Call for Entries: Tehran, Anifest

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Deadlines are rapidly approaching for a pair of far-flung and fascinating film festivals looking for animated submissions.

Up first is the 7th edition of the Tehran International Animation Festival, which will be held March 6-10 in Tehran, Iran. Deadline for submissions is now Dec. 25, with full details available on the festival’s website at www.tehran-animafest.ir.

And you’ve got until Dec. 31 to submit for the 10th annual Anifest, set for April 26-May 1 in the Czech Republic.

The festival is open in multiple categories. In the statutory competition, the categories include short animated film, feature-length animated film, animated television film and series, animated commercials and jingles, animated music videos, student animated films and animated films made by children, which has two age ranges: 12 and under and 12 to 15 years old.

The non-statutory competition entry categories are: short animated films of the Visegrad countries schools, Knauf Insulation Short animated films up to 60 minutes with environmental theme, Knauf Praha Short animated films made by children with environmental theme, and competition of flipbooks (will be opened in January 2011).

Films must have been produced after Jan. 1, 2009. Details on entering can be found line at www.anifest.cz.