Conditions of Entry

Please read these conditions of entry before submitting your film.

Film Categories

You may submit your film to one category only.

  • Short Films: Films under 30 minutes not made by a student or person under the age of 16. Commissioned works can also be submitted into this category provided that the person submitting has permission of the rights owner.
  • Graduation Films: Films created by undergraduate and post-graduate students
  • Films by Children: Films created by animators who are 16 or under on completion of the film.

All techniques are eligible, but only films completed after 20 July 2014 will be considered.

For any queries about the online form please contact

All information in your submission form is correct and can be used in print and on the web if your film is selected (excluding personal information). Manchester Animation Festival reserve the right to edit or rewrite text where they see fit.

Our preferred screening format is DCP, however if this is unavailable, we may convert it via our in-house software. All films are carefully checked and processed before screening at the festival. Please be aware that the information you provide when you submit your film will ensure it is presented in the correct format.

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We will inform successful entrants by Friday 25 September 2015 at the latest.