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1. Inspiration Board for HEART

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 Hello fellow artists!

As part of our ongoing efforts to make Illustration Friday more of a community focused on the art of idea generation, here’s our Inspiration Board for this week’s topic of HEART.

You can download, save, drag and drop, print, or do whatever you want with it if it helps you to brainstorm ideas for your illustration.

Let us know in the comments if this is something that you think is helpful or inspiring enough for us to keep doing!

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2. How Illustration Competitions are Judged

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[Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from our ebook Inside Illustration Competitions, which is available for FREE here.]

The outcome of an Illustration competition is largely dependent on the judges who view the work and decide which artists deserve to be recognized. Ever wonder how this jury is chosen and how they make these tough decisions?

Since so much depends on the subjective personal tastes of an Illustration competition jury, it’s important to pay attention to the list of jurors any time you’re considering submitting your work, and familiarizing yourself with who’s involved.

With the help of many organizers and judges of all the major Illustration competitions, I was able to get an inside look at what drives the method of assembling the jury.

Jury Selection

It is in the best interest of all parties involved to have a professional, experienced, and esteemed panel of judges to view the artwork and select the best of the best to be featured in the organization’s annuals, shows, and online galleries. In this way, the various competitions maintain their relevance in the industry, encourage a comprehensive collection of high-quality Illustration, and offer Illustrators the opportunity to have their work viewed by the top tier of their target audience.

In most instances, the jury is comprised of some combination of Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Artist Representatives, Educators, and other creative professionals who have made an impact on the Illustration industry. Potential jury candidates are often recommended by Illustrators or past Chairs based on quality of work, talent, years of experience, and standing in the field. In addition, judges are often assigned to vote in categories that are a good match for their particular area of expertise, whether it be publishing, editorial, advertising, children’s books, etc.

One interesting variation on this theme is the competitions run by American Illustration, which limits the selection to only Art Directors and others who are able to actually hire Illustrators.

Another alternative is practiced by 3×3. Because of it’s uniquely international focus, 3×3 makes sure that all judges represent different countries and tries to have one or more Art Directors and Illustrators from each of the primary illustration markets around the world.

Judging Criteria

One of the most intriguing aspects of the judging process is the criterion by which jurors are instructed to select work, or rather, the lack thereof.

Sometimes, the organization running the competition has an introductory meeting to outline the overall purpose and criteria of the selection. However, rather than instruct the jury with specific guidelines, most competitions rely on the experience and aesthetic sensibilities of the jurors involved.

Therefore, each judge votes along the lines of their individual tastes, with a focus on the effectiveness of the image, its ability to solve a visual problem or communicate an idea, its professional execution, and any other strengths they typically look for in a successful Illustration. Jurors are encouraged to take their time and go with their instincts while seeking out Illustration that reaches a higher level of excellence.

“We do not believe in quotas, we ask judges to select the very best pieces in each category.”

– Charles Hively, 3×3

“Jurors are encouraged to make brave choices and [select] images that represent the finest work from the year. Our goal is to recognize work not typically honored by other organizations and publications.”

Mark Heflin, American Illustration

Judges are asked to use their own judgment as to what constitutes creative excellence.”

– Patrick Coyne, Communication Arts

As stated above, due to this personal approach it can be very beneficial for an artist to familiarize themselves with the list of jurors involved, because it can potentially offer some level of insight when choosing which of their pieces to submit.

Voting Method

As expected, the actual steps involved in the scoring process is another area in which each competition is different. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of saying whether each Illustration should be “in” or “out”. Other times the judges are asked to rank each image on a scale of one to ten or some variation thereof.

Here are a few examples of the various voting methods employed:

“Jurors meet as a group and view all images. They first nominate images they like. From there, the nominated images are viewed and voted on individually by secret vote. It only takes one juror to nominate an image in the first round. It takes a majority or better in the second round to get into the book (usually 4-7 votes). All images that were nominated and then received at least 2 votes are presented on the website only.”

– Mark Heflin, American Illustration

“The first round, each Judge adds a dot to the entry. Second round, the judge’s team up to view entries that received the highest votes. Finally, the judges come together as a total group to discuss the final selection.”

