5th International Motion Festival (0)


03 Apr 2018
Call for entries

14 Sep 2018
Festival closed

10 Nov 2018
Notification date

06 May 2019
09 May 2019


6, Diogenis Str., Engomi,,  2236, Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 06 May 2019      Festival end: 09 May 2019

The IMF, now is through its 5th edition, has been established as a platform for showcasing innovative motion art videos, spanning from motion graphics, to 2D and 3D animation, video art, and shorts in the wider Mediterranean region.

The 5th International Motion Festival (IMF) will take place on 6 - 9 May 2019!

It is organized by the Department of Arts of the European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The IMF aims to open a forum for the presentation of the most contemporary and most creative work in the world of motion and thus to be established as the Pioneering Festival that promotes innovative and cutting-edge work.

Prizes will be awarded to the best entry in each of the 4 competition categories:

Go with the Flow, (Motion Graphics, Music Videos, Commercials, Opening Titles, 3D Mapping, virtual museums and archives, Computer Generated Imagery, Broadcast Design)

Animatropics & Animesh, (2D & 3D Animation, manual or computer aided, ranging from hand drawn, sand and glass animation, digital, retro, etc)

Short & Sweet, (New and awarded short films, ranging from drama, comedy, social commentary and experimental film)

The Single Channel Show (Video Art presented with single channel works. Experiments pushing the limits of the moving image)


Submission of works Deadline – Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Announcement of Selected Works / Films – Tuesday, 23 October 2018
IMF 2019 Festival Dates – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6 – 9 May 2019 (inclusive)


Prizes will be awarded to the best entry in each of the 4 competition categories:
Go with the Flow
Animatropics & Animesh
Short & Sweet
The Single Challenge Show


There is an indicative administrative fee of €15 per work submitted.
Students pay €10 per work submitted.
Special fees apply to companies and academic institutions.
Please contact us at info@motionfestivalcyprus.com for more information.


Payment can be made via JCC Smart. If you do not have a JCC Smart account signing up is easy and you can do so here.
For a Submission to be valid, payment must be received and confirmed through JCC Smart.
Make sure to include the Reference number of your payment in the appropriate field of the Submission form.


Pay the appropriate administrative fee (more details on point 4)
Fill in the submission form on the Call for Entries page
Send your work in an acceptable format (see point 6) via a file sharing website (such as wetransfer.com) to submissions@motionfestivalcyprus.com


To be considered for competition/ selection, your entry must arrive in a format that can be viewed by the pre-selectors and the jury members. Please provide a video file that has been tested.
Video Format – Most major codecs are accepted, but H.264 video with AAC audio is recommended for best streaming results
HD Resolution: 1280×720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920×1080 (1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio)
.mov or .avi
There are no limits to how many works can be entered but each work needs:
a completed separate entry form
the appropriate administration fee paid as explained at point 4

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Video capture of video games or T.V. Adverts cannot be submitted.

The IMF Committee is not obligated to screen all the videos submitted.

The IMF Cyprus accepts no responsibility in case of damage during the transportation and / or installation of the works.

To be eligible for participation, the work must have been produced AFTER January 2017.

The artists, whose work will be selected, will be notified via e-mail by the production team of IMF Cyprus.

The IMF production team can cancel the IMF 2019 Festival at any time, provided that the circumstances render its realization unfeasible.

The IMF 2019 Festival will be documented / filmed. Parts or all of it (the festival) may be shown / screened / presented at other international festivals. Public and artists whose work is included in the IMF 2019 agree to this unconditionally.

With the submission of an entry form, participants unconditionally accept these terms and agree to the use of excerpts (up to 60 secs) by the organisers for publicity and archive purposes.

When you submit your work to IMF 2019, it is automatically considered part of the IMF 2019 Festival and may be included if and when the IMF 2019 is presented or participates in other international festivals.

The IMF endeavours to compile a database with contact information of all IMF participants, past and present (and updated with every IMF edition) to be offered complimentary to all IMF participants with the simple use of a password to be provided at a later time.



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