call for submissions: GRAPHIC Animaton Competition

By Mike Valiquette

Sydney Opera House presents: Final Call for Submissions GRAPHIC Animation Competition

Entries Close Sunday 28 October, midnight AEST

Sydney Opera House today announced a final call for submissions into the third annual GRAPHIC animation competition, with entries due to close on Sunday 28 October, midnight AEST. Held as part of the GRAPHIC festival’s weekend of storytelling, animation and music – the animation competition is open to illustrators, animators and storytellers from all corners of the globe.

Competition entrants are required to create an original short animated film with a running time of no longer than three minutes, uploading it to the dedicated  GRAPHIC festival YouTube Channel [http://www.youtube.com/user/SOHCompetitions], where the public can vote for their favourite film. The twenty animations with the most votes will then be submitted to a panel of industry experts for judging.

The winner of Best Animated Short will spend a weekend at GRAPHIC festival at Sydney Opera House, have their animation screened at the GRAPHIC opening night event and win $10 000 [AUD]. The winners of Best Animation Craft and ANIMAL LOGIC People’s Choice award will both be awarded a $5000 [AUD] prize.

Judges for the GRAPHIC animation competition include Animation Director, Marco Marenghi (Walking with Dinosaurs 3D [2013]); Director, Chris McKay (Robot Chicken TV series, Co-director LEGO: The Piece of Resistance [2014]), Animation Director, Daniel Jeannette (Happy Feet, Where the Wild Things Are) and GRAPHIC co-curator, Jordan Verzar.

Taking place at Sydney Opera House over the weekend of November 10 – 11, GRAPHIC 2012 includes the amazing world firsts  Pixar: Behind The Screens [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_pixar.aspx],

Fat Freddy’s Drop: Blackbird An Animated & Illustrated Album Preview [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_fat_freddys_drop.aspx],

Dr. Seuss meets Elefant Traks [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_drseuss_meets_elefanttraks.aspx],

The Good Game: ‘Roffle Cup’ Live [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_good_game.aspx],

Animal Logic’s History of Computer Animation [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_animal_logic.aspx],

Peter Bagge’s HATE! & Other Neat Stuff [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_peter_bagge.aspx],

Radio with Pictures [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_radio_with_pictures.aspx],

workshops [http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/graphic12_workshops.aspx] and more.

GRAPHIC Animation Competition

Entries close: Sunday 28 October (midnight AEST)

Submissions:  youtube.com/SOHCompetitions [http://www.youtube.com/user/SOHCompetitions]

PRIZES:

Best Animated Short – $10,000 [AUD] prize and a trip (3 days and 3 nights) to GRAPHIC at Sydney Opera House;

Best Animation Craft of $5,000 [AUD];

ANIMAL LOGIC People’s Choice Award of $5,000 [AUD]

GRAPHIC at Sydney Opera House November 10 – 11, 2012

Web:  sydneyoperahouse.com/GRAPHIC [http://www.youtube.com/sohcompetitions]

Facebook:  facebook.com/GraphicFestival [http://www.facebook.com/GraphicFestival]

Twitter:  [http://@GraphicFestival]

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