– Scott Hull, Artist Representative & Juror

“The Art Directors Club does 3 rounds of judging. Each round is assigned through a point value system with the last round being a medal round.”

– Luke Stoffel, Art Directors Club

“In the professional and children’s show, each judge votes each entry in or out. In the student show, each entry is given a grade 0-4, 4 being the top grade. It takes a majority of votes by the judges to have a piece accepted into the show.

– Charles Hively, 3×3

Get your FREE copy of Inside Illustration Competitions here >>

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3. Call for Submissions: Illustrate a Wall Clock

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Hello fellow artists!

We know you love a good art challenge.

The folks at Doodlers Anonymous have teamed up with Blik to present this unique opportunity to artists. The challenge is to doodle, draw, or illustrate the backdrop of a wall clock!

Six winning submissions will have their art transformed into 10” wall clocks to be sold through Blik and Doodlers Anonymous. Plus, a portion of the royalties will go to the lucky artists!

Find out more about this fun challenge and how to enter here >>

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4. Idea Generation Word List for POINTY

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Hello fellow illustrators!

 

As promised last Friday, we are now in full effect taking Illustration Friday to the next level. The natural evolution of a fun weekly illustration challenge based on ideas is a deeper focus on the art of idea generation itself.

We’re starting small, with a stream of consciousness word list that one might create while brainstorming for this week’s topic of POINTY or any other of our weekly topics. I encourage you to make your own first, perhaps compare it to this list or even email yours to us if you’d like us to consider sharing it in a future blog post.

You will notice that in my own personal word process below I try to let my mind freely linger in one area for a while until some other interesting pathway offers itself up, or not. Sometimes you’ll need to give it a gentle nudge, or step away for a minute. The randomness itself is where the magic can sometimes happen. This process is pretty much guaranteed to take your mind to surprising places. This list took only a few minutes to create, but it could go on and on with further exploration.

As things progress, we’ll be adding a LOT more features to share a variety of approaches to generating good ideas, as described in last week’s 5-minute video, so stay tuned…

SAMPLE WORD LIST

 

TOPIC: POINTY

 

 

pointy
angle
triangle
mountain
range
mountaintop
skyline
pointy hat
dunce cap
witch’s hat
pointing finger
pointing out
pointing at you/me/…
what’s the point
pointless
round
obtuse
sharp
sharp (smart)
pokey
knife
kitchen knife
cut
stab
poke
sword
lance
joust
medieval weapons
mace
vampire teeth
wolf teeth
shark teek/fin
surfboard
fingernails
starfish
star
crescent moon
thumbtack
nail
hammer and nail
staple
staple gun
railroad stake
king/queen crown, etc.

 Want even more inspiration? Check out the entries that have been submitted so far for this week’s topic.

Have fun!

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5. The Disney Animation Recruitment Website

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If you’ve ever wanted to work for Disney, well head on over to this “official website for Disney Television Animation talent and recruitment”. You can use it to view and even apply for a variety of artistic and production-related projects.

Visit the Disney Recruitment site here >>

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6. Festival Call For Entries from Bucharest, Montreal, and Vancouver

Take advantage of our hand-picked list of call for entries from animation festivals around the globe.

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7. Festival Call For Entries: NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest, GLAS, KROK

Take advantage of our hand-picked list of call for entries from animation festivals around the globe.

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8. Festival Call for Entries: Festival by Pixelatl, Corfu, New Chitose Airport Festival

Three new calls for entries from Cuernavaca, Mexico; Hokkaido, Japan; and Corfu, Greece.

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9. Festival Call for Entries: Anibar, Animation Block Party, KLIK!

Three new calls for entries from Pejë, Kosovo; Brooklyn, New York; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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10. Festival Call for Entries: Montreal, Espinho, Student Oscars

Three new call for entries from Montreal, Canada; Espinho, Portugal; and the Student Academy Awards.

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11. Festival Call for Entries: Fantoche, Animafest Cyprus, Ottawa

Three new calls for entries from Baden, Switzerland; Cyprus; and Ottawa, Canada.

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12. The Tuaca Cocktail Napkin Art Contest Returns!

