VOID is an animation festival based in the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen, Denmark. During ten days at the end of January, VOID screens animation for adults and young adults - not for children.
VOID is part of a growing community of animation lovers, producers, and professionals, and we screen not only the best in animation that we can find worldwide but also that which dares to be different. We aim to push it, crush it and inspire the next generation of animated filmmakers to be not only tech-savvy and into their craft, but also daring, exploring and personal.
The name VOID refers to the blank canvas, the empty space, from which directors, animators, and artists create entire worlds of pure imagination. The name also refers to the gap in the programming of Danish cinemas. Aside from big-budget hits, animated films very rarely get a shot at the big screen. VOID works with the best cinemas, venues, and locations in Copenhagen to create all types of animated experiences.
The festival's primary film screening venue will once again be the Cinematheque at The Danish Film Institute in downtown Copenhagen.
Awards & Prizes
- VOID accepts all forms of animation - including works of fiction, music videos, commissioned and documentary works - but the festival does not accept films made for children. Projects that feature both animation and live action or other elements are eligible for consideration, as long as the animation carries a substantial weight in either story or style.
- The festival organizers reserve the right to dismiss any film that is deemed as being aimed primarily at a young audience or as not falling under the umbrella of animation. This decision is final and at the discretion of the festival.
- Films/projects must have been completed after January 1st 2018.
- Films must be Copenhagen premieres. Danish premieres preferred.
The fifth edition of VOID is taking place on Jan 30 - Feb 8, 2020, and will feature screenings, international guests, seminars, events, awards, and parties.