Step right up to Imagina AniFest, the animation extravaganza that's about to make New York City shimmy and shake with excitement! Yep, we're talking to you, animation aficionados from every corner of the globe. Our festival is like a magnetic whirlpool, pulling in a wild mix of animated films that range from those timeless classics to mind-blowing, groundbreaking creations that are basically redefining the rule book of innovation.

Hold onto your popcorn, because Imagina AniFest is waving you in to dive headfirst into animation wonderland. It's like walking straight into a community of die-hard animation fanatics who've got heart emojis in their eyes when they talk about this captivating art form.

Picture this: you're about to plunge into a wild celebration of creativity that's basically an expedition into imagination's wildest corners. These animated stories? Oh, they're like nothing you've ever seen – narratives that have been woven together with threads of pure animation magic. And as the festival unfolds, trust us, you'll feel the buzz of excitement bouncing off the walls, like a caffeine kick for your creative soul.

Don't even think about having FOMO, because you're securing your golden ticket to this one-of-a-kind event. It's a salute to creativity, imagination, and storytelling that's quirkier than a unicorn at a tea party. We've got the countdown going, and we're just itching to welcome you to a realm where animation reigns supreme.

Ready to rock the animation world? Catch you on the flip side – the side where animated dreams come true.

Rules and Regulations

Submission Guidelines for Imagina AniFest 2023:

Categories for Submission:
Imagina AniFest invites entries for short animated films across the following categories: 2D, 3D, Stop Motion, Music Animation Video and Student 2D, 3D, Stop Motion, Student Music Animation Video .

Submission Requirements:
All submitted films should be in the H.264 format for screening. The following technical specifications must be adhered to:

File Format: .mp4
Video Codec: H.264
Video Frame Rate: 24, 25, 29.97, or 30 fps
Aspect Ratio: Any
Resolution: 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
Field Dominance: Progressive
Audio: AAC 48 kHz

Films must have a maximum duration of 10 minutes to be considered for selection.

Non-English films must include English subtitles in the screening copy, as English is the official language of the festival.

Key Details:

Event Information: Imagina AniFest 2023 will present exceptional animated films in a physical setting, offering audiences the opportunity to experience the magic of animation on the big screen.

Screening: By submitting to Imagina AniFest, you commit to showcasing your film during the festival's scheduled dates.

Legal Compliance: Submitters must ensure that they possess all the necessary permissions from creators, writers, producers, and authorized representatives of the film. Additionally, submitters must agree to the festival's terms and conditions.

Communication: The festival's organizing committee will communicate the acceptance status of submitted films using the contact details provided in the submission form. While every effort will be made, Imagina AniFest cannot be held responsible for communication issues resulting from inaccurate contact information.

Feedback: Imagina AniFest is not obligated to provide feedback on submitted films to submitters or their representatives.

Screening Fees: The festival does not provide screening fees for submitted films.

Guideline Revisions: Imagina AniFest reserves the right to modify, add, remove, or alter any aspect of the guidelines without prior notice.

Acceptance of Terms: Submitting a film indicates acceptance of these regulations.

Contact Details:

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
Notification Date: Dec 15, 2023
Event Date: Dec 30, 2023