Call for Proposals: GIRAF Animation Festival, Signal Film/Art

Quickdraw Animation Society seeks artist proposals for our GIRAF 7 signal film

Deadline: Friday March 18, 2011

The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival runs this Nov 2‐6, and celebrates the best in independent animation, through screenings, visiting artists, workshops, and talks. In 2011, our festival will feature Animated City ‐ an installation component with outdoor building sized animated projections.

The signal film (a 30 second animation), and associated press art (one or more images based on the signal film animation), will be used in the promotion of our 2011 Animation Festival. We invite all animation techniques (films MUST be animated), and proposals should include the following elements:

1) Giraffe(s)— Our mascot

2) Visions of an “Animated City” (Urban spaces, cities, buildings)

Chosen applicant must deliver:
Poster Art: By May 4, 2011 Final Film: by June 29, 2011
*Successful Applicant will be informed no later than April 1, 2011 of their proposals acceptance*

Criteria for selections include consideration of the theme, strength of vision, and competency in the proposed animation technique. Selected applicant will receive a $1100.00 honorarium for the completion of the film/associated poster graphics, and this is your chance to have your animation seen widely as a part of our festival! For more information on our festival, and to watch our previous signal films please visit: www.giraffest.ca!
Proposals must include:
‐Description of your proposed signal film including animation technique
‐One page of supporting artwork, character design or storyboards
‐Your CV, and an online link to one example of your previous animation
Proposals must be submitted by Friday March 18, 2011, to [email protected] (Email Preferred, Subject line: GIRAF Signal Film Pitch)

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