Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games, now at its 37th edition, is one of the best known festivals in the Italian scene.
It is a remarkable window for animation works, short films in particular – fiction, educational, experimental, computer graphic – and with a whole section solely dedicated to comics: Riminicomix.
Furthermore, the festival features:
- exhibitions;
- educational and social projects;
- workshops in local schools;
- one of the most popular and entertaining Cosplay conventions in Italy.
- publication of books and catalogues.
The festival takes place in Rimini in various locations, from downtown to the beach, in the month of July.

The Signor Rossi Award: open to animated films made by secondary school and university students, and by the students of animation film schools. It consists of a cash prize of 1,200 Euro and the "Sig. Rossi Plate";

The Cartoon Club Award, open to short animated films made by professional filmmakers and production companies. The winner will receive the "Cartoon Club plate";

The Cartoon Kids Award: among the submitted films the Festival direction will select, at its own discretion, some short animated films aimed at a children’s audience. An all-children’s jury will select the winner among these films. The winner will receive the “Cartoon Kids plate”.

The Cartoon Junior Award, dedicated to short animated films realized in the context of projects of workshops for children in Italy or abroad. The winner will receive the “Cartoon Junior plate”.

REGULATIONS

1. ADMISSION CONDITIONS
ONLY SHORT ANIMATED FILMS (min. 2’50”, max. 30’), produced from 1st January 2018 onward, that haven’t been shown in previous editions of the festival are admitted.
Admission is free of charge.
The short films will be selected by the exclusive choice of the festival.

Applicants must also provide the following:
• the film file in high-quality .mp4 or .mov or format;
• the list of subtitles in English or Italian (for foreign language films only);
• the film synopsis;
• bio-filmography and picture of the director/s;
• 3 film stills (in .jpg format, 300 dpi).

The above material is to be sent to entries@cartoonclub.it as email attachment or as download link from server, WeTransfer or other file transfer services if not directly downloadable from the platform. Failure to provide the above-mentioned material at the latest within two weeks since selection notification might result in disqualification.

The selection notification will be sent within 20th June 2021. Shortly afterwards, the list of the selected films will be available on the Festival website, at the following address: http://www.cartoonclubrimini.com/film_in_concorso_2020

2. ENTRY DEADLINE
31st March 2021. Acceptance of entries after this date will be at the Festival's discretion.

3. AWARDS
Based on their unquestionable judgment, two qualified juries - made up of critics and professionals in the field - and the Children Jury will award the following prizes:
• Signor Rossi Award: consisting in a cash prize of 1,200 Euro and a “Sig. Rossi plate”;
• Cartoon Club Award: "Cartoon Club plate";
• Cartoon Kids Award: “Cartoon Kids plate”.

Wherever possible, the winning authors or their representatives will be invited to attend the Festival’s closing night to collect their prizes.

4. BROADCASTING AND REPRODUCTION FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES
a) EVENTS FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES: the work may also be shown at other events or screenings organized by Cartoon Club, solely for non-profit-making cultural purposes.
b) BROADCASTING AND REPRODUCTION FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES: you hereby authorize the reproduction and broadcasting for promotional purposes and the storage of 20% of the work, up to a maximum of 3 minutes.

5. AUTHORIZATION FOR PERSONAL DATA USE
Information: according to the Italian law on the processing of personal data (legislative decree 196/2003 and subsequent 101/2018, available for download on our website) your data will not be disclosed to third parties nor used for commercial purposes.
By submitting your work, you automatically authorize the processing of your personal data in order to receive information about Cartoon Club and its activities, i.e.: publication of contact info in the Festival catalogue, film selection for other festivals, cultural events or cultural associations we collaborate with, etc.

6. ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS
Participation in the Festival implies full acceptance of the terms of the present regulations. For cases not covered by the present regulations, the decision taken by the Organization will be immediately communicated to the participating authors and it will be binding.

7. CONTACT DETAILS
- Phone: (+39) 0541 784193
- DIGITAL SUBMISSION: entries@cartoonclub.it
- CARTOON CLUB
VIA CIRCONVALLAZIONE OCCIDENTALE, 58 -
47923 RIMINI RN – ITALIA

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  • Afiqah Sha'azza

    Wonderful festival! Though we're still struggle with the pandemic, it was still a great experience online. Thank you!

    August 2021
  • mehrdokht khorramipour

    I'm so glad to be part of this festival, I enjoyed great communication and accurate timing even in pandemic time

    July 2021
  • Tamás Rebák

    The festival was great in communication, hope we can meet sometime in person!

    July 2021
  • Masoud Ghodsieh

    The excellent festival, accurate and moment-by-moment information with the first-class team, was of high quality overall

    July 2021
  • Loved the festival and we are really very happy that our short film got selected...

    July 2021