Bradford Animation Festival

Bradford Animation Festival - November 17 - 22 2014

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Bradford Animation Festival 2013 is open for submissions

Yes it’s that time of year again – we’re open for submissions for Bradford Animation Festival 2013, and we can’t wait to watch this year’s crop of short animated films.

Submissions are open until Friday 19th July, and we need to receive your DVD screener by Friday 26th July.

Why should you submit your film to BAF?

Bradford Animation Festival is the UK’s longest running animation festival, and regularly attracts over 800 delegates from all over the UK and Europe. This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase your film to key industry figures, and a chance to get it seen by a public audience.

You’ll also be in the running for one of our coveted Osgood Awards which were named by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, and for the first time this year, a cash prize.

Why are we using Withoutabox this year?

This year we’ve decided to use Withoutabox for festival submissions. Withoutabox maintains listings of more than 5,000 film festivals and competitions worldwide, and more than 900 of these festivals use Withoutabox to receive and manage submissions electronically. They make it fast and easy for you to submit your work to multiple festivals.

You can simply click to submit, pay any festival entry fees online, and receive a tracking number with simple instructions about what you need to do next.

The revenue from submission fees will enable us to reward emerging talent and filmmaking excellence with cash prizes, and of course, contribute to the overall running costs of the festival.

The highly coveted Osgoods, as named by Ray Harryhausen

The highly coveted Osgoods, as named by Ray Harryhausen

For which film categories do we accept submissions?

We accept animated short film submissions in the following categories: Professional Films, Student Films, Music Videos, Commercials, Short/Shorts (under 4 minutes in duration), Films for Children and Films by Young Animators.

What do we look for when making a selection for BAF?

Once we receive your submission, it will be viewed by our selection panel and judged on its originality, technical execution and aesthetic appeal. We’ll also consider what you set out to achieve, and whether this translates to the film. Ultimately, would others want to watch it?

You’re in? Great! Now here’s how to submit your film

For more information on the submission process and what you need to do between now and Friday 19th July, visit the submissions page on the Bradford Animation Festival website.