August 11, 2008

We already are working hard in the organization and preparations of the fifth edition of Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival which will be held from the 20th to the 27th March, 2009. Like in previous editions, there will be some competitive sections and non-competitive too. These are the competitive ones:

35 mm. Feature Film Official Section
Every feature film produced after January 1st, 2007 and with a minimum duration of 60 minutes will be able to take part in this section. It will be indispensable a 35 mm copy for the screening in contest (in some cases, the Festival Team could consider accepting BETACAms).
The prize for the winner in the Feature Film Section will be of 6.000€. There will also be a Jury Special Prize too.

35 mm. Short Film Official Section
As in the feature section, all the shorts in contest must be produced after January 1st, 2007 and their running time must be of a maximum of 60 minutes. Once again, the short films in this section must be submitted in 3 mm. (even though a DVD must be sent when submitted).
The prize for the winner in the Short Film Section will be of 1.000€.

Karratu Section
This is a competitive section in which every short film produced after January 1st, 2007 and with a duration no longer to 60 minutes can participate. In this case, it will be screened in DVD format.
The prize for the winner in the Karratu Section will be of 600€.

Apart from these competitive sections, the Festival could consider creating other ones depending on the received and submitted films. There will also be exhibitions, workshops, Basque animated cinema screenings, films for children co-ordinated with schools, an animated cinema marathon, TV animated series, etc.

In case of needing more information, please don’t hesitate contacting us at These are the rules and entry form you will need for submitting your films to ANIMABASAURI5-ANIMABASQUE Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival:


Thank you very much and we look forward to receiving all your films!