Cartoon Brew’s Animation Festival Guide is a hand-picked list of calls for entries from respected festivals around the globe. This week, we add three new calls for entries from:
FANTOCHE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Festival dates: September 1-6, 2015
Submission deadline: May 25, 2015
Entry fee: FREE
How to submit: http://fantoche.ch/en/submit-your-film
From 1 to 6 September, Baden will be playing host for the 13th time to Fantoche – Switzerland’s animation film showcase, looking for the latest trends in the world of animated film, in all their countless variations.
Films completed after 31 March 2014 and no longer than 40 minutes are eligible to compete in the festival’s main competitions:
This is where trends and current developments in the animation film industry are sniffed out: Festival Director Annette Schindler and her team are looking, on the one hand, for artistically daring ideas, unconventional approaches and new talent, and on the other hand for first-class independent films and the best in new animated films from around the world.
Twelve different prizes are awarded, including awards for ‘Best Film’, ‘High Risk’ and ‘New Talent’.
Films by Swiss directors are automatically entered in the ‘Swiss Competition’ as well (premiered in 2009). The competition puts Swiss film in the spotlight, and also presents it in an international context.
Films for Children Competition
In cooperation with the children’s film club ‘Die Zauberlaterne’, the latest films for children in variousage brackets are selected from the entries submitted. These films are also judged by a jury – made up of children – and two prizes are awarded, one by the child jury and the other by the child audience.
Festival dates: July 13-18, 2015
Submission deadline: May 4, 2015
Entry fee: FREE
How to submit:http://www.animafest.com.cy/submit-films-2/how-to-submit-your-film