41st Annual

Atlanta Film Festival

March 24, 2017 to April 02, 2017

 
Category

Animated Short

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
ATLFS Member Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
ATLFS Member Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
ATLFS Member Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 11, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00
Student Fee 65.00 50.00
ATLFS Member Fee 65.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
February 3, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Jury Award- Best Animated Short
The Jury Award for Best Animated Short is chosen by a select jury of filmmakers, film scholars and industry professionals. The winner of this award qualifies to be considered for the Academy Award® in the Best Animated Short Film category provided it meets other Academy eligibility requirements. The winner of this award in 2015 was SHELL ALL (Zaven Najjar).
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Audience Award- Short
The Audience Award is open to voting by audience members at each screening. Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Puppetry and Experimental Shorts are eligible.

Category Rules

By submitting your film you have read and agreed to all festival rules and terms and conditions. If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ page: http://www.atlantafilmfestival.com/submission-faq/

1. The Atlanta Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.
2. We highly encourage all works being submitted as an online screener (Vimeo preferred), if an online screener is not an option we will also accept submission on DVD (region 1 or 0).
3. Online screeners MUST have working passwords throughout the submission process. It is your responsibility to notify us if any changes are made.
4. If submitting on DVD, entries must be postmarked by the deadline date of the entry period in which a film was submitted. (For example, if you submit a film on the early deadline date, the film must also be postmarked as sent on that date.) Screeners will not be returned. Please do not send self-addressed stamped envelopes.
5. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016.
6. Feature Films must be theatrical premieres in the state of Georgia. There is no premiere requirement for shorts. We do not discriminate against films that are available to the public online, but that may disqualify you from Academy Award consideration.
7. Works in progress are accepted. While you may submit the final cut up until the late deadline, your original submission should be a fair representation of your final piece. Please include information as to what still needs to be completed (color correction, score, etc.) in your film file or on your cover letter.
8. All works selected must be available by January 24, 2017 for inclusion in the festival.

Important: Academy Award Qualifying Requirements

Please consult the Academy Awards Rules for more information:
http://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/88aa_rule19_short.pdf

Length – With titles, films must be shorter than 39:59 to qualify for the Animated Shorts Competition.