ANIMAKOM (hereinafter: the Festival) is specialised International competition of animated films, taking place in Bilbao from the 28th of June to the 4th of July, 2021.
Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action. Over 50% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation.
Films should be completed after 1 January 2020.
The Festival will only accept SHORT FILMS (maximum running time 20 minutes) which can be submitted to the following competition categories:
On an exceptional basis, the Festival may also select episodes from series provided that they comprise self-contained narratives.
* The Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies for the chosen competition category.
Films will be selected by the Artistic Director in collaboration with selected professionals. Their duty will be to preview each work entered on time and decide upon final film selection.
The list of films selected for the competition programs will be announced on the Festival’s official website: animakom.com
The Festival shall have the right to screen each of the films selected at least three times.
The Festival cannot guarantee to reimburse the travel or accommodation expenses of the directors of selected films selected. However, if they decide to attend the Festival, the directors will be contacted in order to facilitate their stay in every way possible.
The copies used for screening will be the screeners in HD codec .H264 used during the submission process.
The Festival reserves the right to refuse a screening copy of dubious technical condition that may cause problems during the screening.
An international jury proposed by the artistic director of ANIMAKOM will be appointed to judge two of the competitions (INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION and STUDENTS COMPETITION).
The jury shall undertake to award at least one prize in all categories. At its own discretion it may give more than one special mention in any of the categories.
The prizes initially established for the two competitions will be as follows:
Before the date of the festival, the Festival shall make known whether any of the prizes includes a monetary payment.
The Festival may permit other Basque, Spanish or international organizations or institutions to present their own awards.
For this edition, the following independent prizes have already been confirmed:
* The awarding of these prizes is compatible with any of those awarded by the international jury.
At the same time of the physical edition of the festival, there will have an online edition.
The films will be hosted in FestHome and broadcasted from our website (animakom.com) only at the same time of their physical screening.
All sessions will be password protected and geoblocked within Spain
Each applicant declares him/herself to be the author or Rights owner of the submitted film(s) and to own all images, texts, sound or music contained therein.
In the event of any legal claim for the use of these rights, the Festival shall be exempt from any liability; all liability shall lie solely and exclusively with the person or institution submitting the film.
The producers and directors of award-winning films should mention the name of the prize, the year and the name of the festival (ANIMAKOM FEST – Bilbao International Animation Community Festival) in all promotional materials for the film. A file containing publicity materials (Festival logo and award text) will be sent in digital form.
The Festival reserves the right to use the films for strictly non-commercial promotional or educational purposes.
In the event that an award-winning film is selected for a commercial screening, after the Festival, for the purpose of promoting award-winning films or the official program, the applicant will be contacted in order to obtain his/her authorisation.
The Festival has the right to use all materials related to the submission as well as an excerpt from the film of up to 10 per cent of the total length of the film, not exceeding 30 seconds, for promotional purposes.
The Festival reserves the right to amend this regulation if it deems fit.
Participation in the Festival, and its film submission process, implies acceptance, without reservation, of the terms of the present regulations.
The Regulations are written in Basque, English and Spanish languages. In the event of any ambiguity, the Spanish version shall be binding.