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Tradition of film animation started in Banja Luka at the end of the sixties of the 20th century and culminated in 1971., when Banja Luka hosted The May Festival of Animated Film BANJA LUKA 71, first of its kind in ex Yugoslavia.

In the years to come The May Festival was transformed in movie manifestation named The Festival of Filmmaking. After several years The May Festival ceased to exist and the screenings of short animated films in Banja Luka's cinemas stopped too.

In the following years, in the city on the river Vrbas were showed animated films from around the world.

Interest for animated film in Banja Luka was renewed in 2005. by the group of young film workers from the Association for Visual Arts FENIX ART.  FENIX ART showed the great retrospective of "Zagreb School of Animated Film" with 44 films of world famous school of animation. Popularization of short form of animated film was continued on the revues, where more then 300 animated films were showed ("Days of Zagreb School of Animated Film"-2005, "Revue of Animated Film"-2006 and "Days of Animated Film" - 2007).

International Festival of Animated Film BANJA LUKA 2008. in organization of Association for Visual Arts FENIX ART represents historical continuity of film animation in Banja Luka, which has it roots in The May Festival of Animated Film held in 1971.

SELECTION COMMITTEE, JURY AND AWARDS

  1. Pre-selection of films is made by a selection committee made of 3 members.
  2. Pre-selection results will be posted on the official website of International Animated Film Festival BANJALUKA 2017, no later than on 28 August.
  3. Authors will be notified of the decisions of the Selection Committee by email.
  4. The accommodation expenses for the directors of selected films shall be borne by the Festival.
  5. Every director and producer whose films were selected for the official competition festival program will be contacted by the Festival.
  6. by mail on DVCAM or HD tape or on optical disc in original format and resolution, or in the format adjusted for quality film screening, or
  7. by uploading it on the festival server in original format and image resolution and adapted for quality film screening. The access server data will be submitted after the preselection.
  8. The official jury of the festival is international and consists of 3 members. Jury members are selected from the animated film field or from related arts.
  9. Awards:
    - GRAND PRIX (the best film of the Festival)-Festival statuette, diploma and participation in the jury of the next festival. 
    - Jury award for creativity and artistic expression – Festival statuette, diploma 
    - Three awards for animation techniques (the best 2D, 3D, puppet film/clay)-Festival statuette, diploma 
    - Audience award – Festival statuette, diploma

PARTICIPATION IN FESTIVAL

  1. The accommodation expenses for the directors of selected films shall be borne by the Festival.
  2. Every director and producer whose films were selected for the official competition festival program will be contacted by the Festival.

A SCREENING COPY OF THE FILM AND RETURN OF FILMS

For the films that will be included in the competition program, the producer must send a copy of the film for screening no later than 01 October 2016, in one of the following ways:

  1. by mail on DVCAM or HD tape or on optical disc in original format and resolution, or in the format adjusted for quality film screening, or
  2. by uploading it on the festival server in original format and image resolution and adapted for quality film screening. The access server data will be submitted after the preselection.

The Festival will bear the expenses of return by mail of the films selected for the competition program. A DVCAM or HDV tape will be returned to the address stated in the registration form no later than within 40 days after the end of the festival. 

RIGHTS

All films that were sent on optical disc will remain in the festival archive and will be used for non-commercial screenings to the end of Festival promotion only.

JURY AND AWARDS

  1. The official jury of the festival is international and consists of 3 members. Jury members are selected from the animated film field or from related arts.
  2. Awards:
    - GRAND PRIX (the best film of the Festival)-Festival statuette, diploma and participation in the jury of the next festival. 
    - Jury award for creativity and artistic expression – Festival statuette, diploma 
    - Three awards for animation techniques (the best 2D, 3D, puppet film/clay)-Festival statuette, diploma 
    - Audience award – Festival statuette, diploma
    - Jury award for the best animated film from children competition program - Festival statuette, diploma.

Special awards may also be given by the jury.

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