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International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia invites the international community to join us to delight in all things animated. After months of preparation and anticipation, we are excited to release the new visual identity from our collaborative efforts for International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival.
Team: International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia is run by ”George Enescu” National Arts University, Graphics and Animation Department, with Modesta Lupașcu, CEO and Festival Director. Bianca Simionescu is responsible for the seminars - as festival coordinator.
ISAFFA is well known as a progressive and inclusive festival that celebrates a wide variety of animation, standing in close contact with the audience and connecting the animation sector.
Animation is everywhere, from the smallest smartphone screen to the largest cinematic projection. ISAFFA unites artists, practitioners, students and enthusiasts and all those in between to savour the many and varied achievements of the animated form.
International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia, dating back to 2011, is the oldest and largest of its kind in the North-Eastern European region. The triennial festival now takes place in October in the town of Iassy, Romania. We want to build an animated world in a few days.
The festival is a professional arena for the animation industry, as well as an important event for students and educational institutions within animation, graphic design and digital media production. Each edition, top animation industry professionals hold seminars and lectures, and the festival has previously hosted guests from the national creative area.
Don’t miss out on your chance to meet fresh animation talent from art schools in Iassy, Romania. Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with up-and-coming talents, find out new associates and partners... in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival.
If you’re an animation insider or just want to see something unique, you don’t have to be an animation fan to join us for animated short competitions, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, seminars and screen talks from the industry’s finest over few packed days– this year, online activities only.

Awards & Prizes

One of the cornerstones of the festival is the international student animated short film competition. Prizes will be awarded for the two categories - International Animated Film and Romanian Animated Film:
- First Prize
- Second Prize
- Third Prize
- Nominations (the funniest film, the most challenging film, the most intelligent film, etc.)
- Special Prize of the Audience.
The jury process will take place between the 15th of October and the 25th of November, and artists will be informed of their entry status no later than 1st December, 2021.

Rules & Terms

Acceptance of the Regulations
• The board of ISAFFA will decide on any cases of doubt which have not been mentioned in these regulations.
• By submitting the Film Entry Form for ISAFFA the entrants accept the terms of regulations as stated above.
• By submitting the Film Entry Form for ISAFFA the entrants accept that the information given in the entry form will be saved in the festival’s database and published in the festival’s marketing material. The information can also be shared and used by third-hand partners and co-workers of the festival.
Selection and screening:
• The pre-selection results will be announced in December 2021.
• All films selected for the competition will be screened at ISAFFA 2021, in December. The Festival administration could also select films for other programmes for the festival.
Film eligibility:
Each competing author/team of authors may register a maximum of 3 movies.
If more than one person authored the film, you confirm, by submitting the film, that you have the necessary consent from its co-authors to submit the film.
Meets eligibility any animated short film, created by students, graduates, PhD students from any university of arts in Romania / all over the world countries.
Length - Films should be up to 15 minutes.
Animation method: All animation methods are eligible: hand-drawn, 2D/3D computer animation, stop-motion, rotoscope, motion capture, compositing with live-action (live-action films must have a strong animation component).
All genres of animation are eligible: narrative, abstract, music video, advertisement, documentary, motion comics, non-play video game sequences, etc.

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