Cinanima Festival 2022

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
07 November 2022 - 13 November 2022
City
Espinho, Portugal
Email
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Edition
46
Submission deadline
2022-06-25
Submission/Registration Fee
No

Fesival Description: 

CINANIMA is an animation film festival co-organised by NASCENTE – Cooperative Society with Cultural Purposes, and by the Espinho City Hall. Ever since its first edition, back in 1976, it has been working continuously to promote this form of cinema and its authors. Being a precursor of cultural decentralisation in Portugal, CINANIMA has won international recognition while not belonging to the main cultural centres of Lisbon or Porto.

The Festival is organized by a non-profit association, it is approved by ASIFA – Association International du Film d’Animation – and is supported by the Ministry of Culture/ ICA I.P. – Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual, the Ministry of Youth/ Portuguese Institute of Youth, the Portuguese Tourism Institute, the Ministry of Economy and the Parish Council of Espinho. It is also sponsored by several private entities, and has formed partnerships with the media for promotion and advertisement purposes.

To many professionals, the opportunity to present a film at CINANIMA represents one of the few opportunities to show the public the result of their work and effort, in addition to the privileges to which the winners are entitled. CINANIMA’s Grand Prize winner for short films is placed on the shortlist for the Oscar© for the Best Animation Short film nominations, as the Festival is one of the events recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Throughout these 46 years of activity, CINANIMA has contributed to creating new audiences for this art form, encouraging the general public to recognize the value of animation cinema, pushing aside the prejudice that animation is only for children and confirming animation as an outstanding artistic and multidisciplinary communication platform.

Besides promoting contact between professionals and the audience, CINANIMA is strongly committed to educating professionals and the general public. In recent years it has been developing an educational programme in the visual arts that also enriches experience of those who visit the Festival.

A festival such as CINANIMA consists of more than just films, it is also composed of numerous exhibitions, workshops, performances and other initiatives that are held during that week. For those who don’t have the time or availability to be at the Festival the whole week, and would prefer to see the best of the competition in one go, Sunday, the last day of the Festival, is surely a good day to come to Espinho and see one of the four screenings dedicated to the winning films. Those familiar with CINANIMA know they won’t be disappointed. If you have never been here before, come and discover the Festival!

2022 Call for Entries

The 46th edition of CINANIMA - International Animated Film Festival of Espinho will take place from 7 to 13 November 2022 in the city of Espinho – Portugal.

Eligibility criteria:

  • works concluded after the 1st of January 2021;
  • works directed according to the definition of animation given by ASIFA: “The art of animation involves the creation of animated images using various techniques other than live action”;
  • works concluded (final version);
  • works not sent for selection in previous editions of the Festival;
  • works that combine live action with animation as long as animation represents 70% of the film.

Awards and Prizes:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

SHORT FILMS

  • Grand Prize CINANIMA 2022 – Short Films | Espinho City Award
    Award for the Best Short Film in Competition – CINANIMA 2022;
  • Jury’s Special Award
    To be granted according to the Jury’s own criteria;
  • Alves Costa Award
    Award for the Best Short Film up to 8 minutes;
  • Award for the Best Short Film over 8 to 24 minutes;
  • Award for the Best Short Film over 24 to 50 minutes;
  • Award for the Best Commissioned Film;
  • Award for the Best Animated Documentary.

FEATURE FILMS

Grand Prize CINANIMA 2022 – Feature Film
Award for the Best Feature Film in Competition – CINANIMA 2022;

STUDENT FILMS

Gaston Roch Award
Award for the Best Student Film, under 50 minutes, directed by students or graduates, produced at Art Schools, Film Schools or Film Training Schools.

1. All the Juries can attribute, or not, the award in any of the categories. Subsequently, the Jury will provide a statement justifying their decision;

2. The Jury, according to their own criteria, may also attribute:

a) A SPECIAL MENTION in each of the categories in Competition;

b) A COMMENDATION in the International Competition Short Films for:

i. Art Direction – Award for the film that stands out for the quality and impact of its visual aesthetics;

ii. Screenwriting – Award for the film that stands out for the remarkable quality of its script and story, both in terms of thematic approach and in the development of the narrative and storytelling;

iii. Sound Design – Award for the film that stands out for the technical and artistic quality of its sound design.

AUDIENCE AWARD
Attributed by the Audience of the Festival, through a vote, awarding their favourite film from those screened in the International Competition.

NATIONAL COMPETITION

  • ANTÓNIO GAIO Award
    Best Film in the National Competition;
  • YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR Award for Films directed by children and youngsters
    Best film directed by Children and Youngsters (until the age of 18) within the scope of educational activities or workshops;
  • YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR Award for Young Directors
    Best first film of young Portuguese directors (aged between 18 and 30).

CATEGORIES IN THE COMPETITION:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Applicants can choose only one category of the International Competition.

Categories:

1. Short Films:
a) Films up to 8 minutes;
b) Films over 8 to 24 minutes;
c) Films over 24 to 50 minutes;
d) Commissioned films;
e) Animated documentary.

2. Feature Films – films over 50 minutes.

3. Student Films – Films under 50 minutes, directed by students or graduates, produced at Art Schools, Film Schools or Film Training Schools.

NATIONAL COMPETITION

1. A film is considered to be Portuguese when it has been directed by a Portuguese citizen or whose production is entirely Portuguese.

2. Portuguese films can enter only one of the National Competition categories:

a) ANTÓNIO GAIO Award – Best film in the National Competition;
§ The Portuguese films submitted to this National Category may also be submitted to the International Competition.

b) YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR Award:

i. Films directed by Children and Youngsters (until the age of 18) within the scope of educational activities or workshops.
§ The submission of a film in this category blocks the submission of the same film to the International Competition.

ii. First film directed by a Young Portuguese Director (aged between 18 and 30).
§ The Portuguese films submitted to this National Category may also be submitted to the International Competition.

NON COMPETITIVE PROGRAMME – GRAND PANORAMA

Among the films submitted to the Festival and not selected for the Competition, both the Artistic and Programming Committee and the Festival’s Educational Service will organise programmes with the designation Grand Panorama.

ARCHIVE

2020 Festival Coverage

2019 Festival Coverage

Of the 1400 submissions from 72 countries, the Festival's programming team selected 26 hours of films, which were screened by the Selection Jury, constituted by Margarida Madeira, Mário Gajo de Carvalho and Regina Machado.

This year there are three Portuguese films in the International Competition running alongside with the biggest names in the world of animation for the Award CINANIMA 2019. “Uncle Tomás, accounting for the days”, by Regina Pessoa; “Purpleboy”, by Alexandre Siqueira and“ A Mind Sang”, by Vier Nev, suming up 45 films in the International Competition for Short Films.

Four feature films from the 23 submitted were selected for international competition: “Away”, by Gints Zilbalodis (Latvia); “The Tower” by Mats Grorud (Norway); Otto Guerra's “Pirate City” (Brazil) and “Titus and the Birds”, by Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar and André Catoto (Brazil).

Concerning the National Competition, the Festival will have in 2019, 10 works competing for the António Gaio Award and 16 competing for the Young Portuguese Director Award.

2018 Cinanima Festival Coverage (12-18 Nov 2018):

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 07 November 2022 to 13 November 2022

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