Animation Festival


General Information

Categories: “Student Competition” and “Young Directors Competition”

Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2017

Festival Screening: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – 6PM

Animation Festival Entry Fee: “Student Competition” $45 and “Young Directors Competition” $50

All entries must be uploaded (www.miaanimation.com) by  September 15th, 2017 (22:00 UTC/GMT). Only finished works will be considered for inclusion, and all submissions must be uploaded at final resolution. Confirmation of selected works will be announced no later than October 1st, 2017 and all selected entrants will be notified via e-mail.

 

Selection

Each entry is considered for the Official Competition works will be judged within their category for conceptual, technical and aesthetic innovation and excellence. All members of the jury will be closed connected with the art animation. Productions produced or directed by members of the jury are not eligible to enter in the categories of the Official Competition. The decisions of the jury are final. The juries have the right to withhold an award in any category where no entries, in the jury’s view, meet its standards recognition.

 

Student Competition – Best Student Project

Film submissions produced and directed entirely by students. The competition will focus on technical skills, storytelling and creativity. Students can submit individually or in groups.
To qualify, MIA ANIMATION Festival accepts submissions on the following categories:

  1. Computer Animation, computer-generated imagery and/or digital production. This includes independent shorts, character animation, sponsored creative explorations, narrative and experimental works, opening sequences, game cinematics, selections and/or montages of animated television series, and new-media formats. Selections and/or montages of computer animation created for animated feature films.
  2. Visualizations and Simulations. Computer animations created to explain, analyze, or visualize information for applications including scientific research, architecture, engineering, systems simulations, education, and documentary projects.
  3. Miscellaneous. Computer animations that do not fit in any of the above categories, including technology showcases, previz, and other cool stuff that hasn’t been invented yet.

 

Awards

On the night of the MIA ANIMATION festival, the Festival Jury will present the “Best Student Project Award”

  • MIA ANIMATION, LLC will screen and market the winner’s movie/animation in events, special screenings, on its website and social media for the period of one year.
  • Harmony & Storyboard Pro One Year Licenses by Toon Boom.

TOON BOOM

 

 

 

 

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Winner – Student Competition 2016 – USA

“TRASHONAUTS,” Directed by Jack Corpening

Young Directors Competition – Best Animation

Film submissions should be the director’s first or second production. The competition will focus on technical proficiency, originality, creativity, storytelling and cutting edge ideas. We are looking for the next big Director!

To qualify, MIA ANIMATION Festival accepts submissions on the following categories:

  1. Computer Animation, computer-generated imagery and/or digital production. This includes independent shorts, character animation, sponsored creative explorations, narrative and experimental works, opening sequences, game cinematics, selections and/or montages of animated television series, and new- media formats. Selections and/or montages of computer animation created for animated feature films.
  2. Visualizations and Simulations. Computer animations created to explain, analyze, or visualize information for applications including scientific research, architecture, engineering, systems simulations, education, and documentary projects.
  3. TV and Web Commercials. Advertisements created entirely or partially with computer animation and/or digital effects. Also promotional spots, broadcast bumpers and graphics, and public service announcements.
  4. Miscellaneous. Computer animations that do not fit in any of the above categories, including technology showcases, previz, and other cool stuff that hasn’t been invented yet.

 

Awards

On the night of the MIA ANIMATION festival, the Festival Jury will present the “Best Animation Award”

  • MIA ANIMATION, LLC will screen and market the winner’s movie/animation in events, special screenings, on its website and social media for the period of one year.
  • Harmony & Storyboard Pro One Year Licenses by Toon Boom.

TOON BOOM

 

 

 

 

Submit Here

 


 

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ANIMATION FESTIVAL REGULATIONS

MENTIONS: The producers and directors of award-winning films at the MIA ANIMATION FESTIVAL should mention the prize obtained, the year and the name of MIA ANIMATION FESTIVAL  in the credits of their films and on all related documentation.

FILM DONATIONS: The MIA ANIMATION FESTIVAL welcomes the producers of prize-winning films and films in competition to donate a copy of their films to the Festival. These prints will be deposited within the Miami Dade Public Library’s Film Collection.

PROMOTIONAL USE OF WORKS: Unless otherwise indicated on the entry form, the entrant grants the Festival right to show, up to 10% of the running time of the production to a maximum of three minutes. The entrant also grants MIA Animation, LLC the right to use images from the entries in promotional materials, brochures, etc. and Festival merchandizing.

USE OF WORKS FOR BROADCASTING: Unless otherwise indicated on the entry form, the entrant grants the Festival the right to show the selected animation on WPBT2. The animation will be broadcasted from January 2016 – December 2016.

MEDIA CLIP RELEASE AGREEMENT – WPBT2

 1.  Community Television Foundation of South Florida, Inc. (“CTF”) is the owner of a series of programs entitled Art Loft (the “Program”), which will feature stories about the arts, artists and cultural community in South Florida.  The Program will be broadcast locally and distributed online by WPBT2. Segments created for the Program may also be distributed nationally to other public television stations and as otherwise outlined herein.

2.   Licensor hereby grants to CTF and its successors, assigns, licensees, and agents, an irrevocable license to incorporate and use the below described film, videotape, still photo, recording, compact disc or other media (the “Content”) in whole or in part, (including both the audible and visual portions thereof, and any music or other protected material as embodied therein), edited or otherwise modified as CTF elects, and to exploit the Content as outlined herein.

3.  CTF shall retain all copyright with regard to the Program and the Content only as embodied therein during the license term outlined below (“License Term”), Licensor retains all copyrights in their individual Content.  During the License Term, the Content shall be exclusive to CTF only for local broadcast of the Program on WPBT2, and non-exclusive for all other uses.  The License during the License Term shall include all distribution means available to WPBT2 including, but not limited to, broadcast, internet, and all other media and by all means whether now known or hereafter created which WPBT2 might use to distribute the Program.

4.  Licensor represents and warrants that it has the right to enter into this agreement, that the consent of no other person, firm, corporation or labor organization is required in order to enable CTF to use the Content in the manner described herein, and that CTF’s use thereof will not violate the rights of any third parties.  Licensor shall indemnify CTF, its successors, assigns, licensees and agents from and against any and all claims, costs and expenses resulting from the use of the Content and/or any breach by Licensor of any of the foregoing warranties and representations.

5.   Nothing herein requires CTF to use the Content.

ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS: By agreeing to and/or submitting the entry for the MIA ANIMATION FESTIVAL, the participant accepts, without reservation, the items of the present regulations as stated in this document.