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Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival

18 October - 20 October 2019

Contact: Phil Davis


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Address: Baltimore

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Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival is a three-day juried festival of the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation. Now in its 8th year, and expanding to a 3-day event, the festival takes place October 18-20, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Sweaty Eyeballs is a collaboration with the Maryland Film Festival, now in its 21st year, and will take place in the historic Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre in central Baltimore. Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival 2019 will feature four competition blocks, animation workshops, and a grand opening event not to be missed.

Theme(s): Animation Festival

Year established: 2012

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

Submission deadline:
5 July 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $10-40


  • Golden Eyeball Grand Prize
  • Silver Eyeball Honorable Mention
  • Eye-Popper Prize (most unique boundary pushing and experimental)
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival includes an international competition and international student competition for animated short films that will be held October 18-20, 2019 at the SNF Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

General Conditions:
• Sweaty Eyeballs welcomes all animation techniques for submission
• Sweaty Eyeballs welcomes professional and student work
• Narrative, documentary, and experimental work are all encouraged for submission
• Sweaty Eyeballs does not have a category for commissioned films, advertising films, or sponsored content, but music videos are encouraged to submit
• Films must be completed after January 1st, 2018
• Submission is for short films only, must not exceed 20 minutes
• Short films that are already available online are still eligible
• Each applicant must be the rightful owner of the submitted film and own any literary or music rights for the film
• Applicants may submit more than one film, but a separate submission must accompany each film
• Sweaty Eyeballs does not pay for screening fees for films selected in competition

Submission Fees:
Early Deadline - May 17, 2019 - $15, $10 student
Regular Deadline - June 21, 2019 - $20, $15 student
Late Deadline - July 12, 2019 - $30, $25 student
Extended Deadline - July 26, 2019 - $40, $35 student

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