For its third year the Animattikon Project becomes a competing festival. We are introducing the Golden Hat Award. The prize will be a statuette created by our own Charalambos Kneknas. There is no money award. One prize will be awarded per category. The decision will be made by a jury of specialists in the field of animation.
Besides the prize, we will maintain the tradition of the two previous editions of the Animattikon Project, so all directors of selected films will receive, once the festival is concluded, a collectible print in lino-cut or silkscreen, with the festival's poster image.
For the Short Animated Film category and the Halloween Special category, any short animated film not exceeding the duration of 20 minutes is eligible. All techniques are accepted.
No premiere status is required and the film may be available online. The date of the film's production is irrelevant.
For the Animated Documentary, Documentary About Animation, Animated Music Video and Cypriot Animated Film categories any short animated film not exceeding the duration of 120 minutes is eligible. All techniques are accepted.
Once again, no premiere status is required and the film may be available online. The date of the film's production is irrelevant.
For the Extra-cinematic animation, all forms of animation are accepted, given that they fit within the budget restrictions.
Do NOT send us links to fully download your film. We do not have the capacity to download thousands of films, so make sure your film is available for viewing on Vimeo or YouTube. If the link is private please provide the code along with the submission.
We do NOT accept films that require a screening fee.
In case your film is selected:
If your film is selected you will be asked to send a full HD version of it in an .mp4 format (H.264) through Dropbox or WeTransfer, for us to download.
Hard copies are not required nor accepted.
Films containing dialogue are required to send a correct .srt file with English subtitles. This also stands for films containing dialogues in English. The festival is addressed in a mostly English-speaking audience, but the native language for most of them is not English, so the subtitles are very helpful. The team of the Animattikon Project will take care of the translation of the subtitles where it is needed, but an .srt file in English is necessary.
By submitting your film to the Animattikon Project, you are declaring that you own the rights to the material submitted.
For promotional purposes:
Up to three film stills, as well as the film's poster, are required for promotional purposes. By providing them, you accord to the Animattikon Project the right to use them.
You also accord to the Animattikon Project the right to use up to ten seconds of our film for the creation of a trailer for the festival.