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Animayo Festival

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
03 May 2021 - 08 May 2021
City
Gran Canaria, Spain
Email
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Edition
16
Submission deadline
2021-02-01
Submission/Registration Fee
No

2021 Call for Entries

The call for entries is already open for the International Film Contests Animayo 2021, Qualifying festival for the OSCAR® in the animated short film category. Animayo winners will be eligible for consideration in the “Animated Short Film” of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Exclusive for applying to works of 2D animation, 3D animation, visual effects, experimental, advertising, animated spots, music videos and video games cinematics.

Categories

The InternaTonal Jury will award three main prize categories:
- ‘Grand Prize of the Jury' (winner of the FesTval)
- ‘Animación con Ñ' (best Spanish animaTon)
- ‘Audience Award’
- ‘Children Audience Award. Mi Primer FesTval’
In addiTon, there will be a prize given by Damián Perea, director and producer of the Animayo FesTval, called
'Director's Award'.
Other categories of awards that will be granted by the InternaTonal Jury, and that may be modified, replaced,
increased, or reduced, will be:
- Best short of social interest
- Best 2D short
- Best 3D short
- Best Short of Visual Effects
- Best Short of Humor for all audiences
- Best Short of Humor only for adults
- Best Short from Students
- Best AdverTsing
- Best Musical Video Clip
- Best Videogames CinemaTc
- Special MenTons of the Jury
- Best Virtual Reality/360º

The promoter reserves the right to grant prizes as Special Mentions.

Eligibility criteria:

  • All works must include credit titles.
  • All techniques are accepted: 2D animaTon, 3D animaTon, visual effects, experimental, stop moTon, etc. Types: Advertising pieces, animation spots, music videos (as long as they include animation or visual effects), virtual and/or augmented reality and video game cinemaTc are accepted.
  • All the short films and pieces that have not been presented in previous editions of Animayo and whose productions are from the year 2017 onwards will be admised to the contest.
  • It is not necessary to be be unpublished works, but those works that have not been premiered in other FesTvals before will be positively valued.
  • Maximum duration of the work 30 minutes.
  • Economic prize to the winner: 3,000 euros. 

The contest will run from June 2, 2020, until 23:59 hours on February 1, 2021, both included.

Submissions can be made via the official website, after reading the relevant guidelines.

2020 Festival Coverage

Coronavirus crisis response:

Festival Statement: Animayo Gran Canaria 2020, will become  the First Festival of animation, visual effects and video games in the world made on a 100% virtual platform.

In response to the situation caused by the new Covid-19 coronavirus, and in an exercise of responsibility to avoid possible contagions beyond the fact that the Alarm State was no longer in force on the dates of its celebration, the organization will advance the launch of the virtual Animayo in its fifteenth edition. A worldwide unprecedented model in which Animayo has been working in recent years and which will place the island of Gran Canaria and its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, at the epicenter of the audiovisual industry, more than ever, worldwide.

The cultural offer has been forced to reinvent itself and Animayo is not far behind, developing this novel festival model quite quickly. The Animayo Gran Canaria 2020 program will take place in different periods of time, from May to November, and will unfold on four stages: virtual, streaming, online and in person.

 

2020  Call for Entries (Archive)

The call for entries is already open for the International Film Contests Animayo 2020, Qualifying festival for the OSCAR® in the animated short film category. Animayo winners will be eligible for consideration in the “Animated Short Film” of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Exclusive for applying to works of 2D animation, 3D animation, visual effects, experimental, advertising, animated spots, music videos and video games cinematics.

The International Jury will award three main prize categories:
- ‘Grand Prize of the Jury' (winner of the festival)
- ‘Animación con Ñ' (best Spanish animation)
- ‘Audience Award’
- ‘Children Audience Award. Mi Primer Festival’
In addition, there will be a prize given by Damián Perea, director and producer of the Animayo Festival, called
'Director's Award'.

For any questions or additional information, please feel free to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Festival Description:

Animayo is an inspirational event that was born in 2006, directed by the Spanish director and producer Damián Perea, who was one of the first ambassadors of Spain of the European Animation Émile Awards and member of the European Academy of Cinematography (EAA).

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 03 May 2021 to 08 May 2021
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