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Call for entries 2019



a) Animaphix is a project organised by Qb Cultural Association with the purpose of supporting the animated cinema art and culture, promoting young talents and high quality films, strongly oriented towards the authorial and experimental world.

b) The competition announcement of the fourth edition of Animaphix International Animated Film Festival, which will take place from the 23th to the 28th of July, opens on April the 29th.


During the closing night of the festival, an international jury will assign the awards:

Best international short film award.
Special mention.
Audience award.


a) All films should be entered online through the official entry form which can be filled online on FilmFreeway not later than May 28th 2018.

b) A 5 € (five euros/00) entry fee is applicable to submitted films.

c) Works admitted to the competition can be of any kind, in any language, realised on any support and with any technique.

d) There are no restrictions on themes.

e) Only works created from the 1st of January 2018 are admitted.

f) Maximum duration is of 20 minutes (credits included).

g) Works are selected by and at the incontestable discretion of the direction of the festival, which reserves its right to exceptionally admit works which exceed the above-written duration and year of production. The direction of Festival reserves the right to select some of the received works that will be presented in the out-of-competition section “Animaphix OFF”.

h) The list of the selected films will be published on the site before the beginning of the festival. All competitors will receive communication of the official selection via email before the end of June 2019.

i) The authors, productions and whoever holds the royalties of the selected works authorize the festival to screen them during Animaphix International Animated Film Festival, as well as the distribution (tv, on-line) of fragments of the selected works for promotional purposes of the exhibition (up to 50 seconds).

l) The authors and the productions of the selected films, who will be promptly contacted, commit to send:

▪ The film file (original version) with obligatory English subtitles whether the original film language is different from English.

▪ Trailers or extracts from the film.
▪ Posters and press kits, when available.
▪ Italian, English or French scripts.
▪ An English film synopsis (from a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 150 words).
▪ Biography of the director (up to 100 words).
▪ 6 images from the film (at least 300 dpi).
▪ A director’s picture (at least 300 dpi).

m) If the size of the works exceeds the size limit for online submission, the films can be sent to the following address:

Associazione QB – Via Boccaccio, 4 – 90011 Bagheria (Pa) Italy.

a. The shipping of competing works from foreign countries must be accompanied by the necessary customs indication “no commercial value”.

b. Shipping costs are carriage paid.

c. The festival will not cover any customs clearances of the enrolled materials.

d. Animaphix is not to be held responsible for theft or damages to the works dispatched.

e. The film will not be returned and will become part of the festival archives.

The Direction of
Animaphix International Animated Film Festival