III. Animated Films

1. Categories

• Amateurs (children, young people, adults)
• Professional filmmakers (including those still studying, apprentices, etc.) and professional animated

2. Type, technology, format

• Complete animated short film of up to a maximum 20 minutes
• The film must not contain any canned music
• Any filming technique can be chosen: 2D/3D animation, flash, cartoon, stop motion, flick books, etc.
• Technical specifications: e.g. Quicktime h264, MP4 (H264)
• File size of up to 50 MB and for publication purposes an additional ZIP file of 1 GB maximum in the
   highest possible resolution
• At the organisers’ request (for example, in the event of winning a prize/a special recognition), the
   participant is to provide a high-resolution version of the submitted work on a data DVD (video-DVD)
• TV commercial and cinema trailer (see genre VIII. A Advertising/PR)

3. Topics

The topics outlined below are intended as a stimulus to engage the participant with the main idea of the contest, according to which the concept of “violence” encompasses both mental and physical violence.


Participants can select as many topics as they wish.


III.1. The young, innocent (incidental) hero

III.2. Tension, but without violence

III.3. Captured and/or staged anti-violence scenes
(e.g. among children and young people, in public places, on the streets, in schools and other places, in families and child rearing)

III.4. The feeling of “violence”

III.5. Violence – children and young people with no future

III.6. Ideas against violence

III.7. Harassment/bullying
(e.g. in schools, among children and young people, in everyday life, in public, in child rearing)

III.8. The influence of music on expression in film

III.9. Violence against nature and solutions to it

III.10. Feelings that express harmony and peace

III.11. Conflict resolution involving humour

III.12. "Abstract animation" as the basis for composing a soundtrack


 III.13. A lie exposes itself

III.14. Free topic
(Participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.)

5. Conditions of participation

• Submissions must be uploaded to the competition’s digital film database by participants
• The submitted work(s) must not be listed with GEMA
• Amateur animated filmmakers and “animated filmmakers in training" must describe the topic of the work
• Texts or dialogues (spoken, written, sung or displayed) in German and English
• Simultaneously, the work must be submitted in genre V. Soundtracks/Sound Design
• Participants (also one representative of a group) must send a completed and signed entry form as an
   attachment to the e-mail address provided,   participation is not possible without registration.
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.

Closing date for entries: 15 July 2014

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date and mailing the written entry form (PDF) in good time.


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