Hype Builds for Animate Dubai

ANIMATE DUBAI launches this December and the team are proudly announcing the festival schedule and new initiatives which are set to engage with their global following.A wonderful addition to the program of events is the ‘Works in Progress’ (WiP) component of the festival, a section that is now open for submissions.


Provides producers and directors of Arab origin or residing in the Arab world with a platform to present their animated projects in front of animation professionals from all over the world. These professionals include influential artistic and funding partners who can assist in getting these projects off the ground.

Four to five chosen quality projects, ranging from the state of “in-production” to “post-production” will be presented during the festival in a short-talk format with extended Q&As. In their presentation the directors and producers will not only introduce their projects, but also exhibit their animation portfolio, trailers and possibly pilots of their projects.
Animate Dubai’s program will also include panels dedicated to animation education and financing, as well as workshops targeted at children, adults, and animation professionals. An overwhelming number of submissions have come through for Animate Dubai from the region including Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, KSA, and of course the UAE. Animate Dubai has also received a number of entries from countries with an emerging exploration of the animation world (Brazil, Venezuela, Singapore, South Africa) and countries that have spearheaded the animation tradition (France, Germany, Japan, USA, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Republic). The festival’s diverse program features animations for adults, children, TV series, and feature-length films that are suitable for all age-groups.
The deadline for Works in Progress submissions is November 3, 2015. For more information, visit www.animatedubai.com.

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