How to Enter
LIAF 2013 is now closed for International entries. We are still accepting UK entries - the deadline is 30th June. For full guidelines please download an entry form PDF here. If you would prefer to download a Word document entry form, you can do so here.
If required, you can download Adobe Reader here to view the PDF.
The London International Animation Festival is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. We usually screen around 300 films each year in competitive, student, curated and retrospective programmes. LIAF also generates a smaller touring programme around the UK.
When you enter your film to LIAF your film is automatically considered for the tour as well, although we will send you separate and specific invitations if we wish to screen your film outside of the festival. This year, for the first time, we have introduced a small administrative fee of £10 to enter. Payment can be made via paypal to email@example.com. If you do not have a paypal account, signing up is easy and you can do so here.
To be considered eligible for selection in LIAF 13, your film should have been completed AFTER 1 January 2011. The Festival Director reserves the right to grant exceptions to this criteria in exceptional circumstances.
Your film must arrive in a format that can be viewed by pre-selectors and the jury members. Please supply a DVD (we prefer PAL / all regions) that can be played in a DVD player and viewed on a TV screen.
We cannot accept the following for pre-selection:
- Internet downloads or files
- Youtube / website links
- Computer files
- Quicktime files
- Flash files
- Film prints
DVDs are unreliable devices, so please test your copy thoroughly before submitting it.
An Entry Form must accompany each entry and all required information supplied. We request three digital stills for every film that screens in the festival, and ask entrants to please provide these stills at the time of entry. Stills must be 300dpi, CMYK tif files. The larger the dimensions and resolution of the stills, the higher the chance they will feature in our publicity and marketing materials, if your film is selected. You can email your stills to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name of your film in the subject field. We will accept email attachments up to 19MB. You can also post your stills on a disc with your entry (postal details are on the entry form).
For full guidelines, please download the Entry Form.