About 2017 KDIAF
2017 the 7th KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) is calling for entries, starting from April 15th. You can submit your animation work to us until July 15th, 2017, and it is totally free. We are looking forward to receiving your amazing film. For the judges, we invite animation experts from different countries. They will choose three special films as the winners for the KuanDog Awards, which are The Best International Animated Short Film, The Best International Student Animated Film and The Taiwan Special Award. What’s more, the judges will come up with a few “Honorable Mentioned” each year. All the nominee films are going to be screened during October 29th to November 6th at the TNUA Ecological Arts Complex Movie Theatre. Each screening offers free admission. We welcome every passionate animators and animation fans to join KDIAF. 2017 KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) is held by the faculty and the students of the animation department of Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). The animation department of TNUA is founded in 2011. In the same year, the faculty work with the students and held the first KDIAF with about 300 submissions. With their passion and efforts, 2016 the sixth KDIAF received over 3000 submissions from 80 countries. As the time goes, KDIAF has become “the bridge between Taiwanese animators and the world” as we hope. Among the nominee films of last year, there are《The Head Vanishes》(the winner of 2016 Annecy’s Cristal Award), 《Borrowed Time》(the nominee film of the 89th Academy Awards) and the stunning Italian stop-motion animation, 《OSSA》. Apart from the work of the professional field, we had several bright stars among the students’ selection. 《All Their Shades》(a stop-motion with feminism theme from Belgium) ,《The Forest Paper》(a three dimensions animation from Thailand which also is the nominee film of several international awards) and《Wildfire》as well as《The Last Day of a Condemned》from the students of Gobelins. Not only the foreign animators but the Taiwanese animators joined KDIAF, like 《Falling Bébé》(a beautiful animation about babies to be born),《Kite》(a heart-striking animation about break-up) and《Zhi-Hao》(a stop-motion animation dealing with daily life). During the festival, the audience can enjoy hundreds of films from the industry and the students of the world. Moreover, there are cooperative international festival showcases, international school showcases and several Master Lectures, workshops and festival screening tour. Details for submission can be found at our official website: 2017 KDIAF Entry Form Download, or you can search for “KuanDu International Animation Festival” on the Internet. Besides the official website, our Facebook page will be updated with the latest information. Stay tuned!