Upcoming VFX/Animation Festivals List 2020
A round-up of upcoming visual effects and animation and festivals across the world.
While 2019 isn’t quite over, it’s far along enough for us to some conclusions. The year ends with amazing festivals and conferences. If so, 2020 offers new festivals and conferences. VFX Online has collected the information of Upcoming Festivals List 2020.
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LINOLEUM International Animation Festival 2020 (2nd to 6th September 2020)
About: LINOLEUM International Animation Festival opens submissions for its next edition. The festival will be held September 2-6, 2020, in Online Edition.
More information: https://linoleumfest.com/en/
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2020 (23rd September to 4th October 2020)
About: The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the leading events of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America. An annual five-day event, the OIAF has been bringing the animation community together in a vibrant hub since 1976.
More information: https://www.animationfestival.ca/
BFX Festival 2020 (5th to 11th October 2020)
Location: Bournemouth, England
About: The annual BFX Festival hosts a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events. Some of the greatest studios from around the world join us to share their expertise and to inspire the next generation of talent. The final day of the festival is devoted to recruitment, with studios joining us to conduct portfolio reviews, network and give advice to aspiring professionals.
More information: https://www.bfxfestival.com/
Anifilm Festival 2020 (6th to 11th October 2020)
Location: Liberec, Czech Republic
About: Anifilm, International Festival of Animated Films, Liberec 2020 is reminding CALL FOR ENTRIES. Anifilm, much like animation itself, is universal. By its nature, it can mediate the exchange of information, influences and inspirations between film authors, students, dramaturges, film and television professionals or game designers in general.
More information: http://www.anifilm.cz/en/
Animafilm International Animation Festival 2020 (14th to 18th October 2020)
Location: Azerbaijan, Baku and Sheki
About: III ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival will be held in two cities of Azerbaijan, Baku and Sheki, from 14 to 18 October 2020. The festival will show dozens of foreign and local animated films for children and adults for five days.
More information: https://animafilm.az/en/
Animae Caribe Animation Festival 2020 (28th to 30th October 2020)
Location: Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
About: Animae Caribe’s Animation and Digital Media Festival is the Caribbean’s biggest and most prestigious animation festival, providing a platform for the development of animators, as well as the exposure of animation as a viable business.
More information: http://www.animaecaribe.com/
Spark Animation 2020 (29th October to 1st November 2020)
Location: Vancouver, Canada
About: The SPARK ANIMATION Conference features panels, talks and workshops by the world’s most talented artists, directors, and studio luminaries. The knowledge and insights presented over the Conference weekend will deliver exactly what you need to unleash your creative spirit. Festival Submissions: 1 April – 31 August, 2020. * Oscar-qualifying festival.
More information: http://sparkfx.ca/festivals/information.php?SPARKANIMATION2019-G
Animest Festival 2020 (9th to 15th November 2020)
About: Animest International Animation Film Festival is the only festival in Romania dedicated to animated film. It was founded in 2006, and gathers films from all over the world, in six competitive categories both for short and feature film, ample retrospectives and focus on various countries, animation studios and film schools.
More information: https://animest.ro/
Manchester Animation Festival 2020 (15th to 19th November 2020)
About: Manchester Animation Festival (MAF) the UK’s largest animation festival has today announced that its call for entries for its international film competition and industry excellence awards is now open.
More information: https://www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk/
Breakout Film Festival 2021 (January 2021)
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
About: Breakout Film Festival is a monthly contested international short film festival with an annual event held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
More information: https://breakoutfilmfestival.com/
Pause Fest 2021 (3rd to 5th February 2021)
Location: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
About: Pause Fest is an independent, industry-driven movement with a mission to bring diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward.
More information: https://www.pausefest.com.au/
The VFX Festival 2021 (February 2021)
About: The VFX Festival hosted by Escape Studios, is a celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. For the last 7 years the annual festival hosted in London has attracted many attendees and high profile speakers from award-winning studios. The VFX Festival, scheduled to take place in early February 2021 in London.
American Documentary and Animation Film Festival 2021 (26th March to 31st March 2021)
Location: Palm Springs, California
About: The American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, operating under a fiscal sponsorship from the Institute For Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), and our Presenting Sponsor: the American Small Business League.
More information: https://www.amdocfilmfest.com/
Cape Town International Animation Festival 2021 (24th to 27th April 2021)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
About: Animation SA proudly presents The Cape Town International Animation Festival! The largest dedicated African Animation Festival on the continent, with a programme that has something for everyone. Delegates can enjoy films, workshops, dedicated networking sessions and an exhibition area.
More information: https://ctiaf.com/
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2021 (4th to 9th May 2021)
About: ITFS is organised by Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH established in 2000, who have made it their business ever since to promote high-quality media content and create outstanding film and media events, so as to achieve a sustainable strengthening of the creative industries in the Stuttgart region.
More information: https://www.itfs.de/en/