VOID IAFF is Denmark´s most audacious animation film festival which takes place annually in the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen.

The purpose of VOID IAFF is to celebrate animation in all its forms by creating and promoting a space where storytellers connect with a broader audience.

Every year in February, VOID IAFF arranges feature film screenings and retrospectives, curates short film programs, invites international guest speakers for talks and seminars… and hosts three competitions!

The name “VOID” recalls the blank canvas, the empty space, from which directors, animators, and artists create entire worlds of pure imagination.
The name also refers to a gap in the programming of Danish cinemas. Aside from big-budget, commercial hits, animated films very rarely get a shot at the big screen, and not for lack of quality. VOID IAFF was established to change that. Starting from screening for adults only, VOID IAFF has now broadened its scope so to create a future that cherishes animation as the powerful storytelling tool it is in telling stories that are diverse, experimental, compelling, and that matter.

VOID IAFF is part of a growing community of animation lovers, producers, and professionals worldwide. Take part in VOID IAFF and dive into international top-class animation which also dares to be different. We aim to push it, crush it and inspire the next generation of animated filmmakers to be not only tech-savvy and into their craft, but also daring, exploring and personal.

For each edition we curate experiences which features animation outside the screening rooms, so if you want us to take your virtual reality, visuals, computer game or installation into consideration, we are open. If you are not able to submit it via FilmFreeway, please email us at info@voidfilmfestival.com.

Shake the conscience, awake the soul, spark reflection, tickle curiosity, interrogate the status quo, trigger conversations.

Welcome to VOID IAFF!

Audience Award
Graduation Film Award
Lejf Marcussen Award

Submission Eligibility
- VOID IAFF accepts all forms of animation - including works of fiction, music videos, commissioned and documentary works with a special eye to animation of young adults/adults. Projects that feature both animation and live action or other elements are eligible for consideration, as long as the animation carries a substantial weight in either story or style.
- The festival organizers reserve the right to dismiss any film that fall outside the umbrella of animation. This decision is final and at the discretion of the festival.
- The same short can be submitted to more than one category. The categories are:
*Animated Short Film
*Graduation Film
*Commissioned Film
*Feature Film
*Music Video
*Fresh Content/Alternative Platform

- Student films/project which are NOT graduation films can submit to the Animated Short Film category.
- Films/projects must have been completed after January 1st 2019.
- Films/projects must be available for screening in a cinema quality copy no later than October 1st 2020.

Rights Clearance
- Submission of a film implies that the submitter is the holder of the screening rights for the film (also online), and that no rights for all or parts of the film are in dispute.
- Submission also implies that the submitter will be willing to screen the film a maximum of three times during the festival and online.

Submission Format
- In case the film is selected, VOID IAFF will ask you to provide it in DCP format jointly with a back-up copy in MP4 or ProRes.
- Film must be submitted in English and/or with English subtitles already burned in.

Submission Fee
- Early entry is encouraged to avoid paying late submission fees. Any submission fees are non-refundable.

Premiere Status
- Films must be Copenhagen premieres. Danish premieres are preferred.
Please highlight if the film is a Danish premiere in the submission form and email us at info@voidfilmfestival.com.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Matisse Gonzalez

    We had a great time at VOID this year!

    Our film ran in the graduation competition this year so we decided to visit the festival from Germany. The festival team is small, but dedicated to bringing great content to their audience. All the screenings take place in the same central and cozy location and the programme usually starts in the afternoon so you can explore Copenhagen during the day.

    The festival is not about networking that much (yet), yet you always feel welcome to talk to visiting guests and other filmmakers who are showcased in the programme.

    Thumbs up to the social media coverage (FB and IG) and to the lovely, hard working and welcoming festival team! xoxo to Claudia, Niels & Lorrie!

    February 2020
  • Dov Abramson

    We were very excited that our animated music video "Jerusalem" was selected and screened at VOID!

    The communication was great. The festival website showcased the films and their screening times beautifully, and we received timely updates by email. The festival did great work on social media (FB and IG) as well, mentioning and tagging our film and our studio.

    We were invited to attend - but unfortunately were not able to make it from abroad.

    A great festival! Thanks for making us part of it.

    February 2020
  • Ido and Amit shapira and cohen

    Truly great festival, full of excellent, intelligent films. Good atmosphere and very nice people

    February 2019
  • Matthew Maloney

    One of the best Fests I’ve ever attended. Amazing programming and a gracious staff. Quality of work was simply outstanding - ASOS and BAFTA alumni, Annecy winners, etc. Screening with this crowd was a privilege and that, coupled with the hospitality of the organizers, made this one of the best festival experiences of my career.

    February 2019
  • Laura N-Tamara

    A growing festival with an exciting direction (Animation more for adults), some amazing venues in the city of Copenhagen (Danish Film Institute, Gloria theatre), a very stylish art direction and a great atmosphere.
    The staff and organisers were overwhelmingly kind, helpful, and energetic, even setting aside tickets for me and my guest for the Breadwinner premiere. I was impressed by the balance between professional quality of the festival and overall cosy friendliness, and met some great people through the Animixers. Definitely a festival to watch, I hope to come back next year !

    February 2018