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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Animation Hall Of Fame, Inc. Savannah International Animation Festival is the premiere animation festival of the southeastern United States, attracting animation buffs, cartoon fans, filmmakers and art lovers from around the world. For SIAF 2014 we are proud to showcase some of the world's finest independent, professional and student animation in all genres and themes of each here in the beautiful jewel of the south Savannah, Georgia.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Savannah International Animation Festival 2014 will be held on April 12 in Savannah, Ga..
This is our 5th year of the Savannah International Animation Festival here in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
SIAF 2014 is going to be magical single screening highlighting this years winners. As in the past SIAF 2014 is one of this years Non Profit Tax Deductable Fund Raising Event's of the Animation Hall Of Fame, Inc. Like SIAF 2013 we will be presenting some of the best animation from around the world in this gala one night event. A venue for this spectacular event has at this time not been selected, but will be announced shortly.
All genres and themes of animation are welcome.
The jury members for this years festival, like the years in the past, will be a wonderful mix of professionals and historians from the animation world. SIAF's festival jury decides eleven special awards in the categories of Stop Motion Animation, Computer Animation, Traditional Animation, Experimental Animation, Anime, Television Series Animation, Television Commercials Animation, Web Animation, Gaming Animation, Student Film, and finally the Best In Show. Additionally the audiences throughout the festival will decide our special Audience Award.
The 2014 prize given for each category and Audience Award prize in the Savannah International Animation Festival is a custom made SIAF Plaque. The SIAF 2014 Best In Show Award prize is the custom made SIAF Praxinoscope “Reynaud” trophy, which is named in honor of the Praxinoscope's French inventor Charles Emile Reynaud. Any additional awards or prizes for each category will be announced in the future if applicable.
Check the www.savannahinternationalanimationfestival.com website as it will be updated from the SIAF 2013 information that is currently listed so please keep checking in as we start to update the information for SIAF 2014.
Hal Miles (Director); Nancy Miles (Co-Director)
Basic Rules of Submission:
ALL animation films must be in the time range of 30 seconds to 30 minutes. Animation only. No live-action. Multimedia pieces containing live-action elements may be considered, but works should be primarily animated, so keep this in mind before sending a short film that has non-animation elements like video footage, photography or any element, which is not animation specific.
You may submit more than one film, but please submit a separate entry for each film you submit. If sending two or more animations you may write one check / money order for all films. Be certain to add total fees on check as work will be rejected if you send more than one piece and do not enclose proper submission fees.
Our submission preference is an NTSC DVD AUTHORED, just like any store bought DVD. So it plays on any ntsc DVD player. And please make sure that it plays in a regular dvd player and not just your computer.
We cannot play PAL media. Please do not send anything in PAL. DVD's that play universally (all regions) are fine as well, but NTSC works best for us.
Please be sure to label the spine of your submission with your film's title and animator artists contact information. If submitting more than one short or shot, you must fill out a separate entry form for that film or shot and pay an additional submission fee through Withoutabox.
Do not send us your only copy of your animation. Any materials you send us will not be returned. You will receive a confirmation of your received media through the WAB portal once it has been processed in our system.
All works, even if mastered on film, must be transferred to a digital stream for the festival. This is why we ask you to submit a high quality copy to begin with, so you don't have to rush us a master copy two weeks before the festival.
PUT your CONTACT information on ALL MEDIA!!!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By entering your animation film for consideration, you attest that you hold all right to exhibit the given work. I have read, understand, and agree to all Savannah International Animation Festival entry guidelines and requirements. Savannah International Animation Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film or shot submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Savannah International Animation Festival and all sponsors of the Savannah International Animation Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening dvd’s entered.