Apart from the fact that Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival will be celebrating 20 Years as the premiere Animation festival in the Caribbean, Animae Caribe is a movement, a gathering, a way of working collaboratively between creative entities to use animation, game design, technology to empower entertain and educate a section of society that do not have access or means to the fruits of digital media and technological tools. Based in the southernmost island in the Caribbean, off the border of South America it is a festival destination, that bursts at the seams with diverse and unique content.
From October 28 to 31, the festival will turn the islands into the premiere destination for the festival experience. The four-day event bringing together experts, students, creatives, and talent to create a premier event that will innovate and inspire everyone who attends.
After a successful 2020 online edition, AC21 returns with blended options for 2021, all of its programs and conferences will be available on various platforms, from VR Experiences like Alt Space and High Fidelity to traditional Zoom platforms. It will continue to be a space for networking, screening and industry exposure, but also an amazing opportunity to experience the Caribbean #islandlifebliss through inter-island online events culminating into 3 Days of conferences, screenings, receptions and VR closing ceremony on the Island of Tobago.
Animated feature films that demonstrates technical, creative and artistic demonstration of storytelling. A focus on good character selection, easy to follow story arc and narratives that spans a wide audience appeal. Submitted animated feature films with a minimum length of 40 minutes will be accepted. If Motion Capture technique is used it must be combined with expert story telling, dynamic environments and an overall unique use of the technology.
Animated short films that are artistically and technically sound with a storyline that is rich in concept and message. This could belong to any genre and demographic but must demonstrate critical, stlylised, theme and narrative.
Pilots of animated TV series with rich stories that appeal to the designated demographic. Submissions will be judged on concept, design, narrative and suitability to self defined demographic.
All entertainment work that utilize interactive technology produced for mobile consoles and tablets. Submissions will be open to all demographics and judged purely on playability, appeal and design.
Though loosely used, this category encourages work that uplifts the stories of and by Indigenous peoples. An Indigenous creative must be credited in a key role such as director, producer or screenwriter. To recognise the varied experiences of indigenous persons, the content of the film can be broad in its genre and context. If there are any concerns of authenticity the festival programmer may request additional information in order to clarify eligibility.
Animated films made by students from around the world who are currently enrolled in a school, on any level post-secondary diploma or degree. Submissions will also be considered for students who were so enrolled during the films’ production.
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