TASK: Do some research to identify festivals that you would be interested in showing at
and attending. Look at their entry requirements and the kinds of films they show
as well as their submission dates. Make a list of any appropriate festivals.
Tip: Press Kit
When applying to festivals, many will require a ‘press kit’. This includes several stills from the animation, stills from the production of the animation, a short synopsis, a list of all those credited in the creation of the animation, an image of the director and short biographies of all those involved in the making of the animation.
A synopsis should sound like the paragraph on the back of the DVD or video jacket. The point of the synopsis is to make the reader want to see the movie.
The Directory of International Film and Video Festivals is a searchable
database of 600 festivals around the world. You can search by genre, deadline, month and country to find full details.
FLAMIN has a list of upcoming listings and opportunities to apply for. Other festivals you may be interested in are:
● London Animation Festival
● Annecy International Animation Festival
● Anne Arbour
● Punto Y Raya