Calling all animators from all over the globe! The KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is eager to gather the latest harvest of short animated films for its competitions, so send in those puppies!

Besides its regular competition categories of shorts, student films and commissioned films, KLIK! now presents the brand new KLIK! Special Award. This competition will focus on a different aspect of animation during every edition, the first focus being on the stereoscopic animated short. While the amount of stereoscopic feature-length films in the cinemas is fairly abundant, independent stereoscopic shorts are rarely shown in cinemas. So send in that eye-candy and show the world what can be done in stereoscopic cinema other than throwing random stuff in the viewer’s face!

There are honours and prizes to be won in all categories. Films sent in for the previously mentioned competitions will also automatically compete for the Political Animation Award, the Amsterdam Audience Award, the Young Amsterdam Audience Award and the Mopti Audience Award.

KLIK! doesn’t charge entry fees. Films are eligible when the submitted film does not exceed 25 minutes and was finished after January 1st, 2010.

Deadline: July 1, 2012
Submit your film at:

The 5th edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival will take place from the 7th until the 11th of November in its spectacular new location: the EYE Film Institute! The finest animated films will be served up, along with the most eloquent masterclasses, theme programs on violence in animation, a plethora of special guests for all your Q&A needs, parties that will become legendary, music to soothe your ears, special stereoscopic animation, a lot of pleasant surprises and much, much more.

Chris Arrant

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