Cincinnati’s Inbetween Animation Festival Seeking Entries

The Inbetween Animation Festival is an international animation festival set in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s named after its location between the major hubs of American animation, and also after the “inbetween”- an important part of the anatomy of animation.

The Mission of the Inbetween Animation Festival

There are three goals of the festival: first, to bring the fruits of the independent animation scene to Cincinnati to enrich the area culturally and in artistic diversity; second, to keep artists in the midwest up to date in the techniques and content that are being used and created around the world; and third, to give the spotlight to talented independent animators who may reside outside of the world’s animation hubs.

Events surrounding the festival will also provide opportunities for learning, doing, and meeting.

Seeking Entries

We are currently seeking entries of animated works of any length that were completed in 2016 or 2017 by animators located regionally (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) as well as nationally and internationally. Both regional and non-regional student animated works are also sought. We are accepting films only through Film Freeway. Please don’t enter any instructional or industrial works.

Films will be reviewed by a panel of filmmakers, professionals, and educators and will be voted upon for the following awards:

Best of Festival
Best Regional Animation
Best Character Design
Best Background Design
Best Color
Best Sound
Best Student Film
Best Regional Student Film
Best FX

Important Inbetween Animation Festival Dates

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Regular Deadline

  • Late Deadline

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About the Cincinnati Film Society

The Inbetween Animation Festival is hosted by the Cincinnati Animation Network, the animation arm of the Cincinnati Film Society. The Cincinnati Film Society’s mission is to expand access and appreciation of motion pictures as a form of powerful artistic expression. We encourage sociocultural diversity by exploring cinema and its history, providing youth education, and by providing services to entrepreneurial filmmakers. The Cincinnati Film Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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