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Open World Animation Fest

12 July - 15 July 2018


Contact: Brandon Wunder

E-mail: commercialreject@gmail.com

Phone: 610-462-3282

Fax: -

Address: 707 N. 4th St. Suite 103
Allentown
Lehigh
18102
USA

Festival website

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Open World Animation Festival encourages creators to explore the frontiers of animation through both traditional & emerging mediums. Its mission is to help general audiences understand the artistry in animation and its diversity of subject matter. It aims to showcase many voices, styles, & perspectives. Anyone is welcome to take part!

Going beyond just screenings, the festival hosts a full fledged art exhibit highlighting all the pieces of the animation process. These include pieces from films in the festival as well as staples of culturally significant animated works from the past.

Open World also features animation retrospects, ‘Video Games As Animation’ presentation, Virtual Reality set-up, GIF displays, cereal bar & more.

The festival began in 2016 as a series of independent animation screenings from around the world, curated in a 4-day celebration of the medium. 2017 began the first year of films in competition with the goal of helping to further the journey of creators by awarding a cash prize. Open World is organized by the Alternative Gallery, a non-profit community art space in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The Alternative Gallery is located in the Cigar Factory Artist studios, featuring; exhibit & performance spaces, gallery space, artist studios, a printshop, wood shop, darkroom, film archive, makerspace, classrooms & more. The organization & festival are both run 100% through the efforts of dedicated volunteers.

Theme(s): Genre-bending animation

Year established: 2016

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


Submission deadline:
15 June 2018

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $5

Categories:

  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Childrens Short
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway

Requirements:
SUBMISSION CRITERIA

DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2018

COST: $5 per film

FILM LENGTH: 10 SECONDS - 40 MINUTES

ELIGIBILITY: FILMS MUST HAVE BEEN MADE AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2014 TO COMPETE FOR AWARDS

LANGUAGE: ANY (PLEASE INCLUDE ENGLISH SUBTITLES IF NOT IN ENGLISH)

STYLE: ANY STYLE THAT IS CONSIDERED ANIMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: STOP MOTION, DIGITAL & COMPUTER, FILM CEL, 3D, CLAYMATION, ROTOSCOPE, MIXED LIVED ACTION/ANIMATION, MUSIC VIDEOS, VIDEO GAME CUT SCENES, VIRTUAL REALITY, & GIF.

ASPECT RATIO: ANY. WE ARE OPEN TO UNIQUE FRAMING METHODS TO FILMS. PLEASE NOTE IF THERE ARE ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SCREENING YOUR FILM.

YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT WORK THAT YOU OWN OR HAVE LICENSING FOR.

FILMS MUST VIEWABLE IN THEIR ENTIRETY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FESTIVAL.

IF ACCEPTED, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO HIGH NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE.

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