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It’s no secret that cocktail napkins have long served as the unofficial medium for spontaneous brilliance. From award winning films to Fortune 500 companies, some of the world’s boldest ideas unfolded on a bar napkin. To help celebrate this phenomenon, Tuaca Liqueur is inviting artists of all backgrounds to share what ignites their creativity, on what is arguably the perfect canvas for serendipitous inspiration.

The idea is simple: Draw, doodle or illustrate whatever it is that inspires you on a cocktail napkin. Then, snap a photo of your creation and upload it to our virtual gallery at Tuacaart.com.
One grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000! Qualified entrants must be 21 years of age or over, reside in the United States and submit their artwork by April 15th, 2015.

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For complete details and rules or to just check out the gallery, click here.

Happy Doodling!

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13. Call to Artists! Viewpoints: Orange County All Media 2015

Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA) & Chemers Gallery
Call To Artists
Viewpoints: Orange County
All Media 2015
Juried Exhibition
Juror: Greg LaRock

April 18 - May 2, 2015
Artist Reception April 18, 5:30 - 8:00p

Deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 4, 2015! 

Award-winning art from Greg LaRock, Ursula Olsson and Michael Ward from the 2014 show
 
Calling all artists! Get those creative juices flowing because we're looking for entries to the 8th annual juried exhibition of outdoor scenes of Orange County, presented by Chemers Gallery and Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA)! We need your unique interpretations of Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, downtown Orange, Irvine Park and more! The show is open to all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, glass, mixed media, encaustic, printmaking, sewing, beading, etc. The more innovative, the better. The best part is...there are cash prizes!

Our show has been evolving year by year and we're sure this will be our best exhibit yet. One major change this year is the elimination of the "amateur" and "professional" categories. All are welcome to enter regardless of experience level - entries will all be juried to the same level. Another major change is the addition of award categories. All entries will fit into either "Oil and Acrylic" or "All Other Media,"giving you more chances to win an award!

Just like last year, all entries will be pre-juried online at OnlineJuriedShows.com - you can find the prospectus and links to enter HERE.

We are honored to announce that Greg LaRock, award-winning plein air oil painter, will be this year's juror.


Get ready and get creative - the deadline for entry is 
March 4, 2015 
and it will be here before you know it! 

Award-winning art from Dorothy Cavanagh, Lore Hold, Sherry Marger and Linda Rogers from the 2014 show
Important Dates & Deadlines:
March 4, 2015: Deadline to submit your entry form and .jpg photo to OnlineJuriedShows.com. Click HERE for prospectus and links to enter. (For help using OnlineJuriedShows.com click here.)
March 11, 2015: Notification of acceptance by email
April 6 - 10: Hand-delivery of accepted work to Chemers Gallery between 10am - 5pm. Shipped entries are not accepted.
April 18, 2015: Exhibition opens to public, Artists' Reception 5:30 - 8:00pm
May 2, 2015: Exhibit closes
May 4, 2015: Pick up work at Chemers Gallery between 10am - 5pm

Cash Awards:
$600 Grand Prize

Oil & Acrylic
$450 First Place
$300 Second Place
$200 Third Place

All Other Media (including watercolor, pastel, glass, photography, mixed media, etc)
$450 First Place
$300 Second Place
$200 Third Place

Artwork Specifications:
Entry must be an outdoor scene from anywhere in Orange County, California. If not easily recognizable as an Orange County scene, a source photo may be required. Work must be created during the year since the last exhibition (May 2014).

All 2-D artworks such as, but not limited to, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and photography will be considered. The maximum allowed size is 24" x 36" not including the frame. Photographs must be printed on photo or fine art paper - they may not be printed on canvas or mounted to panels. Works must be framed to Chemers Gallery specifications (see framing requirements below), properly wired and ready to hang. The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented or that varies from the submitted image. All works must be for sale.

Sales commission: 50% artist 50% Chemers Gallery.

Framing Requirements:
Chemers Gallery will be happy to assist in framing your work. If you choose to frame it yourself, please bring your frame for approval prior to delivery. Oils, acrylics & mixed media can be unframed if gallery wrapped edges are painted, but other two-dimensional work must be framed. No photography on canvas. All 2D work must be properly & securely wired and ready to hang. Simple frames are preferred and must be either black or dark wood. Mats: neutral white, acid free (like Bainbridge 8655), acid-free colored filets ok, and either double 4-ply or single 6 or 8-ply mats. No non-glare glass. Space and weight limits apply to non two-dimensional work, see Karen Raab at Chemers Gallery.


