ANNOUNCEMENT: ReAnima: Bergen International Animation Festival has returned for 2023!

ReAnima is the annual international festival for animated films in Bergen, the second largest city of Norway. The festival emerged as a response to the increasing need to give the city a space in which to interact with animated art in all its variations, and to offer animated content for all audiences.

ReAnima offers various animated film screenings and animated film contests for both adults and kids. The festival also arranges many other activities, such as animation workshops, lectures on animation, master classes with professional animators, interviews and debates, exhibitions, and so on.

As an international festival, ReAnima welcomes guests, contestants, jury members and audience members from all around the world!

We also accept all forms of animation techniques.

But please note: Do not send us live-action films. ReAnima is an animation festival. Therefore, the short films submitted to the festival must be animated. Live-action films will not be considered, and will be immediately disqualified. However, the festival will accept animated short films that mix animation with live-action footage, as long as the MAIN FOCUS of the short film is on the art of animation.

AWARDS and CATEGORIES: Best Professional Animated Short Film, Best Student Animated Short Film, Best Animated Music Video, ReAnima Kids, and Best Animated Human Rights Short Film.

All contestants will be awarded with a selection certificate at the festival, and the winners will receive a certificate stating their respective place. The certificate will be sent to you if you cannot be present at the festival to collect it.

Every participant can submit a maximum of 3 animated short films in total. Films that will be disqualified: Live-action films, full-length feature films, or any films completed BEFORE 2021.

In order to avoid any misunderstandings about the animated short film submissions or the festival, we highly recommend that you also take the time to read our Rules & Terms below. If there are any doubts regarding the present rules, please contact us at: reanimafestival@gmail.com

Please do not send us live-action films. ReAnima is an animation festival. Therefore, the short films submitted to the festival must be animated. Live-action films will not be considered, and will be immediately disqualified. However, the festival will accept animated short films that mix animation with live-action footage, as long as the main focus of the short film is on the art of animation.

TIME:

We accept animated short films that are between 1 and 18 minutes long.

Please note: The animated short films submitted to the festival competition programs CANNOT be older than two years. This means that all animated short films submitted for the 2023 ReAnima edition must have been completed in either 2021, 2022 or 2023. Please include the correct information in your submission form about which year the film was completed.

LANGUAGE:

Works with dialogue in a language other than English must be translated into English, through added subtitles and/or dubbing.

COPYRIGHT:

Individuals who have the rights to the finished material can be individuals or collectives, producers, directors or animators. Every participant can submit a maximum of 3 animated short films in total.

It is not necessary that the works are unpublished. All works must include credit titles.

The festival organizers assume that those who send the works to the contest own the rights to the material. For this reason, ReAnima does not take on any responsibility derived from a possible case of plagiarism.

The authors of the selected works cede their work and its rights for its screening, reproduction and diffusion within the framework of ReAnima: Bergen International Animation Festival, as well as in its itinerant screenings. The authors have the right to ask when and where their short films will be screened.

The contestants must fully accept the present rules. For any doubts in their interpretation, the criterion of ReAnima will prevail. The contestant expressly waives the jurisdiction that may correspond to him or her, accepting the courts and tribunals of Bergen, Norway as the sole and competent to resolve any claim.

ReAnima reserves the right to suspend the festival due to force majeure. Organizers reserve the right to modify these rules due to external causes that imply a modification of some of the structural elements.

If there are any doubts regarding the present rules, please contact us at: reanimafestival@gmail.com

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  • Andrea Pierri

    I felt really honoured when my film Promised Land was included in the programme of ReAnima and truly amazed when it was awarded. Tusen takk to the whole Festival’s staff, audience and jury for all your help and support. Hopefully I’ll meet you all in Bergen next year.

    November 2021
  • Roberto A. Padilla Sobrado

    Congratulations for all the effort in making this festival on-line. I would really wanted to be in Bergen. I hope the next year you can invite us to enjoy the networking. Great communication and great platform design for the on-line festival. Thank you for having my animated short, "Paranoia", in your official selection !!!

    November 2020