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The Japan Image Council (JAPIC) has announced that they are now accepting applications for their “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014″ program.
The project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho/Government of Japan) and run by the Japan Image Council since 2010, is a residency that “aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture.”
The artists selected will spend 70 days in Tokyo, between January 7 and March 17th, 2014. The program will provide travel expenses, living allowance, and rental accommodations, as well as the opportunity to interact with the Japanese animation community. You can read the report from this year’s program to get a sense of what will happen.
As always, there’s a catch, and this residency has one, too: you’ve got to be good. The three artists who were in the last program are all excellent filmmakers—Caleb Wood (United States), Elli Vuorinen (Finland), and Emma de Swaef (Belgium). Applicants, who must be between the ages of 20-35, need to have had one of their projects screened at an international film festival/exhibition and must submit a plan for a new animated work that is at least three minutes in length.
The application deadline for this year’s program is September 9th, 2013. To apply, go to JAPIC’s application page.
If you have a short film, take note of the following call for entries from these quality festivals: CutOut Fest in Querétaro, Mexico, Cinanima in Espinho, Portugal, and Primanima in Budaörs, Hungary.
CutOut Fest will take place November 14-16 in Querétaro, Mexico. I want to enter simply based on their triptastic ‘call for entries’ video, which was produced by Memoma. They accept entries for narrative and experimental animation as well as music videos. Graduation films are accepted only for animation students in Mexico.
Submission is FREE. Films should be 30 minutes or less and produced after January 2012. Deadline is this weekend, June 30th. For full details, go to CutOut’s submission page.
CINANIMA celebrates its 37th edition this year in Espinho, Portugal. The festival takes place between November 11-17, and has competition categories for shorts, graduation films, commissioned films and feature films.
Submission is FREE. Deadline is July 12. Regulations and entry forms at the CINANIMA website.
Heading into its second year, PRIMANIMA is a festival dedicated to up-and-coming filmmakers. They accept only student films, graduation films and debut animated shorts. The festival will take place between October 23-26, in the town of Budaörs (a suburb of Budapest, Hungary)
Submission is FREE and the deadline is August 20. To submit, visit the festival’s official website.
Here are the call for entries from three quality festivals: KLIK! Animation Festival in Amsterdam, Animateka Int’l Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival.
The KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival will take place in November 2013. In addition to awards for professionals, students, 3D stereoscopic and commissioned animation, they also hand out the Amsterdam Audience Award, the Young Amsterdam Audience and Political Animation Award.
Submission is FREE. Films should be 25 minutes and under and produced after January 2012. Deadline is July 1st. For full details, go to KLIK’s submission page.
The 10th edition of Animateka International Animated Film Festival will take place from December 2 to 8 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. For its main competition, the festival accepts films from Central and Eastern European countries, but its children and student competitions are open to other countries. Here’s the breakdown:
There will be an international competition open to films realized for the cinema with any animation technique, frame by frame or computer graphic. Short animated films (the duration of which must not exceed 35 minutes of the total running time) produced or co-produced in the following countries are eligible to apply for the Central and Eastern European Competition Short Animated Film Programme: Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine.
Children’s films from all countries worldwide are eligible for competition in the children’s programme Elephant. European student films (produced within a public or private educational institution of an EU member country) are eligible for the European Student Competition Programme.
Submission is FREE. Deadline is September 15. For complete rules and application forms, visit Animeteka’s website.
The New York Intl Children’s Film Festival, which bills itself as North America’s largest film festival for children and teens, is now accepting submissions for next year’s edition that will run March 7-30, 2014. The festival is looking for “creative, original, non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film for kids,” and they further state that, “we are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities, especially for our teen and pre-teen audiences.” The festival is closely affiliated with film distributor GKIDS, which has been the U.S. distributor of features like The Secret of Kells, From Up on Poppy Hill and the forthcoming Ernest and Celestine.
Submission fees range from $25-75. The early deadline for shorts is September 15 and October 15 for regular. The early deadline for feature length films is October 15 and November 15 for regular. To enter, visit the festival’s submission page.
It’s that time of year again. Our annual call for entries for Cartoon Brew’s 4th Student Film Festival, a yearly showcase of outstanding student films from around the globe. We received over 200 submissions for last year’s festival, and aim to top that number this year.
Our mission for the festival is simple: to draw attention to student-produced animated shorts and share them with the widest possible community of industry artists, fellow students and animation fans. And not just any student films, but films of the highest caliber…the most original, the most thought-provoking, the ones that make us laugh hardest and engage us emotionally. Of course, we present student films throughout the year on Cartoon Brew, but we want the festival to draw even more attention to the exciting work being produced by the art form’s emerging talents.
