Weird Market is the most important professional animation, video games and new media market which takes place in Spain and one of the most important European markets. Weird (former 3D Wire) appears as a renowned event in the Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe publication of the European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Commission (Page 140).

● Jury Awards, composed by national and international professionals of the animation:
o Best International Short Film Jury Award
o Best European Short Film Jury Award
o Best Spanish Short Film Jury Award

● Audience Awards, as result from the votes of the screenings:
o Best International Short Film Audience Award
o Best Spanish Short Film Audience Award

WEIRD MARKET - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORT FILMS MARKET & WFEST - WEIRD MARKET'S INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL

14th edition
September 27th - October 2nd, 2022 / Valencia
Deadline for submissions July 10th 2022
REGULATIONS

1. ORGANIZATION AND OBJECTIVES

Weird is glad to organize the 14th International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market in Valencia (Spain) from September 27th to October 2nd 2022. The meeting will dispose of an International short film market with the aim of creating collaborations between international and national animation distributors, producers, TV channels, festivals, directors, professionals and students. The market is a meeting point for the dialogue and exchange among animation, video games and new media sectors.
Moreover, it will be celebrated as well the 11th edition of WFest - Weird Market's International Animation Short Films Festival. The festival will be composed by a short film selection from the participants of Weird short film market, divided in two categories: national and international.

2. CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

2.1. The international animation market is open to all directors, producers and distributors of animation short films whatever their country of origin.
2.2. EVERY TECHNIQUE OF ANIMATION IS ACCEPTED
2.3. The market is divided in two sections:
INTERNATIONAL SECTION:
- A selection of international short films completed after 1st of January 2021 (about 100 short films).
- A selection of international music videos completed after 1st of January 2021.
NATIONAL SELECTION:
-All Spanish short films completed after the 1st of January 2021, which get registered for the first time at the market.
2.4. We will NOT accept animation pieces of different formats to the aforementioned (short films and music videos).
2.5. The length allowed, credits included, is 30 minutes for the national and international categories and 10 minutes for the music videos.
2.6. In those works with a mixture of animation and fiction, it will be necessary for a significant number of the main characters to be animated and for the animation to represent a minimum of 75% of the duration of the work.
2.7. There is no submission fee.
2.8. The organization has the right to use some pictures or extracts (max. 20 seconds) of the selected short films to promote those works and Weird Market and WFest itself.
2.9. Short film distributors, buyers and programmers will be able to view the works of Weird Market on the online viewing platform, from September 26th to October 9th, also respecting and safeguarding copyright.
2.10. The deadline for submissions is July 10th 2022.
2.11. Participants are required to send their short film in original version with English subtitles (if the language is not English) or a copy in English. Subtitles will not be required in the music video category.
It will be also necessary to send two digital high-quality images in horizontal format (1920x1080) without titles, credits, logos or watermarks.
There are two options to submit your work:
Shortfilmdepot platform.
Filmfreeway platform.
*For the details of the technical specifications check the Summary of Categories at the end of these regulations.
Any doubts about the process please write to logistica@weirdmarket.es

3. WEIRD MARKET CATALOG

3.1. The works selected for Weird Market will be part of the catalog in its corresponding category.
3.2. The committee in charge of the selection of the international short films will be formed by film festival programmers and specialists of animation in all the categories.
3.3. The catalog will be available in digital format and will be distributed among the professionals who participate in the Market, as well as being sent to national and international animation professionals, institutions and events, with the only objective of promoting the works.
3.4. All the selected works will appear in the catalog with the distribution contact information previously provided and authorized.
3.5. Directors, producers or distributors must guarantee that they are in legal possession of the project rights, including those indirectly related (e.g. the music).

4. WFEST - WEIRD MARKET'S INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL

4.1. The short films participating in the Market (international and national selection) will be eligible to be selected for WFest - Weird Market's International Animation Short Films Festival, which will be the subject of a second selection process.
4.2. The festival will take place in La Filmoteca of Valencia, Rialto building.
4.3. WFest - Weird Market's International Animation Short Films Festival short films screenings will be non-profit for professionals and general audiences, with the aim of promoting these selected works.
4.4. The selected short films will be screened exclusively within the period and place of the festival. The festival will not unilaterally manage new screenings or activities without prior communication or without permission of those responsible for the rights.
4.5. Several recognitions at the different sections, in addition to special mentions if the Jury considers it will be delivered.
Jury Awards, composed by national and international professionals of the animation:
Best International Short Film Jury Award
Best European Short Film Jury Award
Best Spanish Short Film Jury Award
Audience Awards, as result from the votes of the screenings:
Best International Short Film Audience Award
Best Spanish Short Film Audience Award
*None of the prizes will bring monetary compensation.
All awards will be announced on Saturday, October 1st, 2022.

5. COMMUNICATION OF SELECTION

5.1. The selected short films for Weird Market and WFest - Weird Market's International Animation Short Films Festival will be published in September on the website www.weirdmarket.es.

6. PROFESSIONALS ATTENDANCE

6.1. Please contact us at logistica@weirdmarket.es if you need more information or would like to participate in Weird Market 2022.
6.2. The short film directors selected at WFest - Weird Market's International Animation Short Films Festival will be invited by the festival to present their works. This invitation includes: professional accreditation for all the event, accommodation of one night and meals.
6.3. Under no circumstances we will require the presence of the directors or representatives of the short films to be selected or awarded in WFest - Weird Market's International Animation Short Films Festival.

7. REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

7.1. The participation in the market and festival implies that all conditions and terms described in these rules and regulations have been accepted.

WEIRD MARKET. Contact person:
Lucía Bustamante / +34 910 026 801 / logistica@weirdmarket.es
Loic Portier / +33 673 684 182
SUMMARY OF WEIRD MARKET’S CATEGORIES

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION
Registration deadline: July 10th 2022
Registration fee: no fee
Requirements:
Films completed after: January 1st 2021
Maximum running time: 30 minutes
Country of production: all (except Spain)
Language: English or with English subtitles if it is in another language.
Genres accepted: all kind of animation
Format*: H264 .MOV, Audio PCM or AC3

SPANISH ANIMATION
Registration deadline: July 10th 2022
Registration fee: no fee
Requirements:
Films completed after: January 1st 2021
Maximum running time: 30 minutes
Country of production: Spain
Language: English or with English subtitles if it is in another language.
Genres accepted: all kind of animation
Format*: H264 .MOV, Audio PCM or AC3

MUSIC VIDEOS
Registration deadline: July 10th 2022
Registration fee: no fee
Requirements:
Films completed after: January 1st 2021
Maximum running time: 10 minutes
Country of production: all accepted
Genres accepted: all kind of animation
Format*: H264 .MOV, Audio PCM or AC3

Any doubts about the process please write to logistica@weirdmarket.es.