The 17th Athens ANIMFEST - International Animation Festival opens to Animation fans again this year.

Early bird fee: 10 euros, Standard fee: 16 euros

Notice:
For submission are accepted ONLY animated movies in Short, Student, Experimental and Greek categories.

COTINOS* AWARDS

- SHORT ANIMATED MOVIE AWARDS
GRAND PRIX "ATHENA"
2nd PRIZE
3rd PRIZE
SPECIAL MENTIONS & DISTINCTIONS

- STUDENT ANIMATED MOVIE AWARDS
1st PRIZE
2nd PRIZE
3rd PRΙZΕ
SPECIAL MENTIONS & DISTINCTIONS

- EXPERIMENTAL MOVIE AWARDS
1st PRIZE
2nd PRIZE
3rd PRIZE

- GREEK ANIMATED MOVIE AWARDS
1st PRIZE
2nd PRIZE
3rd PRIZE

- MUSIC AWARDS

* In Ancient Olympic Games all the winners were crowned by the judges with a wreath of a wild olive tree which was called "cotinos". This olive tree was behind the Τemple of Zeus in Olympia.

17th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2021 – Rules and Terms
[Terms and conditions update: 04 October 2021]

Categories for Entry
Athens Animfest welcomes only short (short, student, experimental, greek) animated movies.

Conditions for Entry
The following screening formats are eligible for inclusion: H.264
Technical Requirements:
1. File extension: .mp4
2. Video Codec: H.264
3. Video Frame Rate: 24, 25, 29.97 or 30 fps
4. Aspect ratio: we accept any aspect ratio
5. Resolution: 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
6. Field Dominance: Progressive
7. Audio: AAC 48 kHz

To be eligible, films must have been completed since 1 January 2020 and be 30 minutes or less in duration.

The official languages of the festival are English and Greek. To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English-subtitled screening copy available.

Submission Info:
The submission of films may proceed in two ways:
1. Directly at the festival website: https://athensanimfest.eu/2022/en/registration/
2. External submission platform FilmFreeway

Promotion:
The entrant agrees that up to 30’’ of their film, stills and film info may be used by the festival in promotional activities including screening a clip on television and on the festival’s website.

Important Notes:
1. The festival will take place online and the screenings will be available worldwide, protected with password, only for registered users (up to 300 persons beyond participants).
2. Movies that are officially selected will stream online as part of their competition screening session twice in order to accommodate viewers from different time zones.
3. Depending on the circumstances, there is a possibility for the screening to be held in a natural environment, apart from online.
4. When submitting to Athens Animfest, you are agreeing to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival.
5. You may not re-submit a project that was part of the official selection of a previous edition of the festival.
6. By submitting a film to Athens Animfest, the submitter represents that he or she has obtained the necessary consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the film and has agreed to the terms.
7. Upon completion of the festival selection process, organizing committee will contact the submitter using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify him/her of the film’s acceptance status. Athens Animfest will not be held responsible for any failure to contact the submitter using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is responsibility of the submitter to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct.
8. Athens Animfest is under no obligation to provide to the submitter or any other representative of the film any comments or feedback regarding the submitted film.
9. Athens Animfest does not pay screening fees for submitted films.
10. Athens Animfest has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any portion of the guidelines at anytime without notice.
11. Entering a film implies the acceptance of these regulations.

Contact:
EUROPEAN CENTER OF ANIMATION & ARTS
1, Ellis Str.
15232 Chalandri
Greece

Email: info@athensanimfest.eu

Website: https://athensanimfest.eu/2022/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/art-European-Animation-Center-849287285169842/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecaa03483463

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: February 4th, 2022
Notification Date: February 20th, 2022
Event Date: March 17-20, 2022

Athens Animfest wishes you the best of luck.

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  • It was my second time being selected in Athens ANIMFEST yet the first time I could "attend" digitally ! Very happy to be part of the Experimental selection, I loved many of the shorts. Great communication throughout.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Laura for your kind words. Hope to see you again next year.

  • It was amazing! I use to visit Athens ANIMFEST from day one... And now, I was there, together with my best friend Akis Melachris and the movie we did together. An we won the award for best greek animation short!
    Σας Ευχαριστούμε! Thank all of you so much!

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Alexandros, thank you for your kind words!

  • sylwia kubus

    Thank you for choosing my film!! Such a wonderful festival

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sylwia! :)

  • Natalia Jiménez

    Awesome festival, thanks for selecting my short film

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Natalia :)

  • mirsini chatzigeorgiou

    It was a great festival! I am honored that my work has been awarded third prize in the Greek category.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Mirsini, thank you for submitting and congratulations for winning!