Tricky Women Animated Film Festival, Germany

Deadline: 30/10/2010

Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Since 2001 it has been held in Vienna each March.


* Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 4000 Euro
* Synchro Film & Video Material Prize worth 1,500 Euro
* Hubert Sielecki Award worth 500 Euro (for Austrian animation)
* Audience Award

Awards and prize monies will go to the directresses of the films.

Application process and details:

* The festival offers an international competition of animated short films realised by female artists and produced in 2009 or 2010. Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like. Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and sent on a separate tape or reel. No films entered in prior Tricky Women Festivals shall be admitted.
* The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is October 30, 2010.
* One application form must be filled in completely (2 pages!) for every competition entry. Applicants must enclose documentation material (at least two film stills as jpeg 300dpi and biographical information on the directress and details of her filmmaking history – CD-Rom welcome) and send it to the festival office (Tricky Women, culture2culture, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria). The selection committee shall refuse any entries that fail to comply with these conditions.
* For every film to be presented at the preliminary selection a clearly marked DVD must be sent in together with an application form. The DVD must CLEARLY show the title and the name of the directress as well as the running time of the production. Each DVD shall contain one work only.
* Applicants should enclose an English version of any non-English text, dialogue or commentary contained in the film.
* Films to be screened at the festival must be in 35 mm, 16 mm or Beta SP PAL and should be in master quality. Other projection formats won’t be accepted!
* The screening copy must arrive no later than February 7, 2011 at the festival office (Tricky Women, culture2culture, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria). Film/video copies from abroad must bear the label “temporary import – for cultural purposes only – no trade value” on the package. Dispatches from non-EU states must contain a pro-forma invoice (amounting to a maximum of 20 euro).
* The costs of transport (to the festival) as well as customs duties, etc. are the sole responsibility of the sender. DVD or VHS videos for selection will not be returned and will become part of the non commercial archive of the festival organisation culture2culture. The festival organisation will cover the costs of returning the screening copies.
During the festival the productions are insured for their print value. The insurance is valid from the time of postal receipt of the film until it is sent back.
* The preliminary selection committee decides on the details of competition programming.
* The directress/contact person will be informed of the preliminary selection committee’s decision before the start of the festival.
* Applicants grant the festival the right to show on television and/or internet broadcaster parts of their production to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Any further queries should be adressed to:

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