[Aniwow!2022]第十七届中国(北京)国际大学生动画节 (17)

[Aniwow!2022] 17th China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival



08 Aug 2022
Call for entries

31 Oct 2022
Festival closed

24 Nov 2022
Notification date

29 Nov 2022
02 Dec 2022


北京市朝阳区定福庄东街1号,  100000, 北京, 北京, China

Festival description
Short film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 29 November 2022      Festival end: 02 December 2022

The "Aniwow" is the core activity of China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival, which aims to encourage young animators to adhere to their artistic ideals, discover and cultivate new animators, cartoonists and new media artists with creative passion, original spirit and good artistic cultivation. The festival builds a bridge for students from different countries who love animation to exchange ideas, discuss academics and pass on friendship on a larger scale and at a higher level, and creates a new platform for international animation academic exchange with multiple interactions.

A. Animation
1 White Poplar Best Chinese Short Animation (2,500 RMB reward)
1 White Poplar Best International Short Animation (2,500 RMB reward)
1 Best Directing in Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Best Story in Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Best Visual Design in Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Best Character Performance in Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Best Sound and Music in Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Papergames – Starheaven Best Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Papergames – Starheaven Best Visual Presentation in Short Animation (1,000 RMB reward)

B. Comic Art & Illustration Book
1 Best Sequential Comic Art (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Best Illustrated Book (1,000 RMB reward)

C.Digital Media Art
1 Best Game Production (1,000 RMB reward)
1 Best Interactive Work (1,000 RMB reward)

The competition unit sets up three categories: Animation, Comic Art & Illustration Book, and Digital Media Art. The jury is composed of experts and scholars with high reputation in the field of animation, comics and digital art, and senior figures in the industry. The judging process will adhere to the principles of fairness and impartiality.

Selection process for [Aniwow!2022] awards is divided into Pre-Selection and Final Selection. Works will be chosen to be presented in the official selection in the Pre-Selection. Award winners and nominees will be decided in the Final Selection. The Jury is made up by renowned animation and digital art professionals, scholars, senior managers in related institutions. During the judging process, we will strictly follow the principle of equity. This year's animation festival collaborates with Papergames to offer the "Papergames - Starheaven Award", which will be judged individually by professional instructors and animation industry professionals invited by Papergames.


1. Submitted works must be finished from Jan. 1st 2021, to Oct. 22nd 2022, including works made by students at universities and colleges (graduation work is applicable), and works made by universities / colleges cooperated with companies (universities / colleges in priority).

2. Works previously entered for selection at China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival cannot be taken into consideration.

3. Works can be registered either by individual or by team. One entrant can only send 3 works maximum. There is no limit to the number of entries from collective organisations. Please indicate whether your works have already been screened publicly before.

4. Each work should be finished by the author with full copyright. The author/artist will be responsible for all legal issues. Co-produced works could be submitted with the permission of all the other team members.

5. All contents of the works must not be against the law in China. And it is strongly prohibited that your works copy or imitate others. If you use other people’s work, please indicate the copyright, otherwise the festival has the right to cancel your qualification in the competition. Besides, if there is any negative influence on the competition, the festival will declare the legal responsibility of the related.

6. Whether participating in this festival as an individual, team or collective unit, the participant agrees to license the work to the Organising Committee for 17th China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival for offline screening, exhibition, online streaming platform, short video platform and virtual reality platform for public screening. The above authorization period is from Oct. 1st 2022 to Dec. 31st 2022.

Format Requirements

1. Animation works are recommended in formats of MOV or MP4. ProRes 422 or h.264 encoding is required. The video bit rate shall be no less than 6Mbps, the resolution no less than 1920x1080 pixel, and the audio bit rate no less than 128Kbps. High quality compressed or uncompressed works are preferred.

2. Comic works should be compressed in format of TIFF or JPEG only, and also submit a typeset file in PDF format. The size should be no less than A4, and resolution should be no less than 300dpi.

3. Digital Media Art works could be such multimedia files as interactive HTML pages, APK mobile APPs and executable files on Windows or iOS operating system (Simulator installation packages and accessory installation tools should also be submitted). In addition, a 3-minutes video shoot of the work (recommended in formats of MPEG and AVI), a documentation including name and type of the work, 3-5 screenshots, engine, instructions, description of the idea should be included.

4. All entries must submit one poster of the work and three or more digital files of stills of the work in TIFF or JPEG format.

Registration and Receipts

In order to guarantee all the works could be safely received, carefully kept, strictly categorised, deliberately judged and accurately awarded, we will watch the whole procedure of the submission. All the entrants should read the instructions carefully, and submit the works correctly to avoid any mistake that would affect the selection.

(1)No registration fee.
(2)Entries in the animation category will also participate in the " Papergames - Starheaven Award ".
(3)Entries should be submitted via encrypted links on Dropbox, Vimeo, etc. and sent with the application form to e-mail address: aniwowcuc@163.com. Please ensure that the download link to the website is valid before Nov. 22nd 2022.
(4)Entries can also be submitted via film festival submission platforms such as Festhome and Endearu.(Please click for the submission pages.)
(5)We will appreciate if universities and colleges could collect their students’ works and submit them together. Each work submitted should have a digital application form with detailed contact information.
(6)The deadline for entries is Oct. 22nd 2022. All entries shall be submitted by the deadline.
(7)Please make sure that the application information is correct. The organizing committee will send prize-winners the certificate, challenge cup and reward.
(8)See more information about registration and submission on the official website: http://aniwowfest.com/ .



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