Deptford AnimaDocs

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
13 July 2019
London, UK
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2020 Dates TBC, Call for Entries to Follow

2019 Call For Entries (ARCHIVE)

Part film festival, part symposium, Deptford Animadocs aims to bring together filmmakers, audiences and academics interested in the phenomenon of animated documentaries. Annabelle Honess Roe defines animated documentary as any film that:

‘(i) has been recorded or created frame by frame

(ii) is about *the *world rather than *a *world wholly imagined by its creator; and

(iii) has been presented as a documentary by its producers and/or received as a documentary by audiences, festivals or critics.’

Participants are invited to submit short animated documentary films between 5 and 20 minutes in the English language or subtitled in English (films must have been produced since the year 2000 inclusive), or short academic papers of 5 to 10 minutes, written with a general audience in mind. Papers might be:

  • Profiles of specific animators, studios or distributors
  • About the representation of a particular event, issue or group
  • Explorations of how animated documentaries engage with the past, present or the future
  • Explorations of how animated documentaries negotiate material reality and the immaterial, such as dreams, memory and fantasy
  • Histories of animated documentary
  • Discussions of specific animated techniques in animated documentaries

This is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run event. There will be a small £10 submissions fee for filmmakers and £10 participation fee towards funding the event. Filmmakers, whose films are selected for the event can attend the festival for free.

  • Read the regulations at the festival's website
  • Submit your films via filmfreeway
  • Send abstracts for academic papers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Submission fee: £10
  • Submission deadline: 30 April 2019 7 May 2019

Event Dates

  • 13 July 2019