Every filmmaker whose work is selected to screen in Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival will receive $500 US. This year, special guest judge Evan Spiridellis, the co-founder of JibJab, will select one additional film to receive the Grand Prize and a $1,000 cash prize.
Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor JibJab, a company that has shown consistent commitment to supporting young and emerging talent. We are proud to recognize them as the sponsor of this festival.
- Your film has to be animated. (Obviously.)
Your film has to be a student work. (Even more obvious.)
- Must have been completed after May 1, 2012.
- Must be an online premiere. (Films that are accessible online to the public will not be considered.)
- Submissions due by Friday, May 31, 2013.
HOW TO SUBMIT
To submit, send an email to studentfest (at) cartoonbrew (dot) com with the following info:
- Your name, school and country
- Film title and synopsis
- Private link & password (ex: Password-Protected Vimeo/Unlisted YouTube link).
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M SELECTED
Up to 8 films will be selected for this year’s festival. We will announce the festival selections in early to mid-June. Screenings will begin on Cartoon Brew in late June. Every film that is selected to screen as part of the Cartoon Brew Student Film Festival will be paid a screening fee of $500(US). One of the selected films will be awarded the Grand Prize and a $1,000 cash award. We don’t assume any exclusivity or ownership of your film. In other words, you are still free to submit to festivals, sell it to distributors, and post it anywhere else on the Internet shortly after it debuts online in our festival.
(Submit image via Shutterstock)
Celebrating its tenth edition this summer, Animation Block Party will take place between July 25-28 in Brooklyn. The festival, which is the largest series of animation screenings in New York City, has announced a call for entries. The regular submission period ends on April 29.
Animation Block submission bumper by Zach Williams.
Cartoon Brew is proud to be a media sponsor of the Athens Animation Festival, a first-year event that will take place in upstate New York. The festival, organized by East Coast animation producer Lisa Thomas, has a unique and worthy mission to showcase non-commercial animated films that speak about the human condition. More specifically:
The goal of the Athens Animation festival is to provide a venue to exhibit animaton with a message to the public and to foster an appreciation for social/political animaton while generating a dialogue within the community. In a time when animation is often created primarily to serve commercial needs or presented strictly as entertainment, our festival seeks to program animation with a strong message about the world we live in and the problems, joys, fears and issues we face, be they personal, local or global.
The festival will take place on Saturday, September 15, in Athens, which is two hours north of New York City. The deadline to submit films to the festival is July 1. Submission forms are located on the festival website.
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Call to Artists!
FUZE is accepting artist submissions for the upcoming season. FUZE is seeking artists with socially engaged work, who aim to foster dialogue and reflection and suggest innovative methods for social or political transformation.
Artist’s work will be reviewed for inclusion in salons featuring one to two artists’ work, where participants engage and contribute to artists and their future projects both monetarily and interactively. FUZE tailors events to fit the parameters of the artists’ particular goals, in order to foster engaging and meaningful artwork and turn good ideas into realities.
Submissions should include work samples, as well as anything that would help us to further understand you and your work, including personal statements, weblinks, project statements, or descriptions of intended projects.
Submissions are due July 31 by 11:59 PM EST
Visit FUZE website at www.fuzenyc.org
Contact FUZE at firstname.lastname@example.org with your work.
Reach FUZE with any questions or contributions at email@example.com
FUZE is devoted to supporting artists, thinkers, and activists. We believe art has the power to inspire and challenge us, foster productive dialogue and reflection, and suggest innovative methods for social and political transformation. FUZE serves as a catalyst for socially conscious and creative people in pursuit of informed and innovative dialogue.
At FUZE we wish to discover and develop partnerships with people, projects, and organizations that share our mission. Through exhibitions, film screenings, round-table discussions and artist talks, we connect artists with donors, mentors, and thought-partners, and nurture an atmosphere devoted to knowledge and inspiration. We serve as a platform for artists, giving people the opportunity to learn more about the work of people engaged in meaningful and groundbreaking endeavors. Through our investment in these partnerships, and the connection of collaborators through intimate events attempting to inspire and foster deep and valuable connections, FUZE aims to turn good ideas into reality.
With this in mind, FUZE is a work in progress, always adapting to meet the needs of new projects as we work to create something momentous and exciting.To find out how to submit your news to Illustration Pages click here.
Check out 3x3 magazine's 2006 Student Illustration Call for Entries. The deadline is Feb 14, 2007. Graduate or undergrad students who attended college in 2006 can apply.
Just a reminder. This looks like a good contest for illustrators. The 3x3 magazine is topnotch. I posted this before, but take a look at the folks involved and send something in!
Designboom and Proctor and Gamble's 2007 competition is on. Due date is Sept 20, 2007 for the designs to be submitted.