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:
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.