Films are needed for the Platform Animation Festival, a new major U.S. event taking place June 25-30 in Portland, Oregon. The fest will feature premieres, retrospectives, exclusive screenings, guest speakers, exhibitions, workshops with leading artists, parties and networking opportunities over the five-day period. Film entries are due on March 1 and installation proposals are due by the first of Februrary. There is no entry fee for submissions.
The competition is open to all films under 40 minutes in length with categories covering commercial work, independent films, student entries and productions for new media platforms. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and directors in competition will be provided with accommodation, meal allowances and Festival passes.
Organizers want the festival to provide a platform for artists, innovation, debate and discussion. The event will also recognize other art forms, including comics, illustration, character and toy design, motion graphics, gallery art and live-action cinema. For complete details, go to www.platformfestival.com.