PLEASE BEFORE SUBMIT READ, AND SIGN THE DOCUMENTS, AUTHORIZATION, AND SPECIFICATIONS DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE AT:

https://www.cinanima.pt/regulations?lang=en

TO UPLOAD TOGETHER WITH YOUR SUBMISSION at "Files & Attachments" of your project.

SPREADING ANIMATION FOR 45 YEARS

CINANIMA is an animation film festival organised by NASCENTE – Cooperative Society with Cultural Purposes, and by the Espinho City Hall. Ever since its first edition, back in 1976, it has been working continuously to promote this form of cinema and its authors. It has been considered a precursor of cultural decentralisation in Portugal, as CINANIMA has won international recognition while not belonging to the main cultural centres of Lisbon or Porto.

The Festival is organized by a non-profit association, it is approved by ASIFA – Association International du Film d’Animation – and is supported by the Ministry of Culture/ ICA I.P. – Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual, the Ministry of Youth/ Portuguese Institute of Youth, the Portuguese Tourism Institute, the Ministry of Economy and the Parish Council of Espinho. It is also sponsored by several private entities, and has formed partnerships with the media for promotion and advertisement purposes.

To many professionals, the opportunity to present a film at CINANIMA represents one of the few opportunities to show the public the result of their work and effort, in addition to the privileges to which the winners are entitled. CINANIMA’s Grand Prize winner for short films is placed on the shortlist for the Oscar© for the Best Animation Short film nominations, as the Festival is one of the events recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Throughout these 45 years of activity, CINANIMA has contributed to creating new audiences for this art form, encouraging the general public to recognize the value of animation cinema, pushing aside the prejudice that animation is only for children and confirming animation as an outstanding artistic and multidisciplinary communication platform.

Besides promoting contact between professionals and the audience, CINANIMA is strongly committed to educating professionals and the general public. In recent years it has been developing an educational programme in the visual arts that also enriches experience of those who visit the Festival.

A festival such as CINANIMA consists of more than just films, it is also composed of numerous exhibitions, workshops, performances and other initiatives that are held during that week. For those who don’t have the time or availability to be at the Festival the whole week, and would prefer to see the best of the competition in one go, Sunday, the last day of the Festival, is surely a good day to come to Espinho and see one of the four screenings dedicated to the winning films. Those familiar with CINANIMA know they won’t be disappointed. If you have never been here before, come and discover the Festival!

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
1 – SHORT FILMS
The International Jury Short Film has the following awards at their disposal:
a) Grand Prize CINANIMA 2021 – Short Films | Espinho City Award.
b) Jury’s Special Award
To be granted according to the Jury’s own criteria.
c) Awards for the best film in each category of the International Competition Short Films.
• The prize for the best short film “up to 5 minutes” is named Alves Costa Award.

2 – FEATURE FILMS
The International Jury Feature Films has the following award at their disposal:
a) Grand Prize CINANIMA 2021 – Feature Films.

3 – STUDENT FILMS
The International Jury Student Films has the following award at their disposal;
a) Grand Prize CINANIMA 2021 – Student Films / Gaston Roch Award.

The Juries may bestow Special Mentions in each competition.

NATIONAL COMPETITION
a) ANTÓNIO GAIO Award – Best film in the National Competition;
b) YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR Award.

AUDIENCE AWARD
Attributed by the audience of the Festival, who elects their favourite film from among those screened in the International Competition, through vote.

PLEASE BEFORE SUBMIT READ, AND SIGN THE DOCUMENTS, AUTHORIZATION, AND SPECIFICATIONS DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE AT:

https://www.cinanima.pt/regulations?lang=en

TO UPLOAD TOGETHER WITH YOUR SUBMISSION at "Files & Attachments" of your project.

I – ORGANISATION AND DATE
CINANIMA – INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL OF ESPINHO - CINANIMA 2021 – 45th edition - is organised by NASCENTE – Cultural Cooperative – and by the CITY HALL OF ESPINHO with the support of the MINISTRY OF CULTURE / ICA I.P. - INSTITUTE OF CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL and other public and private entities.

CINANIMA has the approval of the International Film Association – ASIFA - , is member of the European Emile Awards (EAA) and is officially elected as an Oscar™ qualifying festival, by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, and whose winner is eligible for the nomination for the Best Animation Short Film.

CINANIMA 2021 will be held in the city of Espinho – Portugal – from the 08th to the 14th of November 2021.

II – ADMISSION OF THE FILMS
CINANIMA 2021 will only accept works:
a) directed according to the definition of animation given by ASIFA: “The art of animation involves the creation of animated images using various techniques other than live action”
b) concluded after the 1st January 2020;
c) not sent for Pre-Selection in previous editions of the Festival;
d) that combine live action with animation as long as animation represents 70% of the film.

