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 and one special program:

> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION (NO DIGITAL 3D/2D, OR WITH USING ONLY PARTLY) – OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD
> ONLY FOR THE ANIMATED MOVIES FROM SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES - COMPETITION OF ALL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION (INCLUDING DIGITAL 3D/2D)
> NO DIALOGUES SHORTS ANIMATED MOVIES FOR KIDS - STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION(NO DIGITAL 3D/2D, OR WITH USING ONLY PARTLY) – OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD
> DIGITAL PANORAMA - A NON-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD (WE DON'T PAY FEES FOR THE SCREENING)

• INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION (NO DIGITAL 3D/2D, OR WITH USING ONLY PARTLY)
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.

• ONLY FOR THE ANIMATED MOVIES FROM SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES - COMPETITION OF ALL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION (INCLUDING DIGITAL 3D/2D)
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.

• NO DIALOGUES SHORTS ANIMATED MOVIES FOR KIDS - STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION(NO DIGITAL 3D/2D, OR WITH USING ONLY PARTLY)
AWARDS:
 Three Special Mentions are granted by children.

I. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION (NO DIGITAL 3D/2D, OR WITH USING ONLY PARTLY) – OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD:
>TRADITIONAL/CLASSICAL & STOP-MOTION ANIMATION is understood by Organizers as the animation created with traditional methods, where the computer was used only during the 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, 2020.

II. ONLY FOR THE ANIMATED MOVIES FROM SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES - COMPETITION OF ALL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION (INCLUDING DIGITAL 3D/2D):
>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 Asian countries.
>SOUTH-EAST ASIA comprising ONLY 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, 2020.

III. NO DIALOGUES SHORTS ANIMATED MOVIES FOR KIDS - STOP-MOTION & TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ANIMATION(NO DIGITAL 3D/2D, OR WITH USING ONLY PARTLY) – OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD:
>To the SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION, we accept animated movies for children, WITH NO DIALOGUE, not longer than 30 minutes (with closing credits) and realized after January 1st, 2020.

IV. DIGITAL PANORAMA - A NON-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD (WE DON'T PAY FEES FOR THE SCREENING) - ONLY DIGITAL 2D/3D

IF THERE WILL BE NO CHANCE TO ORGANIZE THE FESTIVAL OFFLINE, THE SUBMITTER AGREES TO BE PART OF THE ONLINE EDITION, WITH GEO-BLOCKED (ONLY INDONESIA) AND A PROTECTED STREAM.

SUBMISSION FEE WAIVER
CRAFTanimfest stands in solidarity with Ukrainian and Iranian filmmakers and all the victims of the war and oppressions. For the the #craftanimfest2023 we offers submission fee waivers for films that are produced in the Ukraine/Iran and created by Ukrainian/ Iranian filmmakers.
Email your request along with information about the film, it’s creator, & origin to craftanimationfestival@gmail.com .
Our team will send your waiver code to officially submit the film via Filmfreeway.

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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