1. The status of the Festival.
1.1. The 14th annual International Animation Arts Festival “Multivision”
1.4. The official languages of the Festival: Russian, English.
1.5. The Festival is supported by: Committee of Culture of the Administration of St.Petersburg.
2. Main activity areas and objectives. The concept.
2.1. The Festival is an annual screening of the best works in world animation and Russian animation.
2.2. The festival aims to illuminate recent developments and trends in modern animation art from Russia and abroad; to promote a dialogue between artists of different countries; to acquaint the general public with the opportunities for expression that the achievements of new technologies offer; to the show the continuity between modern and classical art. The festival has been created to give a new impetus to the development of Russian animation art, which is our national pride.
2.3. The festival aims to encourage experience-sharing initiatives between russian and foreign animation directors, developing of new ideas, styles and technologies.
2.4. To select and award the best animated films presented for the festival. Also, to award the best cartoons created in Russia, creating incentives for their authors.
2.5. To increase animation art popularity by involving the public, to encourage the interest of children and young people in the art of animation and to stimulate their creative potential.
2.6. To provide extra-curricular education and training opportunities for schoolchildren and youth by familiarising them with the basics of animation, cinema, art, theatre and scenography, revealing children's talents and skills in this area (potentially preparing them for future career choices).
2.7. The Festival features the following film screenings: competition and non-competition film screenings as well as a retrospective program.
2.8 The organizers of the Festival designates a proficient jury consisting of prominent persons from the field of animation and art.
2.10. The organizer of the Festival appoints the chairman of the international jury and ratifies the jury regulation.
2.11. The jury may not include people who have participated in the making or distribution of any film taking part in the competition screening.
3. Festival participants:
3.1. The festival will be open to all professional animation filmmakers from around the world who submit films in keeping with the regulations of the event as well as an entry form.
4. Nominations and prizes.
4.1. The films included in the Festival program are evaluated by the professional jury, in accordance with the following nominations:
4.2. The jury awards the following prizes:
One can get an idea of the Festival Cups here
5. Competition programme requirements:
5.1. Films must comply with all the requirements raised for animation film.
6. Film selection regulations.
6.1. The selection committee selects films for the Festival program. The decisions of the selection committee are indisputable.
6.2. The organizer of the Festival reserves the right to include films of high artistic value, that for outer reasons have not been submitted for selection in due time, into the Festival program.
6.3. Only films finished after January 1, 2014 are accepted for selection in all competitions except "Best street animation".
6.4. We also accept films finished after January 1, 2011 for selection in "the Best street art animation" competition. The films should fit the competition theme of year 2016, TBC
6.6. The Best City Animation competition theme of this year will be announced in May 2016. All films applied for Multivision 2016 enter in the The Best Street Animation Competition if they correspond the theme - "The Big Family", have all audiences or 12+ age rating and running time not more than 10 min.
7. Noncontest programm requirements:
The noncontest programme will consist of several parts:
8. Film submitting.
8.1. Films should be submitted online or sent on a DVD, Blu-Ray or data discs. We prefer online submissions.
Online film submission is a film file uploaded to any ftp-server or file hosting with the link sent to us by e-mail email@example.com
8.2. The films with dialogues must be supplied with dialogue sheets.
8.3. Along with the film copy a filled entry form, 1 frame from the film ( jpg files, 300 dpi), biographies an filmography of the authors of the film, synopsis, full film credits must be submitted.
8.4. Entry forms:
Signed entry forms (scanned or on paper) and all additional materials should be submitted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or sent on disc alongside with the film copy to the festival postal address.
8.5. All applications, all copies of the films and additional materials must be submitted to the Festival not later than 1st August, 2016, by e-mail or by the address of the festival mailbox:
8.5. The organizer of the Festival takes full responsibility for the submitted material from the moment it is received. Viewing copies are not returned.
9. Arrival and departure of Festival guests
10.1. The organizer covers the part of expenses of residence in St.Petersburg (accommodation) for the participants of the competition program and guests, if it has a budget for it (TBC).
10.2. Participants and summoned guests have to specify the date and time of their arrival beforehand.
10.3. Travel expenses to and from the Festival are fully covered by participants.
10. General rules.
11.1. Fragments of films (not more than 10% of the full length of the film or 3 min.) may be used in the advertising campaign of the Festival.
11.2. Information on studios, directors and their films that have been chosen for the Festival screenings will be published in the official Festival catalogue which is distributed among the participants as well as sent to mass media, embassies, international organizations and other interested organizations and individuals.
11.3. Participation in the International Animation Arts Festival “Multivision”involves complete approval of the rules and conditions stated in this regulation.
And no entry fees for participants! we hate this:)
Here is entry form for download: