Take your chance and register for one of our premium slots at the animation talent award.
The number of projects we can consider is limited to 100.
Music has an immense impact on the creation of films. It usually comes last in the production process. We change the rules and put the music first.
You are free to choose from five musical pieces of different genres and styles. We are curious to see how your ideas come to life with the help of a selected song or composition.
You have selected your piece of music and come up with your initial idea about your short film project. We trust in your creativity and give you the artistic freedom to use the style that best serves your story.
Your project must be at least 50% animation and should have the the potential to be turned into a real film.
You enter the competition with your concept not with a completed film. This too sets the animation talent award apart from other contests. It’s up to you how you convince the jury of your concept.
You can submit descriptions of ideas, scribbles, storyboards or other forms of presentation. Hand in your concept any way you like via CD, DVD, e-mail, upload or snail mail. Deadline is June 2, 2013.
The first 100 concepts that arrive by due date in chronological order are evaluated by an expert jury.
The TOP 10 projects will be presented on the animation talent award website as well as on the crowdfunding platform “startnext”. If you have made it to this level you also receive a price.
Now the crowd makes the difference. Motivate your fans, family, friends, workmates and others to vote and donate to your idea at “startnext”. Your production budget will be at least 500,- € no matter how much money you collect via crowdfunding.
However, the three most voted on projects earn another price. The winner of the voting will not only receive the collected money but an additional production budget sponsored by ARTE Creative. To receive any of the money you have to produce your film!
If you got this far you showed successfully that you are able to survive in the business. Now you have the most important step ahead of you.
You produce the animated short based on the concept presented on our website and the "startnext" platform. The submission deadline for your film is November 30, 2013.
All 10 of the produced short films will be evaluated by a jury of experts. The winner of the animation talent award 2013 receives the award as well as further prizes.
The winning project as well as the other 9 finalist projects will be presented to the public. Thanks to our partner ARTE Creative the projects will be also presented at ARTE Creative.
AC Vibes are a Guitar ’n’ Drum duo based in Dresden (Germany). Michael Gabriel, originally from Glasgow (UK) and now living for many years in Germany, teamed up with Jenny Moltmann to do a guitar'n'beat thing. At the moment the band are playing around in the area of North/ East Germany while working on recording their first longplay CD “Fiction State” which will be released this Autumn.
Alan Doherty is one of the most identifiable and respected flute-players in Irish music. He is widely recognized as a lead soloist on the “Lord of the Rings” soundtrack and for his time with the band Gráda, which he cofounded. There is an improvisation element to Alan’s playing that has also earned him fans in other genres, including jazz and bluegrass. Now living in Germany, Alan is a founder member of the first folk-music school in Halle (Saale).
Scott Joplin is known as “The King of Ragtime”. He was an influential African-American pianist and composer. Born in the late 1860s in Texas (USA), he published his first ragtime music in his late 20s/ early 30s and influenced this genre immensely.
Tonbandgerät are the winners of the New Music Award 2012. Ole (vocals), Isa (bass), Sophia (guitar) and Jakob (drums) are based in Hamburg (Germany) and joined forces in their musical careers three years ago. They have opened for German bands Bosse and Silly and will release their first studio album in 2013.
„Auf Drei“ is a song about euphoria and throw offs. It's about awakening from utopia and daydreams and there are fireworks just about to start. Its a song about all the things that you want to become real and you know they'll never will but you still keep believing.
Boris Nonte is on the cutting edge of film & television, having branded some of the biggest campaigns world-wide (The Avengers, Prometheus, Avatar and Twilight, Dancing With The Stars a. o.). Those who know him would agree that he is a rare breed – one of the few that can be as comfortable with epic action music as with light emotional and eclectic themes. For many years, Boris has teamed up with Los Angeles-based writing partner and producer Gregg Lehrman (former assistant for Hans Zimmer, Remote Control). Boris currently resides in Berlin (Germany).
About "Kindle": This is one of my few pieces I have made up in just a few minutes while playing the piano. The topic is “Miracles & Inspiration”. Motivating, reflecting sounds. Playful and dreamy. A little dance through time. Somewhat melancholic as well as positively touching at the same time.
by Pedro Resende, Helene Comeositos, Carlos Quesada
It's a STORY about... IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY ! In the middle of a class, a boy shares a drawing with his desk mate, a girl. That will make them escape to an imaginarium world that will be an adventure of their own! But they get into trouble with their teacher and this is the moment where…
Animated short film by Thomas Barth and Dan Templeton
Preparing for its big day, an audio cassette tape finds itself in a world dominated by 'I-potts'. After many hard attempts it manages to prove it can still have its place and function. The idea for the short film was inspired by the music of Scott Joplin. The clear structure of his famous ‘Maple Leaf Rag’ is reflected in the events of the story.
Music: Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
by Shreyom Ghosh (India), David Huang (South Africa), Mariel Sayuno (Philippines)
Datsuzoku is a film about a girl who wants to escape from daily routine or the ordinary but is held back constantly by her parents and the society. Contrary to the title, she finds that she cannot, as we see in the modern day world. It's a story about her dreams and how they come crashing down in reality. She finds out what fake happiness is.
Music: Boris Nonte (boris-nonte.com)
All short films were produced within the ANIMATION TALENT AWARD 2013 - animationtalentaward.com.
The project will be a mix of live action and animation. The two main characters are drawn by two different animators, Helena mimes the girl and Carlos the boy. Pedro operates as writer and director. You can see two kids in a classroom where they write a math test, they escape from the situation and use the power of drawing to meet and interact with each other in their own imaginary world.
The video is implemented in cartoon and cut-out-animation. All characters and backgrounds are drawn and colored at a graphics-tablet pc. The orange fox masks should be in contrast to a blue-gray-black environment. As main characters appear the band members of AC Vibes.
The video is a cartoon about a audiotape feeling increasingly isolated in the modern world. Overtaken by digital devices, hope only rises when it discovers its true talent. The animation is very much based on live-action films in terms of narrative and image composition and tension structure.
This short film is about a factory producing human beings who follow rules without questioning them. The surpressed dreams of these humans are brought to life by the creators of the film and this is how the lives of these characters are changed. The characters and some of the background elements are computer generated. The expressions and faces are drawn over the characters after rendering out from the CG software.
The video is going to be in cartoon style. It shows the story of a little girl, which draws her power and happiness from her imagination. For example when she gets bored on a trip with her parents or when she is grown up and needs some inspiration for a painting.
This experimental video will have elements of drawing and stop motion animation. The scenery, although it is photographed, appears to be alive. There is the impression of a 100% animation technique. The main character, a cartoon girl named Goldilocks, is brought to life. The story evolves around the topic of finding a place in this world, finding a home.
The concept for the experimental video, is simple and straightforward. From the beginning to the end the animator uses elements that fight with each other: objects, shapes and so on. The video-elements the animator uses are hand drawing animation, photography and film.
The animated short is going to be a mixture of 2D animation and elements of CG-animation. The animator uses collages and traditional painting for the backgrounds and environments. You can see the two main characters, Aster and Ulmus. All characters except Aster will be drawn in shades of purple and blue.
The project is a 2D animated music video which presents frame by frame the animated character and the digitally illustrated backgrounds. You can see the character who are constantly transforming in order to manage the transformation of the environment that is changing too. You can also see the animated band members of „Tonbandgeraet“ who perform their song „Auf Drei“.
The Video mixes animation and life action in the same sequence. The life action part shows the “reality” version, where the viewer sees the protagonist running towards or from something. In the animation part, the “imagination” version, it will be described what goes on in the mind and heart of the protagonist.
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