III – SUBMISSION
a) the deadline for submissions is the 31st of May, except for the Student Films that may be submitted until the 25th of June 2021.
b) the submission of the films for CINANIMA 2021 is made online at http://www.cinanima.pt or at the FilmFreeway platform;
c) no registration fee is required for CINANIMA 2021;
d) no fees will be paid for the screening of the works that have been submitted and for the films selected for Competition and International Panorama;
d) the work submitted must be complete (final and edited version);
e) the submission of the work is validated if it is sent together with:
- link for Pre-selection;
- two frames of the film in JPEG, 300 dpi;
- photo of the director in JPEG, 300 dpi;
- List of dialogues and/ or narration in Portuguese and/ or English in a .srt file with timecode.
Films with dialogues or narration in other language than English or French must have embedded English subtitles.

III – TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE FILMS
1. FOR SELECTION
The following are accepted:
• Video files, formats .mov (H.264, ProRes 422 e ProRes 444), .avi (uncompressed) or .mp4 (H.264), native resolution and frame rate, via Internet;
• Link Youtube or Vimeo with password if required; both link and password must be valid until the 15th of November 2021.The Festival’s Organisation must be informed of any changes.

2. FOR FINAL SCREENING
The following are accepted:
• Video files, formats .mov (H.264, ProRes 422 e ProRes 444), .avi (uncompressed) or .mp4 (H.264), native resolution and frame rate, via Internet;
• DCP (please check the Technical Specifications at www.cinanima.pt).

3. SENDING FILES
Video files for Selection and Final Screening must be sent to technical@cinanima.pt

4 . TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Check document of the Technical Specifications at www.cinanima.pt

The director/ producer of the film that has been selected has the duty to send the copy of the film in the format mentioned on the Entry Form.

IV – CATEGORIES IN COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
1 – International Competition Short Films
- Films up to 5 minutes;
- Films over 5 up to 24 minutes;
- Films over 24 up to 50 minutes;
- Commissioned films;
- Animated documentary.
Note: All those applying for the International Competition can only enter their film into one category.

2 – International Competition Feature Films
Films over 50 minutes long.

3 – International Competition Student Films
Films under 50 minutes long, directed by students or graduation students, produced at Art Schools, Film Schools or Film Training Schools.

NATIONAL COMPETITION
A film is considered to be Portuguese when it has been directed by a Portuguese citizen or whose production is entirely Portuguese.

Portuguese films can only enter one of the National Competition categories.

1 – ANTÓNIO GAIO Award – Best film in the National Competition.
These works may also be submitted to the International Competition.

2 – YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR Award:
a) Films directed by Children and Youngsters (until the age of 18) within the scope of educational activities or workshops.
The submission of a film in this category blocks the submission of the same film in the International Competition.
b) First Film directed by Young Portuguese Directors (aged between 18 and 30).
These works may also be submitted to the International Competition.

V – NON COMPETITIVE PROGRAMME – INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA
From among the films submitted to the Festival and non-selected for Competition, the Festival’s Programming Department will organise sets of programmes that will have the designation International Panorama.

VI – SELECTION OF THE FILMS FOR COMPETITION AND INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA
1 – The Pre-Selection is the Festival’s Programming Department responsibility.
2 – The final decision as to the works in competition, in the several categories and in International Panorama, is the responsibility of the Festival’s Programming Department and two professionals invited by the Festival’s Organisation.
3 – The directors/ producers of the films selected for Competition and International Panorama will be informed by e-mail until the 17th of September 2021. The list will be published on the Festival’s website.
4 – All the directors of the selected films – 1 representative per film – will be invited by the Organisation to be present during the Festival, and are, therefore, asked to answer the invitation sent to them on the email informing about the selection of the work.

VII – SENDING AND RETURNING COPIES
1 – Final copies:
a) The copies for final screening must arrive at the Festival’s office until the 04th of October 2021. Should this rule be broken, the film may be withdrawn from the programme;
b) The Organisation appreciates the sending of:
. Teaser/ trailer/ spot of each film for promotional purposes;
. Posters, postcards, flyers.
2 – All copies in USB disks must be sent by Courier to:
CINANIMA 2021 – Rua 62, 251 . 4500-366 Espinho - Portugal
3 – Shipping costs of the films are born by the applicants. Any shipment outside EU must include a Proforma Invoice with the information “Temporary Import – For cultural purposes only” and the mention of 20,00 USD (twenty U.S. dollars) as maximum value for customs.
4 – Any film to collect on deliver will be refused and returned.
5 – The Festival’s Organisation will bear the returning costs of the works to its origin.
6 – The return of the copies will not be made before the 22nd of November 2021.

