BUCHAREST: The anim’est International Animation Film Festival has been awarded the status of OSCAR® qualifying film festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The anim'est trophy is presented every year to one of the films competing in the short film competition.
Anim’est is also launching the call for entries for 2017 and is looking for animated films produced after 1 January 2016 that could fit in one of the six competition categories: feature film, short film, student film (graduate or undergraduate), music video, Romanian short film and Minimest (children’s film). Deadline is 20 June 2017.
The winner of best film will be shortlisted for the annual Cartoon d’Or Award and for the Animated Short Film category of the Academy Awards®. The European productions receiving the anim’est trophy will automatically become nominees for the best European Cartoon short.
The 12th edition of anim’est will take place from 6 to 15 October 2017.