The 19th Athens ANIMFEST - International Animation Festival opens to Animation fans again this year.

Early bird fee: 12 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.

19th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2024 – Rules and Terms
[Terms and conditions update: 28 November 2023]

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 2022 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.

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:
Center of Animation, Audiovisual & Performing Arts
48, Patission str.
10682 Athens
Greece

Email: info@athensanimfest.eu

Website: https://athensanimfest.eu/2024/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arsanima.eu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecaa03483463

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: February 22nd, 2024
Notification Date: March 4rd, 2024
Event Date: March 28-31, 2024

Athens Animfest wishes you the best of luck.

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  • Thank you so much for selecting my graduation movie "technically_breathing" for the official selection!

    April 2024
  • University of South Alabama Animation

    We were pleased to have so many of our students' films accepted and programmed with so many excellent shorts from across the globe.

    April 2024
  • Yotam Goren

    It was an honor to take part in your festival.

    April 2024
  • Cheryl Blake

    Thank you so much for including Seaglass in your festival!

    April 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Cheryl for your participation in the festival. Hope it was a nice experience for you!

  • Joe Groe

    Thanks you so much! Your festival was the first to select my short animation. So meaning for me🙏🏽

    April 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Nice to hear this Joe! We hope you enjoyed the experience and look forward to participating again in the future!