VIII – JURIES
1 – INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL
a) The Organisation will nominate the INTERNATIONAL JURIES for each of the competitions and the NATIONAL JURY. Each Jury will be constituted by three people involved in animation;
b) The name of these Jury members will be announced on the Festival’s site. The Organising Committee has the ability to nominate one or more Jury members should any of the previously announced jurors be unable to attend the Festival;

d) These Juries decide according to their own criteria, based in general principles determined by the Organising Committee, and their decision is final. The Juries have the ability to attribute or not the prizes at their disposal;

e) No member of the Jury (International or National) may be associated to the production of the works presented.

IX – AWARDS
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
1 – SHORT FILMS
The International Jury Short Film has the following awards at their disposal:
a) Grand Prize CINANIMA 2021 – Short Films | Espinho City Award.
b) Jury’s Special Award
To be granted according to the Jury’s own criteria.
c) Awards for the best film in each category of the International Competition Short Films.
• The prize for the best short film “up to 5 minutes” is named Alves Costa Award.

2 – FEATURE FILMS
The International Jury Feature Films has the following award at their disposal:
a) Grand Prize CINANIMA 2021 – Feature Films.

3 – STUDENT FILMS
The International Jury Student Films has the following award at their disposal;
a) Grand Prize CINANIMA 2021 – Student Films / Gaston Roch Award.

The Juries may bestow Special Mentions in each competition.

NATIONAL COMPETITION
a) ANTÓNIO GAIO Award – Best film in the National Competition;
b) YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR Award.

AUDIENCE AWARD
Attributed by the audience of the Festival, who elects their favourite film from among those screened in the International Competition, through vote.

X – SUBTITLING
The subtitling of the Short and Feature Films selected is the Organising Committee’s responsibility as long as the complete text of the dialogues or narration, in English or French, is sent preferably in .srt and/ or text file with timecode at the time of the submission of the film. Should this rule be ignored in due time, the film will be screened with no subtitles and in its original language.

XI – RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES
1 – The directors/ producers of the films submitted to the Festival and selected for International Competition, National Compeition or International Panorama authorise its screening in these programmes.

2 – The directors / producers of the award winning films, grant the Festival the right to screen their films in additional screenings on the Festival’s last day – Sunday, the 14th of November 2021 - and in the Opening Screening of the 46th edition of CINANIMA, in November 2022.

Note: Please fill Annex II of these Regulations – Authorisations.

3 – The directors / producers of the films selected either for International Competition, National Competition or International Panorama grant the Festival the right to show parts of their works, up to 10% of its length, on television or new media, for information purposes.

Note: Please fill Annex II of these Regulations – Authorisations.

4 – The directors / producers of the films selected either for International Competition, National Competition or International Panorama grant the Festival the right to use stills of the films for promotional purposes.

5 – The directors / producers of the award-winning films and of the films selected for International Competition, National Competition and International Panorama accept the commitment of mentioning it in the promotional materials of the films.

6 – Copies sent for Pre-Selection will remain in the Festival’s Video Archive.

7 – The Festival is responsible for the copy for final screening, since its arrival to its returning. In case of damage, the Festival will reimburse the producer of the material value of the copy in the format that was used in the Festival.

8 - Any doubt or matter omitted in the present Regulations will be decided by the Organisation according to the rules of fairness and good-sense.

9 – The participation in CINANIMA 2021 implies unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations and its Annexes.

10 – Should any doubt of interpretation arise, only the Portuguese version is considered lawful.

XII – FINAL ARRANGEMENTS
NASCENTE – Cultural Cooperative has the right to decide to carry out a hybrid or only online edition of the Festival, using a streaming platform with restricted access and upon subscription, during the week of the Festival and the following one, as an alternative measure in the context of constraints imposed by the state of emergency of the country, namely restraints of a period of time that limit, condition, advise against or prevent the completion of public projection in the Theatre.

Espinho, 1st of March 2021

CINANIMA©2021

Overall Rating
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  • Leila Ahang

    One of the amazing festivals that I have ever seen. Thank you CINANIMA`s team.

    December 2021
  • Brad Hock

    Cinanima was pure magic. They had the courage to open up the festival in person and invited me out all the way from California. The selections were as lovely and unique as the people, and it was honor to be there with them.

    November 2021
  • Ulf Grenzer

    My team and I are really glad to have been accepted for this years programme and all the communication made us feel more than welcome, even if we couldn't be there in person.
    Best wishes for the next years!

    November 2021
  • Assia Kovanova

    Amazing festival! Thank you, CINANIMA!

    November 2021