created by: Kristjan LYNGMO
The 9th Athens ANIMFEST - International Animation Festival opens to Animation fans again this year at the Greek Film Archive from 13th to 19th of March 2014.
With a 7day program full of shorts and feature animations, we respond to animators from around the world willing ether to compete or to screen their movies in the parallel special events of our festival.
96 short animation movies, 96 student movies, 14 greek movies and 4 educational movies will take part in.
Registered animators to the 9th ANIMFEST come from:
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Mexico, Mongolia, Moldova, Nigeria, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, Ukraine, USA, Korea and Greece.
The Oscar winning animated short “Mr. Hublot”, by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares from Luxembourg, is also competing in this year’s festival.
The program includes the following events:
1. SPECIAL SCREENINGS
a. A STORY OF LOVE AND FURY by Luiz Bolognesi, 75’, Brazil 2012
First Prize, Annecy International Animation Festival, 2013
b. KUIBA 2 by Wang Chuan, 90’ , China 2013
2. TRIBUTE TO MICHALIS ARFARAS
Experimental movies by Michael Arfaras, director and professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, will be screened followed with a presentation by the artist.
3. INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL IN CYPRUS
Selection of movies that took part in the International Motion Festival (IMF) in Nicosia will be presented by its Chairman, Demetra Egglezou.
- GO WITH THE FLOW (42 movies)
- ANIMESH 2 (6 3D movies animation)
4. C. P. CAVAFY IN TOKYO
Exhibition and screenings by students of the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. The project is realised in collaboration with Musashino Art University, Japan on the occasion of C. P. Cavafy year 2013 celebration.
Head of project: Dino Sato, animator and professor.
5. SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA - Special selection
Shorts movies from Japan based on the technique of CG animation selected by Miwako Kikuchi, director of programming for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia.
( http://www.shortshorts.org/ssff/index-en.php )
18 Tuesday, March 2014, 22.00
7. Sound Poems / Poems
19 Wednesday, March 2014, 19.00
Open call for one audiovisual artwork (70 seconds), using any technique of animation: painting on paper, 2D digital, 3D, CGI, puppets, objects, cut-out, clay, sand, mixed media, etc.
The theme of the spot is Athens in the 21st Century: How it used to be, how it is today and how it will be.
Send your submission online: firstname.lastname@example.org
A three-member jury (the names will be announced) consisting of an artist, an advertiser and a scholar will select the best creation.
The selected project will be supported financially (the exact amount will be announced) and will be used for the online, non commercial, show of Athens.
All projects submitted will be screened during the 10th Athens ANIMFEST - International Animation Festival on next March 2015 (12-18).
The deadline for submitting projects is December 31, 2014.
Technical specifications of the submitted file:
- File extension:. Mov
- Video Codec: H.264
- Video Frame Rate: 25 fps
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (HD)
- Field Dominance: Progressive
- Audio: AAC 48 kHz Stereo 320 kbps
Welcome to the 9th Athens ANIMFEST!