Thursday, 18 July 2013

Anifest Animation Festival - now looking for student films

Canterbury Anifest is welcoming student short films. Deadline: 30 August 2013
The Canterbury Anifest 2013 competition is now open to entries from student film-makers.  Canterbury Anifest is looking to uncover new talent, and to "give students a platform from which to launch themselves into the industry". Their competition category, “Best Up and Coming Talent” aims to "celebrate the high quality creativity emerging from Britain’s Universities".

So don't delay! Enter your animated short films now - the deadline is 30th August 2013.

Who's coming? According to Anifest, last year’s event played host to representatives from Dreamworks, Aardman, Double Negative and Pixar  – each of whom gave talks throughout the festival.

There are worse places to spend the summer

The festival weekend includes animation workshops, industry talks and masterclasses.  You can see more details at:

More information on this year’s festival, as well as the competition entry application and guidelines, can be found on the Anifest website here.

They are also looking for volunteers to get involved. "Volunteering at Anifest is a fantastic chance to get involved with the festival, and to work with the festival team and guest speakers; it’s also a great addition to any CV. ".

For more infomation, check out their website above, call them on 01227 281966 or email them at

As ever, here at Bucks we believe in entering films for festivals wherever possible. Being shortlisted is good, winning is even better. But most important of all is the discipline imposed on you by qualifying, entering, and making the grade. You'll be amazed at how you raise your game when you're in a competition. Your own work will improve, and your skills as a professional artist will increase exponentially.


(Editor's Note: For more on student film competitions, see the Tatty Devine competition here, check out the Animation Talent Award, take a look at the International Animation Festival in Acoruna, Spain, and of course the biggie - the annual animation festival in Annecy, France.)

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