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 :

Northwest Animation Festival

(Portland and Eugene, Oregon)
Festival Website
Festival Dates: May 4-10, 2015 in Portland; May 15-17 in Eugene
Submission deadline: December 15, 2014 (Oregon-produced films: March 1, 2015)
Entry fee: $30 (standard); $15 (student); FREE (Oregon-produced films)

The 5th annual Northwest Animation Festival will take place May 4-10, 2015, at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The heart of the festival, our juried selection of international shorts, will repeat on May 15-17 at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene.

All genres of animation, such as narrative, abstract, music video, advertisement, documentary, motion comics, machinima and non-play video game sequences, are eligible. All animation methods like hand-drawn, computer, stop-motion, pixilation, rotoscope, motion capture and compositing with live action are eligible. Documentaries and predominately live action films must have strong animation components.

Festival events will include international shorts blocks, thematic screenings, feature films, guest shows, the Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, lobby exhibits, after-parties and many more.

How to Submit:

Future Film Festival

(Bologna, Italy)
Festival website
Festival Dates: May 5-10, 2015
Submission deadline: March 15, 2015 (Shorts); February 28, 2015 (Features)
Entry fee: FREE

The main theme of the Festival will be “Eat the Future!” with talks, movies and workshops about the future of food. From the classic sci-fi movies to the contemporary directors and artists how the authors imagine the future of food for humans and their planet.

A feature film will be awarded the Platinum Grand Prize.

Short Film Awards are:
– Jury Award: 1000 Euros
– First Audience Award: 1000 Euros
– Second Audience Award: 500 Euros

How to Submit:

Fest Anča 2015

(Žilina, Slovakia)
Festival website
Festival Dates: June 24-28, 2015
Submission deadline: March 15, 2015
Entry fee: FREE

The 8th International Animation Festival Fest Anča is calling for submissions.

Competition program includes
The international competition of short animated films
– (Anča Award—800 Euros prize)
The international competition of student short animated films
– (Anča Student Award—400 Euros prize)
The international competition of animated music videos
– (Anča Music Video Award—400 Euros prize)
The international competition of animated films for children
– (Anča Kids’ Award—400 Euros prize)
The Slovak competition of animated films
– (Anča Slovak Award—600 Euros prize)
Slovak film distribution competition
– (Anča D Award–Slovakian theatrical distribution)

Only animated films under 30 minutes completed after 1st January 2013 are accepted into the Festival’s competition program. Only films with a majority of Slovak producers are accepted into the Slovak competition of animated films—Anča Slovak Award. The Festival’s non-competitive program includes focuses, workshops, retrospectives, tributes, exhibitions and discussions.

How to submit:

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