Still from 'Five Fables' (c) Flickerpix, 2014

Celtic Animation Film Festival competition call

The Liverpool Irish Festival is proud to be supporting the inaugural Celtic Animation Film Festival, which will feature as part of this year’s programme, showcasing creative ingenuity and stories from and about Celtic life. The main focus of this festival-within-a-festival will take place 22 October* 2017 and will involve screenings, talks and awards.

Below is the call out for submissions. If you are interested in making a submission or have any questions, please read below and contact [email protected] for further info.

*Please note – this is a date amend from  20-21 October 2017, which was listed in the original posting.


Celtic Animation Film Festival competition (CAFc)

The inaugural Celtic Animation Film Festival competition provides a platform for established animators of Celtic heritage and emerging Celtic animators from around the world.

CAFc celebrates storytelling relating to Celtic identity, myths, cultural history and personal stories from Celtic animators from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Brittany and Cornwall and those who have migrated around the world. CAFc also welcomes international animation submissions celebrating cultural diversity and identity from outside the Celtic regions.

Animation film submissions are welcome on the topics:

  • The contribution to the world of animation by the Celtic and Irish Diaspora
  • Celtic and Irish influence on animation
  • Celtic and Irish heritage and traditions in contemporary animation
  • The universality of Celtic and Irish storytelling
  • Cultural diversity and identity from an international perspective.

Celtic Animation Film Competition 2017 Call Out:

CAFc is calling for short animated films made in Liverpool, Ireland and/or Celtic regions. We also welcome work by Celtic animators now residing outside of these regions and international submissions, for consideration for the

  • Student Short Film Award
  • Professional Short Film Award
  • International Short Film Award.

Download the submission form (here) and send it to [email protected] along with three film images (300 dpi) by midnight, 25 August, 2017.

Rules and regs for the competition can be found here.

Good luck from the CAFc team!

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