Opportunities > Poland | 17th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR
15 Jan 2024

Poland | 17th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR

International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR is calling for animations on the theme “Artificial Empathy” for the 17th edition to be held in Poznan (Poland) and online from 25 June to 6 July 2024. 

This year’s Open Call is interested in the impact that AI driven tools have on creativity and the changing definition of human invention. “Artificial Empathy” is a relation between technology and intimacy. There is a blurring of boundaries between the living, self-aware beings and artificial (digital) entities. This causes perception to change, people are beginning to lose capability to differentiate the truth from the false, a human from a bot. People are becoming more and more suspicious, judgmental and overwhelmed by the direction and the speed of change. Is there still a place for paradox and for questions without answers in the dialogue between humans and technology? 

Artistic and creative individuals who use animation techniques as their medium of expression are invited to send their works to the festival. Any audio-visual work, in any animated technique, that corresponds with the festival tagline “Artificial Empathy” is eligible. The festival seeks unique perspectives and artistic interpretations expressed in experimental work, video-collages, generative art, parts of artistic installations or other works as well as standalone creations.

Submissions must not be longer than 30 minutes. 

ANIMATOR application guidelines

Deadline: 15 January 2024