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22-May-2015 6:15pm PDT  


Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF).

5 Annual October 24, 2015 to November 01, 2015

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Taipei National University of the Arts
Department of Animation
No.1, Hsueh-Yuan Road, Peitou Dist
Taipei City Taiwan 112
Phone: +886 2893-8192
Fax: +886 2893-8190

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short animated film
Student animated film

The Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) was established in 2011 and is currently one of the most important animation film festivals in Taipei. It is organized by the Taipei National University of the Arts, surrounded by the Kuandu Plain, a landscape rich in culture, arts and humanities.

The festival is a non-profit event with an aim to establish an international exchange platform for animation enthusiasts. In order to cultivate an international perspective, hundreds of outstanding international animation films are selected through contests to expand international cultural exchanges. Like in previous occasions, this year the KDIAF will continue to hold the following activities: international master lectures, animation industry lectures, animation workshops, animation camps for children and creative art marketplaces. We hope the exchanges within the activities will provide fresh impetus to animation creation and the digital culture industry in Taiwan.

This Competition will be held for the 5th Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) in 2015 to provide animators a platform to screen and promote their works. The Festival not only injects new energy into the animation industry, it also promotes interaction between local and international participants.

The KuanDog Prize was created in 2013 in order to encourage submissions from excellent animators and filmmakers. KDIAF also offers screening programs for outstanding animated films in different categories selected from all over the world. Every year we have around 10,000 attendants in our events.

The Kuandu International Animation Festival not only showcases animation films that have an essential influence in Taiwan, it also effectively promotes animated arts within the annual activities of Kuandu Arts Festival held by the Taipei National University of Arts (TNUA), growing and learning through interacting with other wonderful art events.

Chin Hua Tsai (Ms.)

The KuanDu International Animation Festival2015
Call for Entries
No Entry Fee!Deadline: July 1, 2015

The KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF)is organized by the Department of Animation, Taipei National University of Arts. KDIAF 2015will take place in October 2015, in Taipei and other cities in Taiwan.

Any audiovisual animated works, created frame by frame, with a run time of less than 30 minutes, including titles and credits may be entered. It can be made of any techniques or genre. Only works completed after January 1, 2014 and never previously submitted to KDIAFwill be accepted. Commercial productions are welcome.

【The KuanDog Awards Categories】
Best International Animated Short Film: one winner;
Prize –Cash Prize of US$2,000 and the KuanDog Trophy
Eligibility: All productions are eligible to enter this category. Student productions can be opted to enter either this category or Best student Film category; however, each film can only entered one category.

Best Student Film: one winner;
Prize – Cash Prize of US$1,500 and the KuanDog Trophy
Eligibility: A film that was produced while the filmmaker(s) attending educational institutions under instructors’ supervision.

Taiwanese Film Special Award: one winner;
Prize – Cash Prize of US$1,500 and the KuanDog Trophy
Eligibility: All films entered in either category above that are/were produced by Taiwanese Filmmaker(s) can be considered for this award. To be eligible for Taiwan Special Award, the producer or director of the selected film may be required to provide proof of citizenship.

Honorable Mentioned:
Prize – Award Certificates
Eligibility: All films entered in all above categories can be considered for this award. There may be more than one film being awarded this honor.

(There may be more than one film being awarded Honorable Mentioned. The jury could also opt to give specific titles of each Honorable Mentioned recipient, such as Excellence in Commercial Production, Excellence in Character Design, Excellence in Art Direction,etc. It is the jury's rights to decide which of the winning entries will be presented on the Festival’s Award Ceremony.)

There is no entry fee required. It’s FREE to enter!
Submission deadline: July1, 2015.
Entrants are under obligation to complete registration process and submit requested materials.

Required Materials:
- A digital copy of your film for Preview; PreviewFormat: 720(W)×480(H) MPG、AVI、WMV、MP4、MOV
- Entry form in digital file (Word format)
- 3 -5 stills, JEPG format with at least 300dpi resolution.
- 1 photo of the director, JEPG format, with at least 300dpi.
- If the dialogues in the film are not in Chinese or English, entries musthave English or Chinese subtitles.
- Extra promotional materials can be submitted.
- A label including film title and contact info must be attached on the CD/DVD.

There are 2 options to register and submit your films:
Option 1:online registrationvia
■ Entry form and requested materials: Login and complete registration process.
■ Requested materials: Login and complete registration process.
■ Submit your film by uploading it to or mailing a DVD copy
- Films submitted by should authorize to download.
- Films submitted by CD/DVD shall be labeled with name of entrant, film title and the length of film.

Option 2 :Download and fill in the entry form from KDIAF official website:
■ Entry form
- One entry form is required for each work. Entry form may be photocopied.
- Only completed and signed entry forms will be accepted.
■ Requested materials be submitted by either a disk (a CD or DVD) or by uploaded
■ Submit your film by uploading it to or mailing a DVD copy
- Film submitted by should authorize to download.
- Film submitted by CD/DVD should be labeled with name of entrant, film title and so as the length of film.

If submitting materials by mail, please send all required materials including the entry form, copy of the film and other requested materials,postmarked by July 1, 2015, to:
c/oDepartment of Animation
Taipei National University of the Arts,
No.1, Hsueh-Yuan Road, Peitou Dist., Taipei City, 112, Taiwan. R.O.C
TEL:+886-2-2896-1000 # 6533

-The Pre-selection Committee will view all submitted films and determine which films shall be selected for screening during KDIAF 2015and for award consideration.
-The list of selected films will be announced on TheKuandu International Animation Festival official website. KDIAF will also inform the selected films to re-submit a digital copy of the selected film in final screening format - 1080P (1920x1080).
-A panel of animation artists, filmmakers, and specialists with related expertise will view and choosethe Winners in each category.The winning films will be announced at the Award Ceremony.

【Contact Information】
Department of Animation
Taipei National University of the Arts
No.1, Hsueh-Yuan Road, Peitou Dist., Taipei City, 112, Taiwan. R.O.C
TEL:+886-2-2896-1000 # 6533


【TERMS AND CONDITIONS】 1. By agreeing to and/or submitting the entry form for the KDIAF 2015, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document. 2. Each entrant declares to be the author or rights owner of the film(s) in competition and to own all the literary, dramatic and musical rights. If the film(s) is involved in the case of breaching copyright at any level, the organizer will have right to revoke the award. 3. Each entrant taking part in the competition gives the KDIAF organizers the rights to present the work, free of charge (in full or as an extract), on any media or public screening, for non-commercial purpose, that is for promotional purpose and to be included in the screenings for KDIAF tour around Taiwan. 4. The entrant is responsible for the transport costs, insurance charges and customs fees incurred when shipping material to the Festival. Please note the submitted materials will not be returned. 5. Modification of film(s) after submission is not accepted. 6. All prize awards should comply with Taiwanese Income Tax Law; failed to do so will cause the forfeit of the prize. 7. The organizer reserves the right for adjustment of terms and conditions.