British Animation Film Festival

BAFF // British Animation Film Festival

7th edition

Jun 30 - Jun 30, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Open Call Dec 19, 2017 - May 18, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description This festival aims to highlight the best in British and International animated entertainment. This will be an incredible opportunity to see some of the brightest up and coming animators in the world and the work they are producing. The festival will be screening a diverse selection of animation throughout the day, from short films, to music videos to new TV pilots! full text less text

Festival website

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Animated Feature Films Animated Short Films Animated TV Episodes (Under 15 minutes) Animated TV Episodes (Over 15 minutes) Animated Games Trailers Unproduced Screenplays Music Videos
Class Founded: 2011
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Dec 19, 2017

Regular deadline: Dec 30, 2017
Late deadline: May 18, 2018

Notification date: Jun 02, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 9.15 to 64.05 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 5.95 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules British Animation Film Festival
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The absolute final deadlines are as dictated on FilmFreeway. Category winners (see 8.) are announced after the festival. The venue for the festival will be announced closer to the date of the event.

2. Competition
The festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a date and time of our choosing.

3. Subtitles
Any foreign language films must have english subtitles.

4. Formats
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital .PDF via FilmFreeway.

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit a DCP.
*Please note we do not accept films shot in 4:3 unless the filmmaker has reformatted
it to 16:9.

5. Selection
Festivals are organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings.

6. Entry Returns
We do not return submission entries.

7. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 7 days before any scheduled screening.

8. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

9. Categories

Animated Feature Films
Animated Short Films
Animated TV Episodes (Under 15 Minutes)
Animated TV Episodes (Over 15 Minutes)
Animated Games Trailers
Animated Music Videos
Unproduced Screenplays

*Please note that if we do not receive enough acceptable submissions for each category, we will merge them e.g. Animated Music Videos will be moved into Animated
Short Films.

10. Awards

Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Short
Best Sound
Best Music
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Unproduced Screenplay

11. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and Voting
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.