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The 3th edition of the International Conference on Illustration and Animation in Braga, Portugal is now open for paper submissions, and an extended deadline.

confia2015Organized by the Department of Design at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, CONFIA, which combines drawing, illustration, animation and art theory in one unique eventt,  endeavors to be a pivotal contribution to the contemporary discussion of the areas referred above, which combine long traditions with pioneering roles in technological innovation.

The organizers intend to broadly explore the multidisciplinary space that includes illustration and the animated image, from the construction of the narrative to character development, from art theory to critical reflection on the objects that populate the market and the industry.

The conference seeks quality original submissions from artists, the industry, the academic community and the market.

This year's edition will be held in Braga (Portugal), on April 10,11 and 12.
All accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN). Only original contributions will be accepted.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Drawing / Illustration
 Graphic illustration
Information graphics
Editorial illustration

Illustration for children
Character design
Comics and graphic novels

2. Animation
 2D animation / 3D animation
Animation for video games

Character animation

Animation for virtual or augmented reality
Animation in interactive media
Motion graphics
Sound and animation


3. Art theory applied to illustration and animation
Linear storytelling
Creative writing
Visual culture

Interactive storytelling

Narrative and non-narrative animation

Illustration and animation pedagogy
Authorship in animation or illustration

Submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Important Dates:
Deadline for paper submission: December 31, January 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 15, 2015
Revised (final) version: February 28, 2015

For more detailed information, please visit the official webpage and the Facebook page.



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