British Animation Film Festival

BAFF // British Animation Film Festival

6th edition

Jun 23 - Jun 23, 2018
Estimated
London, United Kingdom

Open Call 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 http://thefilmfestivalguild.com

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Animated Feature Films

Description Any animated film that is over 55 minutes in length.
Dates Open call: Jul 27, 2016

Regular deadline: Apr 18, 2017
Late deadline: May 15, 2017

Notification date: May 20, 2017
Fees
Plan OFF
Short
Plan OFF
Mid-length
Plan OFF
Full length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    22.29 USD    23.79 USD    25.29 USD    18.30 USD
Regular deadline    49.74 USD    51.24 USD    52.74 USD    45.75 USD
Latest deadline    68.04 USD    69.54 USD    71.04 USD    64.05 USD
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms. Up to 5.95 USD cheaper.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
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Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules British Animation Film Festival
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The absolute final deadlines are as dictated on FilmFreeway and 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 Unproduced Screenplay
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11. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and Voting
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.

Submissions for this category are closed.