The aim of the Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival ICONA 2019 is to present the best from the field of animation from all around the world. The festival also aims to preserve and help develop the cultural heritage of animated film, contribute to creation of new films, provide ground for potential international co-productions and encourages dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public.
ICONA 2019 is organized and promoted by the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University with the support of the CIAK Interreg program: https://greece-italy.eu/tag/ciak/
ICONA 2019 will take place in Corfu from November 29th to December 1st 2019.
The competition programme of ICONA 2019 consists of the following categories:
Category I. Short Films
International Competition of Short Films
This competition section presents several blocks of animated short films made by professionals. A short film is a film which is not longer than 50 minutes.
Category II. Student Films
International Competition of Student Films
The films can be submitted to the competition via the online application form by schools or students themselves.
Online Instructions: https://ciak.avarts.ionio.gr/icona/
Only films made after January 1st 2018 can enter the competition. Films selected for the competition will be assessed by the festival selection committee. Each participant who submitted a film is subsequently informed about the result.
The jurors give out the following awards:
a) The Award for the Best Short Film comes with a financial prize of 1.000 EUR.
b) The Award for the Best Student Film comes with a financial prize of 500 EUR.
c) The Audience Award for the Best Short Film
d) The Audience Award for the Best Student Film
e) Two Honorary Distinctions in Category I
f) Two Honorary Distinctions in Category II
Announcement of the competition: 20th September 2019.
Application submission deadline: 20th October 2019.
Notification date: 8th November 2019.
Detailed instructions and rules: https://ciak.avarts.ionio.gr/icona