III. Animated Films


1. Categories 

  • Amateur animated filmmakers (children, young people, adults)
  • Trainee animated filmmakers (including those still studying) and professional animated filmmakers

2. Type, technology, format 

  • Complete animated short film of up to a maximum 20 minutes,
  • The film must not contain any canned music,
  • Any filming technique can be chosen: 2D/3D animation, flash, cartoon, stop motion, flick books, etc.,
  • Technical specifications: e.g. Quicktime h264,
  • Entries to be submitted as MP4 files (H264),
  • Maximum file size of 50 MB and an additional high-resolution file of 1 GB.zip for publication purposes,
  • In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, the participant is to provide a high-resolution
    version of the submitted work on a data DVD (video-DVD) if requested

3. Topics 

Participants can select as many topics as they wish.

The topics outlined below are intended as a stimulus to engage the participant with the main idea of the contest, according to which the concept of "violence" encompasses both mental and physical violence

III.1. The young, innocent (incidental) hero

III.2. Tension, but without violence

III.3. Captured and/or staged anti-violence scenes (e.g. among children and young people, in public places, on the streets, in schools and other places, in families and child rearing)

III.4. The feeling of "violence"

III.5. Violence – children and young people with no future

III.6. Ideas against violence

III.7. Harassment/bullying (e.g. in schools, among children and young people, in everyday life, in public, in child rearing)

III.8. The influence of music on expression in film

III.9. Violence against nature and solutions to it

III.10. Feelings that express harmony and peace

III.11. Conflict resolution involving humour

III.12. "Abstract animation" as the basis for composing a soundtrack

III.13.  A TV commercial (about 30 sec.), cinema trailer (up to 1 min.) based on the main theme of the contest, see also genre VIII. Advertising/PR

III.14.  Free topic
(For III.14. participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.)


4. Conditions of participation 

  • Submissions must be uploaded to the digital film database by participants,
  • Amateur animated filmmakers and “animated filmmakers in training" must describe the topic of the work,
  • An English translation must be provided for every work submitted with German spoken dialogue (e.g. using subtitles) and vice-versa (in the event of an award/recognition, the translator will be included),
  • In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, participants must provide a CV,
  • Participants must also complete a separate entry form in writing to enter the competition,
  • The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.

Closing date for entries: 10 July 2013

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date
and mailing the written entry
form (PDF) in good time.