Film Festivals How-To
Tips for researching, as well as application strategies and practical methods of tracking and planning.
Film Festival ECUAD Handout, PDF download
Notable Animation Festivals
Below are a few links to lists of highly regarded international film festivals.
Animation Festivals a listing and application service that is up-to-date and provides festivals listed by deadlines for application. Very good!
Film Festival Life: also a festival application service.
Animation and Film Festivals within Canada
Below are a selection of Canadian film festivals worth submitting to; some are entirely animation-centric and others are film festivals with animation programming.
- Vancouver International Film Festival - mixed
- Ottawa International Animation Festival - animation
- Giraf - animation
- Toronto International Film Festival - mixed
- TIFF Next Wave Festival - mixed
- The Animation Festival of Halifax - animation
- SPARK - animation
- Montreal Stop Motion Festival - animation
- Animaze Montreal International Animation Film Festival - animation
- Calgary International Film Festival - mixed
- Festival du nouveau cinéma - mixed
- Antimatter - mixed
- Toronto Animation Showcase - animation
- Toronto Animation Arts International - animation
- World's Smallest Animation Festival - animation
Festival Application Services Worth Noting
Film Freeway animation and film/video, internationally focused. Most festivals use FilmFreeway as the standard.
Animation Festivals animation, internationally focused
FestHome animation and film/video, internationally focused
Reelport animation and film/video, internationally focused