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Animatricks Festival has ended its call for entries for the 2018 edition of the festival. The International competition is arranged now for the fifth time alongside with the long running traditional competition for the best Finnish animated shorts.

International productions chosen by the festival’s preselection jury will be screened in the International Shorts Competition Category and finnish entries in the Finnish Shorts Competition. Winners in both categories will be chosen by the Festival Jury and will be awarded with cash prizes.

Animatricks starts accepting submissions starting the 1st of October 2018. Submission will be closed 28th of February 2019.

Rules of the competition


Animatricks organizes for the 5th time a competition for animated shorts that will be screened in the International Shorts Competition Category. Animatricks is looking for films with unique storytelling, style and technique.


The Festival Jury will select one film from the International category to be awarded with the prize of 3 000 euros. The award is given to the director of the film.
The entries to the Finnish category will be automatically included in the pre-selection process for the International competition and award.


The Competitions are open for short animated films and animated music videos with the following qualifications:
- Films should not exceed length of 30 minutes
- Films must have been completed after 1st of January 2017
- Industrial, educational or commercial films are not accepted. Also animated TV-series and their episodes, that are distributed or in production, are not accepted into the competition. The participation of pilots and such will be evaluated by the jury.
- Minimum 70% of the film duration must be animation
- Films must have English subtitles if they are not in English, Finnish or without dialogue
- Screening copy submitted in a digital format
- The selection will be made on completed productions only
- Films that have already been shown in Animatricks Animation Festival are not admitted but films that have been shown or awarded at other international film festivals are eligible - Submitter of film is responsible of the animation's copyrights

2. Handling fee

For all films submitted, Animatricks requires a handling fee of 10 euros to be paid. You can pay the fee at . Films that don't pay the fee are automatically removed from the competition.


Fill the online entry form by the 28th of February 2018.
The following material is needed for the submission:
- 1 still photo from the film minimum 300 dpi - online link to a preview-copy of the film
Make sure that the link to your film doesn’t have an expiration date.


Animatricks forms a pre-qualification jury that selects films for the competition. Preselection is made during March 2018 and the results will be announced to all participants.


The participant has to deliver a preview copy as an online link in the entry form. No memory sticks, hard drives or DVDs for preview are accepted.


The preferred screening copy format is DCP or a digital file. For other formats please contact festival ( after pre-selections.
Requirements for the screening copy:
File format: .mov or .mp4
Resolution: min 1280 x 720, max 1920×1080
Aspect ratio: all accepted
Frame rate: 25 fps
Data transfer rate: max 30.000 kbp
Video Codec: H.264
Audio Codec: Linear PCM, or AAC – 48000 Hz, Stereo.
The screening copy must be delivered by 15.3.2018.


The festival will decide on any cases of doubt, which have not been mentioned in these regulations. Participation in the festival implies recognition without reservation of the entry form and these regulations.


If you have any questions please contact

If you have any questions please contact: