Animation movies are not all for kids, they have their own importance too. This technique can communicate worldwide, without even bothering about language barriers. Animation helps filmmakers to tell stories and connect with their audience in an easier way, almost childlike. It is not bound to any particular genre. It could be funny, horrifying, sad, and even thrilling. All of this depends on the story and what its storyline is.
Animation filmmakers are no less than other fiction or documentary filmmakers. Sometimes, even animation movie makers have to work harder than regular filmmakers. Film festivals recognize this effort and there are a lot of festivals that are promoting and supporting these independent animation moviemakers.
Here is how you can submit your animation movie to any festival without any hassle:
The submission process
Thanks to a few submission websites like Filmfreeway.com or WFCN.co animation film submission has become very easel and hassle-free. You have to go through their website, find which festival you’d like to submit to, and open the pages one by one. You can complete all the payment procedures through them.
Now you need these few things at hand:
2. Film synopsis
3. Directors' biography
7. Completion date
8. The country the film was made in
9. Aspect ratio
10. Color vs black and white
11. A private link to the film, with the password
12. Stills from the film
13. A picture of you
Name of the festivals to submit your film
Don’t worry if you don’t have time to look through a lot of festivals to find the ‘one’s for your animated film. Here is a list of top film festivals with a special category for animated films where you can submit your film.
- Atlanta Film Festival
- Aspen Shortsfest
- Melbourne International Animation Festival
- Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
- Rhode Island International Film Festival
- Cannes Film Festival
- LA Film Festival
- Edmonton International Film Festival
- St. Louis International Film Festival
- Austin Film Festival
There are several others. You can find most of them on both of the websites.