International Motion Festival

IMF // International Motion Festival

5th edition

May 06 - May 09, 2020
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Commercial, Experimental, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, TV, Web
Film length Mid-length, Short

Mission / description The 5th International Motion Festival (IMF) will take place on 6 - 9 May 2019!

It is organized by the Department of Arts of the European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The IMF aims to open a forum for the presentation of the most contemporary and most creative work in the world of motion and thus to be established as the Pioneering Festival that promotes innovative and cutting-edge work.

The IMF, now in its 5th edition, is the platform for showcasing innovative motion art videos, spanning from motion graphics, to 2D and 3D animation, video art, and shorts.
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Animatropics & Animesh - Student (Animation)

Description 2D & 3D Animation, manual or computer aided, ranging from hand drawn, sand and glass animation, digital, retro, etc
Dates Open call: Mar 31, 2018

Regular deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Late deadline: Sep 14, 2018

Notification date: Nov 10, 2018
Plan OFF
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    12.99 EUR    10.00 EUR
Regular deadline    12.99 EUR    10.00 EUR
Latest deadline    12.99 EUR    10.00 EUR
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.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
Turn on your Film Plan now!
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Film must be a student's project
Category rules IMF 2019 IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission of works Deadline – Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Announcement of Selected Works / Films – Tuesday, 23 October 2018
IMF 2019 Festival Dates – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6 – 9 May 2019 (inclusive)
Prizes will be awarded to the best entry in each of the 4 competition categories:
Go with the Flow
Animatropics & Animesh
Short & Sweet
The Single Challenge Show
There is an indicative administrative fee of €15 per work submitted.
Students pay €10 per work submitted.
Special fees apply to companies and academic institutions.
Please contact us at for more information.
Payment can be made via JCC Smart. If you do not have a JCC Smart account signing up is easy and you can do so here.
For a Submission to be valid, payment must be received and confirmed through JCC Smart.
Make sure to include the Reference number of your payment in the appropriate field of the Submission form.
Pay the appropriate administrative fee (more details on point 4)
Fill in the submission form on the Call for Entries page
Send your work in an acceptable format (see point 6) via a file sharing website (such as to

To be considered for competition/ selection, your entry must arrive in a format that can be viewed by the pre-selectors and the jury members. Please provide a video file that has been tested.
Video Format – Most major codecs are accepted, but H.264 video with AAC audio is recommended for best streaming results
HD Resolution: 1280×720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920×1080 (1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio)
.mov or .avi
There are no limits to how many works can be entered but each work needs:
a completed separate entry form
the appropriate administration fee paid as explained at point 4
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Video capture of video games or T.V. Adverts cannot be submitted.

The IMF Committee is not obligated to screen all the videos submitted.

The IMF Cyprus accepts no responsibility in case of damage during the transportation and / or installation of the works.

To be eligible for participation, the work must have been produced AFTER January 2017.

The artists, whose work will be selected, will be notified via e-mail by the production team of IMF Cyprus.

The IMF production team can cancel the IMF 2019 Festival at any time, provided that the circumstances render its realization unfeasible.

The IMF 2019 Festival will be documented / filmed. Parts or all of it (the festival) may be shown / screened / presented at other international festivals. Public and artists whose work is included in the IMF 2019 agree to this unconditionally.

With the submission of an entry form, participants unconditionally accept these terms and agree to the use of excerpts (up to 60 secs) by the organisers for publicity and archive purposes.

When you submit your work to IMF 2019, it is automatically considered part of the IMF 2019 Festival and may be included if and when the IMF 2019 is presented or participates in other international festivals.

The IMF endeavours to compile a database with contact information of all IMF participants, past and present (and updated with every IMF edition) to be offered complimentary to all IMF participants with the simple use of a password to be provided at a later time.

Submissions for this category are closed.