Welcome to PSIAF 2018
Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world. Each year there are awards going to 37 categories including Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short in over 20 different styles of animation from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawin, Painted, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motions, VFX, and more. 

The festival is expected to screen over 250+ award wining short and 5 feature-length animated films from over 103 countries including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Emmy® and Grammy® wining artists from around the world.

The festival and expo also includes VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest.

August 22-26, 2018

www.psiaf.org

All Styles of Animation Considered
Best Animated Feature
Best VFX Feature
Best Stop-Motion Feature
Best Anime Feature

Best Animated Short Categories :
Best VR Animated Short
Best VR 360 Short
Best Hand Drawn Animated Short
Best Watercolor Animated Short
Best Paper Animated Short
Best Classic and Traditional Animated Short
Best Hand Painted Animated Short
Best Amazing Stop-Motion Animated Short
Best LGBT Animated Short
Best 3D Dark Comedy Animated Short
Best Abstract Animated Short
Best Sand & Salt Animated Short
Best Powerful Dark & Mysterious 3D Animated Short
Best Global Issues & Socially Relevant Animated Short
Best 3D Sci-Fi Fantasy Animated Short
Best VFX and Rotoscoped Animated Short
Best 3D Drama Animated Short
Best Music Video Animated Short
Best Academy of Dream Awards Animated Short
Best 3D Fantasy Animated Short
Best 2D Children’s Animated Short
Best 2D Action Adventure Animated Short
Best Fun Stop-Motion Animated Short
Best 3D Drama Adventure Animated Short
Best 2D Drama Animated Short
Best Winter Holiday Animated Short
Best Experimental Animated Short
Best 2D Odd and Twisted Animated Short
Best 3D Heartwarming Animated Short
Best 3D Comedy Animated Short
Best TV Series Animated Short
Best 3D Romantic Comedy Animated Short
Best Cool Stop-Motion Animated Short
Best 3D Dark Animated Short
Best 3D Socially Important Animated Short
Best VR Animated Short
Best Animated Commercial
Best Animated Video Game
Best Local Animated Short

PSIAF 2017
Winners
Best Animated Feature
LOVING VINCENT

Best Hand Drawn Animated Short
The Potato Eaters
Director : Martin Kukal

Best Watercolor Animated Short
Strange Case
Director : Zbigniew Czapla

Best Paper Animated Short
Tis

Best Classic and Traditional Animated Short
New York City Sketchbook
Director : William Hartland

Best Hand Painted Animated Short
Yellow Rose
Director : Xin Li

Best Amazing Stop-Motion Animated Short
Tokri
Director : Suresh Eriyat

Best LGBT Animated Short
Fishy
Director : Joe Sulsenti

Best 3D Dark Comedy Animated Short
Afterwork
Director : Andres Aguilar

Best Abstract Animated Short
Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera
Director : Tobias Gremmler

Best Sand & Salt Animated Short
Angels of the Seashore
Director : Kseniya Slmonova

Best Powerful Dark & Mysterious 3D Animated Short
Citipati
Director : Andreas Feix

Best Global Issues & Socially Relevant Animated Short
The Neverending Wall
Director : Silvia Carpizo

Best 3D Sci-Fi Fantasy Animated Short
Agent Aiden : The Planet of the Slaves
Director : Martin Lambert and Laurent Beghin

Best VFX and Rotoscoped Animated Short
Mosquito : The Bite of Passage
Director : Brian Vincent Rhodes

Best 3D Drama Animated Short
Weeds
Director : Kevin Hudson

Best Music Video Animated Short
Escape
Director : Brandon Oldenburg

Best Academy of Dream Awards Animated Short
Hide & Shriek
Director : Dani Bowman

Best 3D Fantasy Animated Short
Awaken
Director : Emerson Eagp

Best 2D Childrens Animated Short
New Toy
Director : Rogerio Boechat

Best 2D Action Adventure Animated Short
Salesman Pete
Director : Marc Bouyer

Best Fun Stop-Motion Animated Short
No-No Wants to Try a Sport
Director : Auvray Mathieu

Best 3D Drama Adventure Animated Short
Geno
Director : Dato Kiknavelidze

Best 2D Drama Animated Short
New Ariadne’s Thread
Director : Claude Luyet

Best Winter Holiday Animated Short
The Christmas Star
Director : Kok Sen Lai

Best Experimental Animated Short
Bi-Polaroid
Director : John Morena

Best 2D Odd and Twisted Animated Short
Dinner for Few
Director : Nassos Vakalis

Best 3D Heartwarming Animated Short
Adija
Director : Apollonia Thomaier

Best 3D Comedy Animated Short
Voyagers
Director : Gauthier Ammeux, Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumeny

Best TV Series Animated Short
Paper Girls
Director : Tone Thyne

Best 3D Romantic Comedy Animated Short
Tanguito Argentino
Director : Joaquin Braga

Best Cool Stop-Motion Animated Short
Ethnophoobia
Director : Joan Zhonga

Best 3D Dark Animated Short
Legacy
Director : Guilhem Carayre

Best Socially Important 3D Animated Short
Cuerdas
Director : Pedro Solis

GENERAL RULES
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The absolute final deadlines are as dictated on FilmFreeway. Category winners are announced after the festival. The venue for the festival will be announced closer to the date of the event.

2. Competition
The festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a date and time of our choosing.

3. Formats
For the selection process acceptable formats include: Mov, Mp4, DCP, DVD Blue Ray

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must mail the film files on portable zip drive to :

Please address your entry to:

PSIAF
Palm Springs Animation Film Festival
1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Suite 110-196
Palm Springs, CA 92264

4. Selection
The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and program. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return submission entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organizers at least 7 days before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

By submitting your film you agree to the following Palm Springs International Animation Festival (PSIAF) Terms and Conditions, and indicate that you have read and understood the PSIAF entry guidelines.

The following will apply if my film/video is selected:

1. My film/video will be screened during the Palm Springs International Festival and will be eligible to win a filmmaker award.

2. My film/video will be shipped (at filmmaker's expense) in one of the exhibition formats specified on the PSIAF listing.

3. My film/video may be utilized for promotional purposes of the festival, limited to private screenings and preview-only copies for press and supporters, unless otherwise arranged with the PSIAF.

4. I will permit the PSIAF to use my name and stills from my film/video (at least one print-quality version provided upon request) for promotional purposes.

The following will apply for all film/video submissions:

1. The PSIAF retains the right to archive the submitted screener copy of my film/video (excluding 16mm prints) in physical and/or digital format solely for historical and research purposes, and will not publicly screen it without my permission.

2. The PSIAF will conduct private screening sessions to review submissions, which may include my film/video.

3. The PSIAF does not provide refunds on submission fees.

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  • James William

    Fantastic Festival. Great communication. Definitely recommend!

    December 2017