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The Winner of the V ANIMAFILM Festival will Travel to France!


V ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival announces a call for submissions of Azerbaijani animated films. The festival will feature hundreds of foreign and local animated films for children and adults.

An award for category "Best Azerbaijani Short Animated Film" is offered by ANIMAFILM Festival in cooperation with the French Embassy in Azerbaijan, the French Institute in Azerbaijan (IFA) and with the support of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

This year's winner of this category will have a chance to attend in 2023 Annecy Festival in France and receive professional MIFA accreditation. Trip to Annecy, France (flights and accommodation) for the winner will be offered by IFA.

Submission rules for animated films:
  • Deadline for applications: 15.07.2022
  • Films should be sent via FilmFreeway platform: LINK
  • The film must be shot after January 1, 2020
  • More than 50% of the film must be an animation
  • There are no limitations in the animation techniques used in the film
  • There are no limitations in the theme of animated films

Notably, in 2020 the winner of the category "Best Azerbaijani short animated film" of the ANIMAFILM Festival was "The Crow". The author of the film, Fidan Akhundova, traveled to the Annecy Festival in June 2021. In 2021 the winner of this category was “Skullcap” directed by Frangiz Gurbanova. These awards were the result of the cooperation between ANIMAFILM Festival, French Institute in Azerbaijan, French Embassy in Azerbaijan and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.