Prime the Animation Festival 2024

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Valencia, Spain
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About the festival:

Prime the Animation! is an international animation festival of emerging students and professionals which generates a space for encounter and interchange, aiming at sharing their most recent works and new projects, along with activities, talks and exhibitions. A novel aspect of the festival is that the ones in charge of its direction and organization are enthusiastic students, professors and professionals about animation. Moreover, in order to celebrate the International Animation Day, the entrance to screenings, exhibitions and talks will be free of charge.

Since its beginnings in 2013, shortfilms elaborated by students from all over the world have participated: Spain, Denmark, Chile, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Germany, Mexico, Estonia and Canada; and, furthermore, valuable professionals as renowned as Joanna Quinn, Osbert Parker, Pablo Llorens, PriitPärn, Alberto Vazquez or Silly Walks Studio among others have taken part in this festival, enabling students to revise their projects and portfolios together with these great animation professionals.

The festival, organized by the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Vice-Rectorate for Art, Science, Technology, and Society UPV, in collaboration with the Cañada Blanch Foundation and the Valencian Film Library IVC, is consecrated this year in its 12th edition, which will take place from October 22 to 26, 2024, coinciding with the International Animation Day.

2024 Call for Entries 

Submitted films for the competition must be produced after January 1, 2023. - The allowed length, intro and credits included, is 20 minutes.
- The theme is free, and registration is open to all animation short films from any country in the world.
- All animation techniques are accepted (3D, 2D, stop motion, mixed media), that is, any type of short film created frame-by-frame.
- The animation short films, frame-by-frame, should include animation in at least 70% of the footage.
- Films or posters created using artificial intelligence will not be admitted.

Participants in each category can be:

-Student animated short films: Students (+18) or Educational Centers that have made their films within their study programs for Degrees, Master's Degrees, Training Cycles or Specialized Schools.
-New Animation Directors: First Films by directors have made their first animated short film as professionals, outside of the educational programmes.


●Award Best International Short Film: Trophy and 1.000€ (Fundación Cañada Blanch).
●Award Miquel Guillem Best Experimental Animation: Trophy and license of Dragonframe software.
●Audience Award: Trophy and Wacom product.
●Award Best Spanish Short Film.
●Award for Best Film Poster

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Event Dates

  • From 22/10/2024 to 26/10/2024

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