2020 Dates TBC, Call for Entries to Follow
About the festival:
Prime the Animation! is a not- for-profit cultural event organised by the research group Animación: Arte e Industria of the Universitat Politèncica de València, supported by other public Valencian institutions. The festival presents its second animation short film contest for students or recent graduates, without any distinction of country of origin.
2019 Call for entries (ARCHIVE):
As an international festival for new talent, Prime the Animation receives short films from around the world, both from animation students who have made their films in its curriculum and directors with a first professional film.
Every technique of animation is accepted (3D Digital, 2D, stop-motion...). The film should include animation in at least 50% of the footage. A single category is established. All submitted films for the competition must be produced after January 1, 2017. The allowed length, intro and credits included, is 30 minutes. Entries for short films should be made through Festhome platform or Filmfreeway platform, where participants will upload their film in original version with subtitles in Spanish or English (provided the language of the short film is not Spanish).
The deadline for submitting short films will be July 20. The participants are eligible for three different awards, Jury Prize, Audience Award and Miquel Guillem Award for best experimental animation, plus any special mentions.
2018 festival news (archive):