LINOLEUM Festival aims to support animation artists and promote animation worldwide.

The objective of the Festival is to encourage and celebrate creativity amongst animators and media artists, popularise contemporary animation and media art in Ukraine. In 2018 LINOLEUM will open its 13th annual competition. It will host a variety of workshops, lectures, and programs. The nominees will be decided upon by the Festival committee. The prize fund of the Festival is $5000.

Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary. Over 40% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation.

Films should be completed after 1 July 2017. Films screened at previous festival will not be taken into consideration. Short films (maximum running time 30 minutes) can be submitted to following competition categories:

- International Competition
- National Competition (only for Ukrainian animation films)
- Commissioned Films

Out-of-competition categories:

- Experimental Animation and Video Art
- Animation for Children
- VR Animation
- Eastern Europe: Romania, Slovakia, Hungary
- Girl's Power (for female directors)
- Scary Tales (for horror films)
- Erotic Animation

The Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies for the chosen category. There is no entry fee.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

- For each film the applicant is required to fill out an online entry form via FilmFreeWay
- The online application should contain additional materials: director’s photograph; 3 still images from the film (min. 300 dpi); dialogue list in English.
- The submitted work must be in the final edited version.
- Unfinished films will not be taken into consideration.
- Films with dialogue or narration in languages other than English should have English subtitles.

RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

- Each applicant declares to be the author or rights owner of the submitted film(s) and to own all literary, dramatic and musical rights.
- Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.
- For the promotion of the Festival, the organizers may screen the films from the festival archive after the competition within LINOLEUM on Tour program. The aim of this program to showcase and popularize best short animation in Ukrainian cities, where the possibilities to see festival films are very confined.
- The Festival has the right to use all materials related to the submission as well as a film excerpt up to 10 per cent of the total length of the film that will not exceed more than 3 minutes for promotional purposes.
- The Festival does not pay screening fees for the selected works.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Participation in the Festival, and its film submission process, implies acceptance, without reservation, to the terms of the present regulations. An entry form is valid without a signature and a seal.

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  • Superb festival! Really exciting and different programming and it's always a joy when we get a client accepted here. Keep on being brilliant Linoleum :)

    December 2017
  • Very good and friendly festival :)!

    October 2017
  • I could not attend the festival but followed it through social media. All the films displayed were of great quality and of impressive range, all of it important to explore animation as the artform it is. Great communication with the festival team.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Hope you can visit us one day!

  • Michael Lyons

    We were not able to attend the festival but were very happy to contribute our abstract animation 'Blue Movement'. All communications were smooth and friendly. The quality and diversity of the program is inspiring. From the photos on social media this looks like a fun, cozy, and awesome festival!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the review and participation! We truly hope to receive your work next year!

  • Stas Santimov

    Great festival, high-quality animation and A+++ professional team! Highly recommend!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Hope to see your new project next year=)