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Khem Animation Film Festival

13 April - 13 April 2019

Contact: Naseed Gifted


Phone: 732-596-7276

Fax: -

Address: P.O. Box 154

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Welcome to Khem Animation Film Festival (KAFF) the newest addition to the 5th Annual Khem Comic Book Festival to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The Award’s ceremony will take place at the prestigious Hahnes Building in Newark, NJ on Saturday the 13th of April 2019.

The Khem Comic Book Fest is an annual convention founded by comic book creator and educator Naseed Gifted in 2014 that features creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color. The goal of the event is to use comic books, animated films and popular culture to develop youth literacy and expression through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).

The KAFF mission is to promote public awareness of animation and the opportunities for minorities within the profession.

The KAFF is an independent event putting together an international competition of talented filmmakers and groundbreaking stories, from traditional hand drawing to the new century techniques of design.

Our passion for animated films stimulate from being raised in the 80’s with Saturday Morning Cartoons, and we want to celebrate those who create them.

Theme(s): Animation films made by and/or about people of color.

Year established: 2018

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes - this is exclusively an animation festival

Submission deadline:
11 March 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $10-55


  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Film 2D (Short)
  • Best Film 3D (Short)
  • Best Sound
  • Best Music
  • Best Student Film (Short)
  • Best Story
  • Best Design
  • Best Animated Game Trailer
  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Professional
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway
  • Online Upload (via festival site)

Film copyright must be within 2 years of current festival year. Therefore, we will accept films with a copyright of 2017, 2018 or 2019

Link to entry form

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