CRAFT is a celebration of craftsmanship and talent, but also to commune with authenticity, diversity and physicality.

CRAFT International Animation Festival has THREE parallel competitions:

> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION – FOR THE WHOLE WORLD
> SOUTHEAST ASIA COMPETITION OF ANIMATION SHORTS - ALL TECHNIQUES, BUT ONLY FOR SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
> SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION - NO DIALOGUES, STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION, FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

• INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION – FOR THE WHOLE WORLD
AWARDS:
 Grand Prix for the Best Movie.
 Strong Craft Basis Award for the Best Student Movie.
 Craft Special Mention for Technique.
 Special Mention for Taking Environmental or Social Issues.
 Audience Award.

• SOUTHEAST ASIA COMPETITION OF ANIMATION SHORTS - ALL TECHNIQUES, BUT ONLY FOR SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
AWARDS:
 Grand Prix for the Best Movie.
 Strong Craft Basis Award for the Best Student Movie.
 Craft Special Mention for Technique.
 Special Mention for Taking Environmental or Social Issues.
 Audience Award.

• SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION
AWARDS:
 Three Special Mentions granted by children.

I. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION – FOR THE WHOLE WORLD :
>TRADITIONAL/CLASSICAL & STOP-MOTION ANIMATION is understood by Organizers as the animation created with traditional methods (analog animation art / a materials-focused practice), where the computer was used only during post-production stage or CGI was used to a minimum extent, or not at all.
>INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF TRADITIONAL/CLASSICAL & STOP-MOTION ANIMATION is open for professionals , students and independent artists from all around the world.
>To the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION we accept animated movies, not longer than 30 minutes (with closing credits) and realized after January 1st, 2018.

II. SOUTHEAST ASIA COMPETITION OF ANIMATION SHORTS - ALL TECHNIQUES, BUT ONLY FOR SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES:
>SOUTH-EAST ASIA COMPETITION is open for ALL TECHNIQUES – digital, non-digital, stop-motion and mixed.
>SOUTH-EAST ASIA COMPETITION is open for professionals, students and independent artists from Southeast countries.
>SOUTH-EAST ASIA COMPETITION comprising Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
>To the SOUTH-EAST ASIA COMPETITION we accept animated movies, not longer than 30 minutes (with closing credits) and realized after January 1st, 2018.

III. SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION - NO DIALOGUES, STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION, FOR THE WHOLE WORLD:
>To the SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION we accept animated movies for children, not longer than 30 minutes (with closing credits) and realized after January 1st, 2018.

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  • A beautiful festival! I specially appreciate the good communication they had with the participants, so we wouldn't miss a thing. I definitely recommend participating. Thank you so much for the special mention!!!

    December 2021
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival of this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    November 2021
  • Gabriela Orozco

    One of the best festivals ever. Muchas gracias por todo.

    November 2021
  • Shin Hosokawa

    I was happy to be able to participate in the online screening.

    November 2021
  • I wish I could have attended the festival as the selection looked wonderful. I appreciated the efforts to have virtual meet-the-filmmakers panels in COVID times. I hope one day I'll be able to go in person!

    November 2021