Our new 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 Annecy, France; Zagreb, Croatia; and Melbourne, Australia:

Annecy International Animation Film Festival

(Annecy, France)
Festival website
Festival Dates: June 15-20, 2015
Submission deadline: February 15, 2015 (shorts/TV), March 15, 2015 (feature)
Entry fee: FREE

The 39th International Animation Film Festival Annecy will take place from 15 to 20 June 2015 in Annecy, France.

Any audiovisual animation, created frame by frame, made for the cinema, television and any other screening platform may be entered.

The competitive categories of Annecy are the following:

  • Short films

  • Feature films (made for the cinema with a running time of over 60 mins)

  • TV films (e.g. TV series, TV special)

  • Commissioned films (e.g. educational, scientific or industrial films, advertising or promotional films, music videos)

  • Graduation films

Furthermore, only works completed after 1 January 2014 and never previously entered at the Annecy Festival will be accepted.

Now, only feature films that have not been commercially released in France before the beginning of the Festival, namely before 15 June 2015, can compete.

How to Submit:

Animafest Zagreb 2015

(Zagreb, Croatia)
Festival website
Festival Dates: June 9-14, 2015
Submission deadline: February 1, 2015
Entry fee: FREE

World Festival of Animated Film—Animafest Zagreb merges its two editions and announces a public call for submission of animated films of all lengths.

After ten years of taking it in turns biennially, The World Festival of Animated Film –Animafest Zagreb (founded in 1972) will from now on give a complete overview of contemporary animated world production of short and feature films on the annual basis.

Short Films Competition
Grand Prix – Short Film (best short film of the festival)
– cash award of 2,500 €
“Golden Zagreb” (encouragement of creativity and innovative artistic achievement)
– cash award of 2,000 €
“Zlatko Grgić” (best first production apart from educational institutions)
– cash award of 1,500 €
“Mr. M” – Short Film (audience award)

Feature Films Competition

Grand Prix – Feature Film (best feature film of the festival)
– cash award of 2,500 €
“Mr. M” – Feature Film (audience award)

Student Films Competition
“Dušan Vukotić” (best student film)
– cash award of 1,000 €

Films for Children Competition
Best film for children

Commissioned Films Competition
Best Commissioned Film

Croatian Films Competition

Best Croatian Film

How to submit:

Application deadline for competitions is 1 February 2015. Short animated films made after 1 January 2014 and feature animated films made after 1 January 2013 are eligible to apply, according to the terms and conditions of Festival Regulations.

Melbourne International Animation Festival

(Melbourne, Australia)
Festival website
Festival Dates: June 2015
Submission deadline: December 15, 2014 (International films), February 27, 2015 (Australian films)
Entry fee: FREE

The Melbourne International Animation Festival screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.

We’re having a BIG year at MIAF in 2015 – as we’re celebrating the Centenary of Animation in Australia. We usually accept international entries in mid January, but because of our research commitments to the centenary project, this year we need to set the deadline a little earlier so we can try and get programming well on the way. Apologies for any inconvenience folks.

How to Submit:

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