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Fantoche 14th International Animation Festival


The core focus of Fantoche is, without a doubt, the screening of current animated short films. And to enhance this focus further, Fantoche will be giving out three new awards in this year’s Swiss Competition: the winners of the New Swiss Talent, sponsored by Jingle Jungle, and the Swiss Fantastic, sponsored by the NIFFF Festival, are both selected by the international jury of experts. The Swiss Youth Award is sponsored by the Castellinaria Festival in Bellinzona and is presented by a specially selected multilingual jury of young people from Ticino and the canton of Aargau. These are all very valuable additions to the Swiss competition.

To judge the submissions, Fantoche involves experts from storytelling, sound design, film production and film schools. The composition of the jury changes from year to year. On 11th September 2016, the Fantoche juries and the audience will award 14 prizes at the closing ceremony.

GLAS 2017 – Call For Entries

The 2nd annual GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

Festival Dates: March 2017


Competition categories include:
• Narrative Shorts
• Non-Narrative Shorts
• Undergraduate Shorts
• Graduate Shorts
• Commissioned Shorts
• Features (open July 1st)

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Animation Block Party 2016 submission deadlines

Animation Block Party is an international four-day festival featuring panel discussions, exclusive showcases, amazing after-parties and just over 100 of the world’s best new animated shorts in competition. ABP is the largest animation festival on the East Coast with over 5000 people attending in 2015, dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. The 13th annual Animation Block Party is July 28-July 31 2016 at Rooftop Films & BAMcinématek. Brooklyn NY.

Animation Block Party submission deadlines:
STANDARD – Postmarked by May 16, 2016
Regular: US$40 per film
Student: US$30 per film

LATE – Postmarked by June 3, 2016
Regular: US$45 per film
Student: US$35 per film

Animation Block Party website