Cardiff Animation Festival (2)


06 Sep 2019
Call for entries

04 Oct 2019
Early deadline

01 Nov 2019
Standard deadline

06 Dec 2019
Late deadline

06 Dec 2019
Festival closed

31 Jan 2020
Notification date

02 Apr 2020
05 Apr 2020


c/o Winding Snake, Chapter, Market Road,  CF5 1QE, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
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Festival start: 02 April 2020      Festival end: 05 April 2020

A second celebration of animation is coming to Cardiff in April 2O2O.

Over four days, from the 2nd-5th April 2O2O, Cardiff Animation Festival (CAF) will showcase some of the best animation from all over the world, with a broad selection of animated short films, features, masterclasses, workshops, filmmaker Q+As, retrospectives, an education program, behind the scenes screenings, industry events, panels, networking events and parties.

Held at Chapter, the Welsh capital’s vibrant arts hub, CAF is a focal point for Cardiff’s thriving animation community, and a meeting place for industry, independent animators and enthusiasts from the wider animation world. CAF provides a platform in Wales for the best of British and international animation, and will continue to welcome independent filmmakers, exciting new talent and established industry greats to Europe’s youngest capital city.

Cardiff Animation Festival is a non-profit community organisation run by a team of animation lovers and creators living in Cardiff. The Cardiff Animation Festival team have been running animation events in Wales since 2014.

Best Short
Best Student Short
Best Young Short
Audience Award

We accept all types of animated short films including: narrative shorts, non-narrative/experimental shorts, fiction shorts, documentary shorts, undergraduate shorts, postgraduate shorts, shorts made by young people, commissioned shorts, music videos, and micro shorts from all countries worldwide. We welcome all animation techniques.
Short films submitted must not exceed 20 minutes.
The International Short Animated Film category is open to animated shorts produced in any country worldwide.
The Student Short Animated Film category is open to animated shorts produced within a public or private educational institution in any country worldwide.
The Micro Short Animated Film category is open to animated shorts produced in any country worldwide with a running time of up to 120 seconds.
Filmmakers may submit more than one film and in more than one category. A separate entry form and entry fee must be submitted for each.
All films submitted must have been completed on or after 1st January 2018.
Films must comprise of at least 50% animation to be considered.
Films featuring languages other than English must have English subtitles.
Short films already publicly viewable online are welcome and eligible for consideration.
Each applicant must be the rightful owner of submitted films and own all literary and musical rights.
If your film is selected, you allow us to use brief excerpts (stills & video clips) in promotional and marketing campaigns. We are happy to use any trailer you may have. We will not use any media from any films not selected.
The decision of the selection panel is final and we regret that we cannot enter into correspondence regarding films not selected.
Deadline for submission is Friday 6th December 2019.



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