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BANG AWARDS - International Animated Film Festival 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
02 October 2020 - 04 October 2020
Torres Vedras, Portugal
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Festival Description

The festival is aimed at the latest technologies and towards a public immersed in the digital arts, multimedia, illustration and film animation. Making best use of its online platform, BANG can reach all users and be watched on any screen anywhere in the world.

 The number of participants for our previous editions (more than 300 films) from all corners of the globe and during the 2 days of the festival, exceeded all our expectations and set new challenges for this 5rd edition.

From the first, our main objective has been clear: to create a privileged access to inter-film dialogue, as well as between creators and the public. What we have received in return is too precious to be quantified: hundreds of films that have touched us in so many ways. We are delighted with our journey so far and this has energised us to continue this surprising voyage through a world of creativity. Thank you all! 

The 5th edition of the BANG AWARDS – International Animated Film Festival, has "Changes" as it's inspirational theme. The creators of films that explore this subject will be highly regarded by the panel of judges and the organisers. This is not an obligatory theme, however, it is simply the underlying inspiration for Bang Awards Festival.

2020 Call for entries

Entries may be submitted in one of two categories: ONLINE or OFFLINE.  Participants should send original work, authored by them, created since 2018.This includes entries in the Open category.There are no restrictions as to the length of the animation videos.
Entries submitted and accepted in the OFFLINE category will only be exhibited at the Festival and will neither be shown nor exhibited on the website. Entries made in the OFFLINE category will not be eligible for the Online Prize.
Entries submitted and accepted in the ONLINE category will be exhibited at the Festival and on the website. All entries, regardless of their category, will be in competition with each other.

The current edition of the Bang Awards Festival has chosen "Changes” as its inspirational theme. Use of or reference to the Festival theme is not obligatory, but rather meant to serve as inspiration to prospective entrants. It does not limit or interfere with the Participants' entry or competition submission of films that do not relate to this theme.

Participants may enter as individuals or as part of a group.


Bang Awards Grand Prize: 3.000,00 €
Best Online Film: 1.000,00 €
Online Film Prize - Public Vote: 500 €
Best University Film
Best Screenplay
Best Original Soundtrack

The awards ceremony will be held on October 3th, 2020, in Torres Vedras - Portugal. Thefestival will have a program full of workshops, talks, outdoor Cinema , art installations and other activities related to cinema.



Event Dates

  • From 02 October 2020 to 04 October 2020
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