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12. IAFF Animator


Competition 2017



Submissions are still open for Animator 2017 Competition. The deadline for submission of short and feature films is 28 February 2017.

A prerequisite for being allowed to take part in the selection for the competition is seding short or feature animated film made in any animated techique, after 31 December 2014. Submitted films can be from art. Schools, film schools, production comany, film instytutions, indywidual artists or any other persons or instytutions who has right to do it. Festival will not accept to the selection fot the competition tv series, trailers, advertisment or intro from the movies.

Remember to fill the SUBMISSION FORM submission card and read carefully new REGULATIONS of 10th International Animated Film Festival Animator 2017 in Poznań.


By recently gaining the status of the Oscar qualifying festival, the Animator Festival has strengthened its position on the international arena. This is a huge distinction that only a handful of other festivals around the world have been awarded. In practice, this means that winning the Grand Prix at the Animator simplifies the road of the winning film to becoming nominated for Academy Awards in the short animated film category – comments the Artistic Director Marcin Giżycki, adding: "More than anything else, this solves the problem of the costs that need to be covered in order to rent a proper cinema room in the capital of the global film industry. Needless to say, these costs are considerable. Awarding the Oscar-qualifying festival status to the Animator significantly increases its attractiveness for creators and independent producers who, unlike major studios, have limited resources for the promotion of their production. It is worth noting that before the Animator this status had been granted only to eight animated film festivals with a longstanding reputation: Anima in Brussels, Anima Mundi in Rio de Janeiro, Animafest in Zagreb, Cinanima in Espinho (Portugal) and the international animated film festivals in Annecy, Ottawa, Stuttgart and Hiroshima. In Poland, in addition to the Animator, the privilege to nominate films for the Academy Awards has so far been granted only to two festivals that are not limited to animated films: the Kraków Film Festival and the Warsaw Film Festival.