Submission - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Submission


Please read through the regulations before filling out the registration form at the bottom of the page.

Regulations for the Nordic-Baltic Competition

Ordinance

  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organised by Norsk Animasjonsforum.
  • The object of the festival is to promote the screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries.
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival is a part of the European Animation Awards, which is responsible for the Emile Awards. The winning films are eligible to participate in the best film and student film categories under the European Animation Awards.
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival’s competition programme features the following categories:
    • Competition for best Nordic-Baltic animated short film (made by professional filmmakers, free artistic work)
    • Competition for best Nordic-Baltic animated student film
    • Competition for best Nordic-Baltic animated commissioned film (commercials, educational and scientific content, TV-series, music videos)
    • Competition for best Nordic-Baltic animated feature film
  • One Norwegian short film is chosen to compete in the nomination process for the Amanda award by the jury for the Nordic-Baltic short and student film categories.

Competition for Nordic-Baltic Animated short, student and commissioned film

  • Any frame by frame or computer assisted film or video may be entered.
  • Maximum running time: 30 minutes.
  • Films must have been completed January 1st 2020 or after.
  • A film cannot enter the competition twice.
  • A film cannot enter the competition in several categories.
  • The director of the film must be a citizen of the Nordic and Baltic countries, or the country of origin of the film must be a Nordic or Baltic country. The Nordic-Baltic countries are defined as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
  • The film’s producer is liable for all copyrighted material included in the film. FAF will not accept responsibility for material published or screened without the proper authorisation of the material’s copyright holder.

Deadline and submission

The submission opens 1 May 2021 and the deadline is 1 July 2021.
The following material has to be submitted together with each submitted film:

  • a completed electronic film entry form
  • a link to a screening version of the film
  • at least 1 high-res digital picture from the film
  • if your film features non-English dialogue, please add subtitles. If that is not possible, include an English dialogue script (by e-mail to entry@animationfestival.no).

Submitting films is free of charge.

Transport and insurance

  • Digital file transfer is the preferred method for film logistics.
  • The entrant is responsible for transport, insurance and any other charges associated with the transport of physical media sent to the festival.
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival is responsible for return transportation, storage and insurance of physical media whilst in the festival’s custody.
  • In case of loss or damage of a copy, the festival’s obligation is limited to the replacement value.

Selection and screening

  • The pre-selection results will be announced in August 2021.
  • All films selected for the competition will be screened at FAF 2021. The festival administration may also select films for other programme sections.
  • Juries and awards will be presented on the festival website.
  • Standard screening format is DCP. For other formats, please contact the festival after pre-selections. Screening copies must arrive by 30 September at the latest.

Competition for Nordic-Baltic Feature

  • Any frame-by-frame or computer-assisted film or video may be entered.
  • The competition category is for films longer than 30 minutes.
  • Films must have been completed by 1 January 2020 or after.
  • A film cannot enter the competition twice.
  • A film cannot enter the competition in several categories.
  • The country of origin of the film must be a Nordic or Baltic country. The Nordic-Baltic countries are defined as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Junior co-produced films are not eligible.
  • The film’s producer is liable for all copyrighted material included in the film. FAF will not accept responsibility for material published or screened without the proper authorisation of the material’s copyright holder.

Deadline and submission

  • The submission opens 1 May 2021 and the deadline is 7 August 2021.
  • The following material has to be sent together with each submitted film:
    • a completed electronic Film Entry Form
    • a link to a screening version of the film
    • at least 1 high-res digital picture from the film
    • If your film features non-English dialogue, please add subtitles. If that is not possible, include an English dialogue script (by e-mail to entry@animationfestival.no).

The festival will not return preview copies. Submitting films is free of charge.

Transport and insurance

  • The entrant is responsible for transport, insurance and any other charges associated with the transport of physical media sent to the festival.
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival is responsible for return transportation, storage and insurance of physical media whilst in the festival’s custody.
  • In case of loss or damage of a copy, the festival’s obligation is limited to the replacement value.

Selection and screening

  • The preselection results will be announced in September 2021.
  • All films selected for the competition will be screened at FAF 2021.
  • Jury and awards will be presented on the festival website.
  • Standard screening format is DCP. For other formats please contact festival staff after pre-selections. Screening copies must arrive by 30 September at the latest.

Acceptance of the Regulations

  • The board of Norsk Animasjonsforum will decide on any cases of doubt which have not been mentioned in these regulations.
  • By submitting the Film Entry Form for Fredrikstad Animation Festival the entrants accept the terms of regulations as stated above.
  • By submitting the Film Entry Form for Fredrikstad Animation Festival 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 may also be shared with and used by third-party partners and cooperators.
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