VOID International Animation Film Festival ()


03 Jun 2020
Call for entries

07 Aug 2020
Festival closed

02 Feb 2021
Notification date

25 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021


Gammel Kongevej 11-13,  1610, Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Festival description
Short film festival 44'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  44'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 February 2021      Festival end: 06 March 2021

VOID IAFF is Denmark´s most audacious animation film festival which takes place annually in the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen.

The purpose of VOID IAFF is to celebrate animation in all its forms by creating and promoting a space where storytellers connect with a broader audience.

Every year in February, VOID IAFF arranges feature film screenings and retrospectives, curates short film programs, invites international guest speakers for talks and seminars… and hosts three competitions!

The name “VOID” recalls the blank canvas, the empty space, from which directors, animators, and artists create entire worlds of pure imagination.
The name also refers to a gap in the programming of Danish cinemas. Aside from big-budget, commercial hits, animated films very rarely get a shot at the big screen, and not for lack of quality. VOID IAFF was established to change that. Starting from screening for adults only, VOID IAFF has now broadened its scope so to create a future that cherishes animation as the powerful storytelling tool it is in telling stories that are diverse, experimental, compelling, and that matter.

VOID IAFF is part of a growing community of animation lovers, producers, and professionals worldwide. Take part in VOID IAFF and dive into international top-class animation which also 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.

For each edition we curate experiences which features animation outside the screening rooms, so if you want us to take your virtual reality, visuals, computer game or installation into consideration, we are open. If you have troubles submitting, please email us at info@voidfilmfestival.com.

Shake the conscience, awake the soul, spark reflection, tickle curiosity, interrogate the status quo, trigger conversations.

Welcome to VOID IAFF!

Audience Award
Graduation Film Award
Lejf Marcussen Award --> 1000 Euros

Submission Eligibility
- VOID IAFF accepts all forms of animation - including works of fiction, music videos, commissioned and documentary works with a special eye to animation of young adults/adults. 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 fall outside the umbrella of animation. This decision is final and at the discretion of the festival.

- The same short can be submitted to more than one category. The categories are:
*Animated Short Film
*Graduation Film
*Commissioned Film
*Music Video
*Fresh Content/Alternative Platform

- Student films/project which are NOT graduation films can submit to the Animated Short Film category.

- Films/projects must have been completed after January 1st 2019.

- Films/projects must be available for screening in a cinema quality copy no later than October 1st 2020.

Rights Clearance
- Submission of a film implies that the submitter is the holder of the screening rights for the film (also online), and that no rights for all or parts of the film are in dispute.

- Submission also implies that the submitter will be willing to screen the film a maximum of three times during the festival and online.

Submission Format
- In case the film is selected, VOID IAFF will ask you to provide it in DCP format jointly with a back-up copy in MP4 or ProRes.

- Film must be submitted in English and/or with English subtitles already burned in.

Submission Fee
- Early entry is encouraged to avoid paying late submission fees. Any submission fees are non-refundable.

Premiere Status
- Films must be Copenhagen premieres. Danish premieres are preferred.
Please highlight if the film is a Danish premiere in the submission form and email us at info@voidfilmfestival.com.



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