ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter and animator Vrej Kassouny in 2008.
Armenia’s history in animation had begun 70 years prior, with the release of the first Armenian film, Lev Atamanov’s (né Levon Atamanyan) The Dog and the Cat in 1938.
In striving to honor the craft in both spirit and in name, the Festival has since reintroduced the art of animated filmmaking to Armenian audiences.
ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan announces the start of receiving submissions for the 9th festival edition
COMPETITION CATEGORIES: The Festival Competition program is consisted of the following titles:
1. Animated Feature Films competition.
2. Animated Short Films competition (up to 30 min. long).
3. Animated Graduation Films competition.
4. Animated Commissioned TV & Educational films competition.
5. Animated Musical Clips competition.
COMPETITION JURIES: The Festival will have three juries for each category (one international jury, two locals) All members of the international juries will be closely connected with the art of animation. Productions produced or directed by members of the juries are not eligible for entry in the categories of the Official Competition. The decisions of the juries are final.
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Feature Film
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Short Film
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Commissioned TV & Educational Film
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Musical Clip
Grand Prix award for Best Graduation Film
Special Prize award named after Lev Atamanov for Best Animated Armenian film
Special Prize award named after Valentine Podpomogov for Best Concept of Animated Feature Film
Special Prize award named after Robert Sahakyants for Lifetime achievement
QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRIES: Only works completed after January 1, 2016 and never previously entered at ReANIMANIA International Animation film & Comics Art Festival will be accepted.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Works submitted for selection can be presented as a URL link to a streaming video source. DVDs are no longer accepted.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: The official languages of the Festival are English and Armenian. All the projects are preferred to be in original audio track (with English subtitles for foreign dialogue track projects) when submitting your work with an English dialogue track or with English subtitles otherwise, please submit an English dialogue script.
REGISTRATION AND DATES: The entry form must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on August 15, 2017 for all the categories, except the feature films category entries, must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on August 31, 2017.
The Festival official online submission platform is: http://www.reanimania.com/submit-a-film/
You can also find ReANIMANIA on the following platforms: FilmFreeway.
NOTE: There is no need for submitting on multiple platforms. (One submission entry is enough).
No submission fees will be charged for submitting your films to the competition program.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF FILMS FOR SELECTION: Copies of works submitted for selection must reach the festival office on or before August 15, 2017. Works arriving after this date will not be accepted (except feature films). Blank entries or incomplete URL links will not be considered.
SELECTION: Each entry is considered for the Official Competition and the out-of-competition Showcase screenings. The Festival Selection committee will choose the films to be screened in competition and showcase. Works will be judged within their category for conceptual, technical and aesthetic innovation and excellence.
The Festival Selection committee reserves the right to change a film's category if the film is more suited for another category.
All submitted information and visual content will be retained by ReANIMANIA for archive, and for reference in programming with partner festivals.
All participants will be notified by e-mail of the pre-selection result within one week after finishing the selection. ReANIMANIA is pleased to welcome every filmmaker whose work has been selected for ReANIMANIA 9th edition at the festival and organizes if possible free board and lodging. In No case the Festival will cover travel expenses.
If your Work Is Selected for the Competition
Directors or Producers must provide high-definition digital video files (H264 or ProRes .mov files only). Directors or Producers of films selected for Official Competition have the option of sending a DCP copy as long as an H264 or ProRes .mov file is also provided.
The Festival does not accept any other format as a screening copy. If the Festival Office does not receive the required film or video screening copy in the proper format on or before September 15, 2017, the selected work will be withdrawn from the competition or showcase program.
All shipping costs to the Festival as well as any extra charges shall be covered by the sender. The cost of return-shipment will be covered by the Festival. We cannot accept customs fees. Do not list a value higher than $5.00 USD and please mention “For Cultural Purposes Only” on your package. The shipping address for screening copies is the following:
ReANIMANIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL OF YEREVAN
Argishti 7/4, Yerevan, 0015 Armenia