Examples of black (left) and dark wood (right) frames

Examples of gallery wrapped canvases


Entry Procedure:
Non-refundable entry fee is $35 for one or two entries, payable when you submit to OnlineJuriedShows.com.

PLEASE NOTE: When filling out your information while entering the show at OnlineJuriedShows.com, please be sure all information is correct - spelling, title, pricing of your artwork. All information is input by the Artist and is used by Chemers Gallery for reference, printed materials and online postings.

Diptychs and triptychs are considered one work. Works are juried by digital image only.

For help using OnlineJuriedShows.com please refer to the Help page and the How OJS Works page. Likewise you can call 949-287-8645 or email help@OnlineJuriedShows.com.

Entry Image Guidlines:
Works will be juried by digital image only. Images must be sized to 1920 pixels on the longest side and at a resolution of 72 dpi. No mat, frame, or extraneous material should appear other than your artwork.

Save the painting with a new name, as follows: Your last name, first initial, ENTRY REFERENCE (A, B, C, D, or E), and abbreviated painting name. For example: Jane Doe's Entry A is titled New York Sunrise, the name given to the digital image would be: doej_a_nysun.jpg.

Save the image as a high quality jpg.

Images are used for jurying and web and printed materials.

Liability: 
All work will be handled with great care. Neither Chemers Gallery nor TACFA or its representatives will accept responsibility for loss or damage of work. Artists are responsible for safety of work during transit to and from the gallery. Submission by an artist will indicate agreement by the artist to these conditions.

Since 1978, Chemers Gallery has been providing fine art and quality custom framing in Orange County. the gallery hosts several shows each year and continually exhibits the work of exceptions artists, both local and international. Chemers Gallery is located in the Enderle Center, 17300 17th Street, Tustin, 714-731-5432. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Founded in 1992, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enrich the entire community. The Council raises funds through individual and corporate contributions and fundraising events. These funds subsidize elementary students' participation in The Art Masters program, support students' creativity and interest in the arts, and allow TACFA to produce an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

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14. Festival Call for Entries: Athens, Třeboň, Los Angeles

Three new calls for entries from Athens, Greece; Třeboň, Czech Republic; and Los Angeles, California.

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15. Festival Call for Entries: Northwest Animation Fest, Future Film Festival, Fest Anca

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 Portland, Oregon; Bologna, Italy; and Žilina, Slovakia.

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16. Festival Call for Entries: Annecy, Zagreb, Melbourne

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.

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17. Festival Call for Entries: Holland, Stuttgart and Chilemonos

Cartoon Brew is pleased to announce the launch of our Animation Festival Guide.

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18. Why Filmmakers Should Apply For JAPIC’s Animation Artist Residency in Tokyo

The Japan Image Council has opened its call for applications for the Animation Artist In Residence Tokyo 2015. If you’ve had a film that has screened in an international festival or exhibition, I strongly encourage you to apply. As a previous resident of the program, I frequently find myself thinking about my wonderful experience in the residency.

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19. Call for Entries: Athens Animation Festival

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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20. Call for Entries: Animation Block Party

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.

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21. Submit to Cartoon Brew’s 4th Student Animation Festival

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.

RULES

  1. Your film has to be animated. (Obviously.)
  2. 
 Your film has to be a student work. (Even more obvious.)
  3. Must have been completed after May 1, 2012.

  4. Must be an online premiere. (Films that are accessible online to the public will not be considered.)

  5. 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.

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22. Call for Entries: KLIK!, Animateka, and New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

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.

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23. Call for Entries: CutOut Fest, Cinanima and Primanima

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.

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24. Read This If You Want to Make Cartoons While Living in Tokyo for Free

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.

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25. Submit to Cartoon Brew’s 5th Student Animation Festival

For the fifth year in a row, we are pleased to announce our annual Cartoon Brew Student Film Festival. The mission for the festival is simple: to honor student-produced animated shorts and share them with the widest possible community of industry decision-makers, fellow students, and animation enthusiasts from around the world.

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