For the first time, we'll have an international competition for students from all around the world. This will be an incredible opportunity to see some of the brightest up and coming animators in the world and the work they are producing.

ASIF aims to celebrate the crop of creative works made in the past year, and promote the art of animation in Israel. The festival will be screening a diverse selection of world-wide animation throughout the day: short films, feature films, music videos and commercials. And we'll also have industry panels and top-notch guests and competition judges.

Best International Student Film
Viewer's Choice Award

ASIF Animation Film Festival

Rules for Participation

In a nutshell:
- Film must include at least 3o percent of animation from its total running time
- Only completed graduation films will be accepted (not still in production)
- Film's production year 2021-2023
- 20 minutes or less
- Non-English films must have English subtitles
- If the film gets accepted, the filmmaker must provide ASIF a DCP copy with burnt English subs, 3 images from the film and a trailer/short clip for commercial purposes. By submitting your film, you authorize ASIF and Animix to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

Long version of the regulations:

1. Dates and Venue

Please refer to the individual film festival dates as dictated on FilmFreeway. The venue for the 2023 ASIF Animation Film Festival will be in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2. Contact Assurance
You are responsible for updating us directly regarding any change to your contact information and ensuring that emails from asifanimationfilmfestival@gmail.com are not blocked by spam filters.

3. Awards
Best International Student Animation
Viewer's Choice Award

4. Film Competition
Film entries are open for international student films. 
Only graduation films with up to 20 minutes running time will be eligible. Film entries will be assessed and successful submissions will enter the festival competition i.e. the “Official Selection” and be programmed for screening. If your film is chosen for the Official Selection we reserve the right to screen your film at a date and time of our choosing. Failure to submit a locked screener copy prior to the festival’s Notification Date will rule out eligibility for an award and may lead to the cancellation of your screening even if your film is chosen for the Official Selection.

5. Outside of Competition
The festival will also have a non-competitive section with the best films that didn't make it to the competition.

6. Subtitles

Any foreign language films, other than English, must have English subtitles for both the submission screener and exhibition screener.

7. Completion Date & Premiere Status
Only films that have been completed after June, 2021 will be accepted to the competition. We do not require a premiere.

8. Formats

We accept films with any aspect ratio. For the film selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Successful submissions that are granted a screening MUST submit a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) to be screened at the event.

9. Notification of Acceptance or Rejection
Notifications are made on the Notification Date listed on FilmFreeway, this date is subject to extenuating circumstances and will be updated on the event listing if necessary.

10. Submission Feedback
Due to the volume of entries received we cannot offer individual feedback on all submissions.

11. Entry Fees
Only completed entries with paid submission fees will be processed and considered for the Official Selection. Entry fees are not refundable. Should the 2023 ASIF Animation Film Festival be canceled or postponed due to a natural disaster, epidemic, or for any other reason beyond our control, submission fees cannot be refunded.

12. Selection & Awards

This festival is organised by ANIMIX. The festival Directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. The screening schedule will be announced after the festival’s Notification Date.

Award winning films from the Official Selection will be chosen by a panel of festival judges. Award winners will be notified within 7 days following the event date.

13. Publicity

We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions in the Official Selection for festival publicity and marketing purposes.

14. Screenings

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 7 days before any scheduled screening. Failure to do so may lead to cancellation of your screening. We do not offer screening fees.

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The festival Administrators' decision is final in all the above matters.

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GENERAL AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPATION IN ASIF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL:

By submitting to the ASIF Animation Film Festival I confirm that I have read and accept the terms and regulations of the Film Festival Guild. I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. I authorize the Film Festival Guild to exhibit my film, and if selected, I confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in a required format for screening during the 2023 festival. I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to the Film Festival Guild and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I hold the Film Festival Guild harmless from damage to, or loss of any or all materials en route to, from or otherwise at the festival. I assume all legal responsibilities therein. By Agreeing to these terms, I transfer to the Film Festival Guild the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the 2023 festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the 2023 festival. I hereby agree to indemnify the Film Festival Guild, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By submitting to our festival, we will utilise any personal data that you submit to us as part of the details of your submission to evaluate your submission for the purposes of the festival. We will store your data to contact you about future festivals and events that you may be interested in from either ourselves or third parties.
 We will also use your data as part of our internal surveys to assess the number of submissions for the festival and where submissions came from and from what category.
 You are in control of your data and should you wish to delete your data, you may request for us to do this at any time.
 Asking us to delete your data before the end of the festival will withdraw your submission from the festival and no refunds will be given. To withdraw consent to use your data and delete it from our systems, please email us with your request.

Data Consent

The only way to enter our film festival is by submission. It is not possible to enter the festival without a submission. Therefore by submitting to our festival you are giving us consent to utilise your data. 
It is impossible for our festival to manage your submission and your involvement in our festival without using your data. If you do not consent to this and would like us to delete your data entirely after the festival, please contact us. By making a submission to our festival you are giving your consent for us to use your data in the ways listed in point 15 of our rules and conditions. By making a submission to our festival you are allowing us to use your data and agreeing to abide by our festival rules, terms and conditions. Third Parties that we may share your data with are other film festivals, competitions and/or film festival submission websites.

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  • ASIF is a great festival in Israel and I am glad I could attend even though the last-minute invitation. The crew was really welcoming and generous, did everything to make my stay enjoyable. Screenings were versatile and of a high standard, the festival had a great vibe. Organizers were always reachable and quick to reply. Thank you for everything!

    August 2023