Skopje, 14.07.2017 – The International Festival For Animated Film – “Animax Skopje Fest” announces an open call for submissions for this year’s seventh edition of the festival, which will take place in December 2017 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
All films made in any animation technique, completed after January 1, 2016, which have not previously participated in Animax Skopje Fest, have the right to apply. Movies should be submitted in one of the following categories: short animated films, feature animated films (over 45 minutes) and animated films for children to be considered in the selection.
The deadline for submission of applications and videos is September 20, 2017.
Animation is a very important part of the audiovisual industry that has seen drastic changes from year to year. About 15% of the total number of films produced in Europe are in the animation genre. The target group of this festival are young people and children, as future creators and consumers of animation as an art form.
“Animax Skopje Fest” is organized by the production house Auripigment, in cooperation with the film school Tintiri-Miniti from Skopje, with financial support from the Agency for Film of the Republic of Macedonia and the City of Skopje, and in cooperation with the Cinematheque of Macedonia.
The awards awarded by the international jury of this festival are Golden, Silver and Bronze Brick in each competition category.
In the previous sixth edition of Animax, 1,527 animated films from 85 countries of the world have applied.