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Selectıon Rules of Kids Jury Members at ANIMAFILM Festıval


The Organizing Committee of ANIMAFILM Baku International Animation Festival will establish a jury of children at the next festival, which will be held in October 2019. The famous Azerbaijani animation director Elchin Hami Akhundov will conduct a selection of members of the Kids Jury.

The second edition of the festival, which will be held on October 18-21, 2019, will show dozens of local and foreign animation films for children and adults. The aim of the festival is to bring together local and foreign audiences and professionals. This year the festival is a continuation of the First ANIMAFILM Baku International Animation Festival (2018), an annual event to promote the development of animation in Azerbaijan.

Selectıon Rules of Kids Jury Members

The organizers announce the conditions for joining a Kids Jury consisting of children, participating in the festival this year. The winner of “Best Short Animated Film for Children” competition will be defined by the jury, consisting of 5 children.

Rules to apply for Kids Jury competition are:

  1. Age limit: 7-13 years;
  2. Fluent knowledge of Azerbaijani. It's desirable for a child to speak English, because the festival is international, but it is not obligatory.
  3. A motivation letter of the child. The letter should contain the following topics:
    • brief information about yourself at the beginning of the motivation letter;
    • reason for interest in animation films;
    • the most favorite animated film;
    • what is child’s favourite genre/technique in animation?
    • the reason why the child wishes to participate in the Kids Jury
    • The criteria that he/she must adhere to as a jury;
    • What does the child know about the ANIMAFILM festival?
  4. It is necessary to attach to the letter:
    • an essay on any animated film (Arial font, size 12, linear distance up to 1.15, within 1 page);
    • a child's color photo (size 3x4);
    • signed permission from the parents (the form can be downloaded from HERE).
  5. The above-mentioned documents should be sent to animafilm.biaf@gmail.com electronic address till June 10, 2019.

Results will be announced on June 14th, 2019.

Organizing Committee of the 2nd Baku International Animation Festival ANIMAFILM