-FUPI: Swahili, adjective; meaning: "SHORT"

The African Animation Network has partnered with Joburg Film Festival for the second edition of Africa's first animation short film festival called FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL which will run parallel to DISCOP Johannesburg 2018 and tour Africa in 2019.

FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL is looking for the best AFRICAN ANIMATED content aimed at audiences 2 to 12 years old to be part of a 1 hour screening.

Best Short Film
Best TV Short Films, Episodes and Webisodes
Best Commissioned Short Films
Best Graduation Short Films
Best Overall

1. Support and patronage
The 2nd annual FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL is made possible through the support and partnership of the African Animation Network and Joburg Film Festival.

2. Which works can be entered?
Any African produced short audiovisual animation aimed at audiences 2 - 12 years old, created frame by frame whatever the technique (where animation is the highest percentage of the technique used), made for the cinema, television and any other screening platform may be entered.
To compete, the short films should be submitted before 12th October 2018 to one of the following categories:
a) Short Films (with running time no longer than 25mins)
b) TV Short Films, Episodes and Webisodes (with running time no longer than 25mins)
- TV Specials/Short Films
- TV Episodes and Webisodes
c) Commissioned Short Films (with running time no longer than 25mins)
- Educational or Scientific Short Films
- Advertising or Promotional Films
- Music Videos
d) Graduation Short Films (with running time no longer than 25mins)

3. Technical specifications
a) For selection
Videos must be uploaded directly to FilmFreeway or a web address (URL) must be embedded when submitting for all forms of films submitted to the Festival.
Suitable URLs include YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox.
Only films in video streaming will be considered.
URL links protected by a password should be downloadable and active up to 24th October 2018.
b) For screenings in the official selection
Directors, producers or distributors undertake to provide the presentation copy and a poster before 24th October 2018.
Selected films must be supplied using Prores 422 (HQ) 1080 or High Quality H.264 codec.
They can be submitted digitally via an embedded URL.
Suitable URLs include YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox.
URL links protected by a password should be downloadable and active up to 24th October 2018.

4. Online submissions
There is no entry fee required.
Only correctly completed FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL FilmFreeway submissions will be considered and must be received before 12th October 2018.

5. Selection
The selection is led by the African Animation Network Content Curation Team and Festival Director. The chosen films will make up the Festival Official Selection.
The Festival will inform the person submitting the film by email if it has been selected, at the same time requesting material necessary for the publications and screenings. After being notified entrants have till 24th October 2018 to withdraw from the programme. No film can be withdrawn after this date.
If a film has not been selected, the Festival will inform the person submitting the film by email before 19th October 2018.

6. Subtitling
FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL will not subtitle any short films presented in festival. All short films will be exhibited in their original language. Short Films which have English subtitles or have been dubbed into English are preferred for screening purposes.

7. Invitations / Accreditation
Invitation and/or accreditation forms will be sent with the notification of film selection and should be returned before 19th October 2018.
Conditions for covering expenses for:
Short films in festival
- Official Selection "DISCOP Producer" accreditation for one director appearing in the film credits.
- In no case will FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, African Animation Network or Joburg Film Festival cover travel and accommodation expenses.

8. Juries
The African Animation Network Head of Content and Festival Director will decide on the official selection of short films and reserve the right to screen a short film in entirety or in portion.

9. TV and internet broadcasts
By accepting the present regulations, the entrant authorises FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, the African Animation Network and Joburg Film Festival to reproduce and broadcast an extract of the films selected for the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL free of charge and for a period of one year (starting from the date of the selection announcement). These extracts will not exceed 10% of the total running time of the film and will be limited to 3 minutes. They will only be used for the promotion of the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, the African Animation Network and Joburg Film Festival in cinema, TV and web programmes, interviews and reports.

10. Rights
Each entrant declares to be the author or rights owner of the submitted film(s) and to own all the literary, dramatic and musical rights guaranteeing FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, the African Animation Network and Joburg Film Festival against any claims, conflicts and legal action concerning the presentation of the film.
Information supplied at the time of registration will be used in various bilingual publications and may be translated or modified.
The participation of each entrant in the official selection confers on the organisers the right to present the work in full at a public screening for non-commercial purposes, i.e. screenings during the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL and other uses granted under the present regulations.

11. Additional screenings.
After FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL 2018 there will be additional screenings at DISCOP Markets, comic conventions and animation festivals as part of an African tour in 2019. Furthermore, the selected films will be part of a Best of FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL screening on the DreamGalaxy App (screenings for the global African diaspora) and the African Animation Network SVOD Mobile Channel on MTN Shortz in South Africa.

12. Best of FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL
The African Animation Network will obtain a distribution licence of a Best of FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL programme for cultural and non-commercial screenings in Africa and commercial screenings on the DreamGalaxy App and African Animation Network SVOD Mobile Channel. A contract for distribution and broadcast will be proposed to the rights holders of the films to be used for this programme.

13. Advertising and original material
The organisers would like to receive any available advertising materials (posters, brochures, etc.), as well as a selection of original material used for the making of the film (storyboard, sketches, backgrounds, cels, puppets, etc.).

14. Choice of jurisdiction
Participation in the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL implies unreserved acceptance of the terms of the present regulations. In case of any claims, the court based near the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL organisers, Johannesburg, has sole jurisdiction and the South African version alone has legal value.

15. Non specified cases
FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL management will settle any cases that fall outside the terms of the present regulations.

16. Data Protection
The information requested, including photos, is required for electronic or paper media linked to the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL and African Animation Network. This information will also be used on the Internet and African Animation Network’s database.
In accordance with the South African law on data protection you may exercise your right of access, rectification or opposition to information about you contained in our files by contacting the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL and African Animation Network management.