UNDER_the_RADAR 2021 is the 11th Austrian interdisciplinary film/media festival and conference, intersecting experimental film and media with animation, art, exploratory filmmaking, and digital culture.

The focus is on EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS or ANIMATION, hybrids, composites, mixtures, crossbreeds, and combinations are welcomed and favoured.

The following festival-award categories will be awarded:

R a d a r - V i e n n a - I N T E R N A T I O N A L - A w a r d
This category is open to any artists or students from the entire planet.
Films must have been produced after 1 January 2020.
Films may be up to 15 minutes long.
RADAR INTERNATIONAL is for anything that is artistic
with a clear exploratory, experimental, reality-related direction.
If your film is using language (written or on the audio track),
it either has to be in English, or it has to include a translation
into English through embedded English subtitles.

R a d a r - V i e n n a - A U S T R I A N - A w a r d
This category is ONLY open to artists with AUSTRIAN nationality, or to artists who live or work in Austria and produced a film during their time in Austria.
In case you do not fulfil these requirements your film will not be accepted for this category.
Films must have been produced after 1 January 2020.
Films may be up to 15 minutes long.
RADAR AUSTRIA is for anything that is artistic
with a clear exploratory, experimental, reality-related direction.
If your film is using language (written or on the audio track),
it either has to be in English, or it has to include a translation
into English through embedded English subtitles.

A N G E W A N D T E - A N I M A T I O N - A W A R D
This category is only open to STUDENTS with AUSTRIAN nationality, or to artists who study in Austria and produced the submitted film during their studies at an Austrian educational institution.
In case you do not fulfil these requirements your film will not be accepted for this category.
Films must have been produced after 1 January 2020.
Films may be up to 15 minutes long.
RADAR STUDENT is awarded to films with animation of any kind as a predominant element.
Exploratory, experimenting and investigative work is preferred.
If your film is using language (written or on the audio track),
it either has to be in English, or it has to include a translation
into English through embedded English subtitles.

You can not submit a film to more than one category.
All submitted films will only be considered if they match the described criteria.

All films selected for screening automatically qualify for
the Radar Vienna Audience Award and Radar Vienna Special Mentions.

All films selected for RADAR AUSTRIA and ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION
automatically also qualify for the Hubert Sielecki Award.

RADAR AWARDS
Radar Vienna International Award ( - RADAR INTERNATIONAL)
Radar Vienna Austrian Award ( - RADAR AUSTRIA)

Exclusive Awards
Angewandte Animation Award
Radar Vienna Audience Award
Radar Vienna Special Mentions
Hubert Sielecki Award

All films submitted for RADAR INTERNATIONAL and RADAR AUSTRIA
must have been produced after 1 January 2020
and must be shorter than 15 minutes.

All films submitted for ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION AWARD
also must have been produced after 1 January 2020
and must be shorter than 15 minutes.

All films selected for screening automatically qualify for
the Radar Vienna Audience Award and Radar Vienna Special Mentions.

All films selected for RADAR AUSTRIA and ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION AWARD
automatically qualify for the Hubert Sielecki Award.

You can submit a film to only ONE award category.
If your film had been selected for screening in a previous year, it could not get selected again for an award screening in the current year.
If your film had been rejected in a previous year, it could not get selected again for an award screening in the current year.

RADAR INTERNATIONAL is
open to any artists or students from the entire planet.

RADAR AUSTRIA is only open to artists of Austrian nationality,
or to artists who live or work in Austria and produced the submitted
film during their time in Austria.

The ANGEWANDTE ANIMATION AWARD is only open to students of Austrian nationality,
or to students who study in Austria and produced the submitted animation
during their studies at an Austrian educational institution after 1 October 2020

Films must be submitted with a frame rate of 25 fps or 24 fps
and must be on frames within an aspect ratio of 16:9
and a frame size of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Copies for screening must be provided with a
frame-rate of 25 fps or 24 fps.
If copies for screening will be provided with a
different frame-rate they will be converted to a
frame-rate of 25 fps or 24 fps.

Copies for screening must be provided as .mp4 or .mov file-types
in case you have audio tracks, they have to be in 2 channels only.
ProRes422(HQ) is the preferred compression type for screening copies.
If your film is using language (written or on the audio track),
it either has to be in English, or it has to include a translation
into English through embedded English subtitles.

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