ReAnimania Regulations

QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRIES: Only works completed after January 1, 2016 and never previously entered at ReANIMANIA International Animation film & Comics Art Festival will be accepted.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Works submitted for selection can be presented as a URL link to a streaming video source. DVDs are no longer accepted.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: The official languages of the Festival are English and Armenian. All the projects are preferred to be in original audio track (with English subtitles for foreign dialogue track projects) when submitting your work with an English dialogue track or with English subtitles otherwise, please submit an English dialogue script.

REGISTRATION AND DATES: The entry form must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (Eastern

Standard Time) on August 15, 2017 for all the categories, except the feature films category entries, must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on August 31, 2017.

The Festival official online submission platform is: You can also find ReANIMANIA on the following platforms: FilmFreeway, Festhome, and ClickForFestivals.

NOTE: There is no need for submitting on multiple platforms. (One submission entry is enough).

No submission fees will be charged for submitting your films to the competition program.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF FILMS FOR SELECTION: Copies of works submitted for selection must reach the festival office on or before August 15, 2017. Works arriving after this date will not be accepted (except feature films). Blank entries or incomplete URL links will not be considered.

SELECTION: Each entry is considered for the Official Competition and the out-of-competition Showcase screenings. The Festival Selection committee will choose the films to be screened in competition and showcase. Works will be judged within their category for conceptual, technical and aesthetic innovation and excellence.

The Festival Selection committee reserves the right to change a film’s category if the film is more suited for another category.

All submitted information and visual content will be retained by ReANIMANIA for archive, and for reference in programming with partner festivals.

All participants will be notified by e-mail of the pre-selection result within one week after finishing the selection. ReANIMANIA is pleased to welcome every filmmaker whose work has been selected for ReANIMANIA 9th edition at the festival and organizes if possible free board and lodging. In No case the Festival will cover travel expenses.

If your Work Is Selected for the Competition

Directors or Producers must provide high-definition digital video files (H264 or ProRes .mov files only). Directors or Producers of films selected for Official Competition have the option of sending a DCP copy as long as an H264 or ProRes .mov file is also provided.

The Festival does not accept any other format as a screening copy. If the Festival Office does not receive the required film or video screening copy in the proper format on or before September 15, 2017, the selected work will be withdrawn from the competition or showcase program.

All shipping costs to the Festival as well as any extra charges shall be covered by the sender. The cost of return-shipment will be covered by the Festival. We cannot accept customs fees. Do not list a value higher than $5.00 USD and please mention “For Cultural Purposes Only” on your package. The shipping address for screening copies is the following:


Argishti 7/4, Yerevan, 0015 Armenia Tel: +374-99-671716

COMPETITION CATEGORIES: The Festival Competition program is consisted of the following titles:

  1. Animated Feature Films competition.
  2. Animated Short Films competition (up to 30 min. long).
  3. Animated Graduation Films competition.
  4. Animated Commissioned TV & Educational films competition.
  5. Animated Musical Clips competition.

COMPETITION JURIES: The Festival will have three juries for each category (one international jury, two locals) All members of the international juries will be closely connected with the art of animation. Productions produced or directed by members of the juries are not eligible for entry in the categories of the Official Competition. The decisions of the juries are final.

FESTIVAL PRIZES: The juries will present the following awards:

Grand Prizes

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Feature film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Short film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Commissioned TV & Educational film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Graduation film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Musical Clip.

Other Prizes

  • PUBLIC AWARD: one for each competition category.
  • ReANIMANIA SPECIAL PRIZE named after Valentine Podpomogov: Award for Best Animated Feature Film Concept Art
  • ReANIMANIA SPECIAL PRIZE named after Lev Atamanov: Award for Best Armenian Animated Film.

The juries, at their discretion, may also award additional special prizes.

The juries have the right to withhold an award in any category where no entries, in the Jury’s view, meet its standards for recognition.

Note: The producers and directors of award-winning films at ReANIMANIA should mention the prize obtained, the year and the name of ReANIMANIA in the credits of their film and on all related documentation.

PROMOTIONAL USE OF WORKS: Unless otherwise indicated on the entry form, the entrant grants the Festival the right to show, for publicity purposes only, up to 10% of the running time of the production to a maximum of three minutes.

Each year the Festival organizes series of screenings of the Best films presented during the festival days to encourage animation and the practice of filmmaking among the local youth. For this purpose the Festival obtains a distribution license of a Best of ReANIMANIA program for cultural and noncommercial screenings in Armenia. A contract for transfer of copyright will be proposed to the rights holders of the films to be used only for this program.

ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS: By agreeing to and/or submitting the entry form for

ReANIMANIA International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.