[Aniwow!2023]第十八届中国(北京)国际大学生动画节 ()

[Aniwow!2023] 18th China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival


29 May 2023
Call for entries

26 Jun 2023
Festival closed

10 Jul 2023
Notification date

20 Jul 2023
24 Jul 2023


北京市朝阳区定福庄东街1号,  100000, 北京, 北京, China

Festival description
Short film festival
Script / Pitch projects

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Any language
Chinese English
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Festival start: 20 July 2023      Festival end: 24 July 2023

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 Animated Short Film
1 White Poplar Best International Animated Short Film
1 Best Directing in Animated Short Film
1 Best Story in Animated Short Film
1 Best Visual Design in Animated Short Film
1 Best Character Performance in Animated Short Film
 1 Best Sound and Music in Animated Short Film
1 Golden Petal(University Student)Best Animated Short Film Award
1 Golden Petal(University Student)Best Image Design Award
1 Golden Petal(University Student)Strongest Market Award

B. Comic Art & Illustration Book

1 Best Sequential Comic Art
1 Best Illustrated Book

C.Digital Media Art

1 Best Game Production
1 Best Interactive Work


1.Submitted works must be finished from Jan. 1st 2022, to Jun. 26th 2023, 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). Unfinished works made by students graduated in 2023 are also allowed to be submitted in the submission stage. If the work is shortlisted, then the finished work must be submitted, otherwise the finalists will be disqualified.

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 18th 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 Jun. 26th 2023 to Dec. 31st 2023.


Selection process for [Aniwow!2023] awards is divided into Pre-Selection and Final
Selection. Works will be chosen to be presented in the official selection in the PreSelection. 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.

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.

5.Working cut is accepted at the submission phase. Once selected, a complete screening version must be submitted within seven days after being notified of the selection.

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 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 Jul. 22nd 2023.
(3)Entries can also be submitted via film festival submission platforms such as Festhome and TouJiang(a WeChat Public Account). (Please click for the submission pages.)
(4)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.
(5)The deadline for entries is Jun. 26th 2023. All entries shall be submitted by the deadline.
(6)Please make sure that the application information is correct. The organizing committee will send prize-winners the certificate, challenge cup and reward.
(7)See more information about registration and submission on the official website:
http://aniwow.cuc.edu.cn/ .

Copyright Explanation

If not specially pointed out, in this info,
(1) The Organising Committee refers to Organising Committee for 18th China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival.
Post address: [Aniwow! 2023]
Communication University of China, School of Animation and Digital Arts,
No.1 Dingfuzhuang Dongjie, Chaoyang District, Beijing
People’s Republic of China, 100024
Tel: +86 10 65783476
E-mail: aniwowcuc@163.com

(2)The director refers to entrant who has already fulfilled the entry procedure.
The director should provide the factual information and identification. Although CISAF cannot check the information authenticity strictly, CISAF will block any entrants with false information during the festival.

(3)The work refers to the Animation or Comic work, academic thesis or the productions based on the selection that is made by the director following the stated way, no matter whether it will get a prize, the director will have the copyright according to the < Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China>.

(4)Publicity refers to publish the work in public according to the stated range. All the published work cannot be backspaced or deleted unless there is special situation.

(5)CISAF will reject the work below:
a.Against the State law.
b.Instigate the ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination, destroy the ethnic unify.
c.Insult or slander others, trespass others’ legal rights.
d.Other content which the law has banned

(6)For the sake of respecting the copyright, and protect the legal right of the director, all entrants should agree the declaration below:

I declare that I have the copyright of the work. I am responsible for any disputes arising from the copyright of the image, story and music. I consent that CISAF may broadcast, screen, exhibit and publish the work in relevant media according to the publicity and promotion needs of the competition, without payment of any remuneration. I have filled in the entry form correctly and I am responsible for the content of the entry.

(7)In principle, all the work would not be sent back, so the entrants should keep the original edition.

(8)About plagiarism:
a.Plagiarism is defined as knowingly presenting the work or property of another person as if it were one’s own.
b.CISAF doesn’t have sufficient ability to spy on plagiarism. However, if there is any plagiarised work being founded, CISAF has the obligation to cancel the qualification of the entrant. CISAF will not undertake any responsibility for plagiarism at other places, and all the legal responsibilities will be undertaken by the plagiarist him/herself.
c.CISAF has the obligation to provide the background information of any person who might have committed plagiarism when the judiciary or the copyright owner requires.
d.Entrant who submits the work to CISAF will all be regarded as he/she agrees all policies above. CISAF will not undertake the responsibility of breaching of faith or other legal responsibilities, including not undertaking the responsibility of compensating to the entrant who has been cancelled the qualification by
CISAF due to unacceptance of the charge of infringement.

CISAF has the explanation right for all the information above. If there is any conflict with the relevant laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, the laws and regulations shall prevail.



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