International Student Animation Film Festival Animafantasia 2023 ()


15 Jun 2023
Call for entries

30 Sep 2023
Festival closed

04 Oct 2023
Notification date

16 Oct 2023
28 Oct 2023


189, Sarariei Street,  700451, Iassy, Iassy, Romania

Festival description
Student Animation Films
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 16 October 2023      Festival end: 28 October 2023

International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia invites the international community to join us to delight in all things animated. After months of preparation and anticipation, we are excited to release the new visual identity from our collaborative efforts for International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival.

International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia is run by Modesta Lupașcu, CEO and Festival Director.

ISAFFA is well known as a progressive and inclusive festival that celebrates a wide variety of animation, standing in close contact with the audience and connecting the animation sector.

Animation is everywhere, from the smallest smartphone screen to the largest cinematic projection. ISAFFA unites artists, practitioners, students and enthusiasts and all those in between to savour the many and varied achievements of the animated form.

International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia, dating back to 2011, is the oldest and largest of its kind in the North-Eastern European region. The festival now takes place in October in the town of Iassy, Romania. We want to build an animated world in a few days.
The festival is a professional arena for the animation industry, as well as an important event for students and educational institutions within animation, graphic design and digital media production. Each edition, top animation industry professionals hold seminars and lectures, and the festival has previously hosted guests from the national creative area.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet fresh animation talent from art schools in Iassy, Romania. Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with up-and-coming talents, find out new associates and partners... in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival.

If you’re an animation insider or just want to see something unique, you don’t have to be an animation fan to join us for animated short competitions, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, seminars and screen talks from the industry’s finest over few packed days– this year, both physical and online activities only.

One of the cornerstones of the festival is the international student animated short film competition. Prizes will be awarded for the two categories - International Animated Film and Romanian Animated Film:

- First Prize
- Second Prize
- Third Prize
- Nominations (the funniest film, the most challenging film, the most intelligent film, etc.)
- Special Prize of the Audience.

The jury process will take place between the 1st of October and the 3rd of october, and artists will be informed of their entry status no later than 3rd october, 2023.

Acceptance of the Regulations

• The board of ISAFFA will decide on any cases of doubt which have not been mentioned in these regulations.

• By submitting the Film Entry Form for ISAFFA the entrants accept the terms of regulations as stated above.

• By submitting the Film Entry Form for ISAFFA the entrants accept that the information given in the entry form will be saved in the festival’s database and published in the festival’s marketing material. The information can also be shared and used by third-hand partners and co-workers of the festival.
Selection and screening:

• The pre-selection results will be announced on 3rd October 2023.

• All films selected for the competition will be screened at ISAFFA 2023, between 16th through 28th October. The Festival administration could also select films for other programmes for the festival.

Film eligibility:

Each competing author/team of authors may register a maximum of 3 movies.

If more than one person authored the film, you confirm, by submitting the film, that you have the necessary consent from its co-authors to submit the film.

Meets eligibility any animated short film, created by students, graduates, PhD students from any university of arts in Romania / all over the world countries.

Length - Films should be up to 15 minutes.

Animation method: All animation methods are
eligible: hand-drawn, 2D/3D computer animation, stop-motion, rotoscope, motion capture, compositing with live-action (live-action films must have a strong animation component).

All genres of animation are eligible: narrative, abstract, music video, advertisement, documentary, motion comics, non-play video game sequences, etc.



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