United Arab Emirates
06.09.2016 - 11.09.2016 (dd.mm.yyyy)
Rhythm: annual, next Festival afterwards (probably): September 2017
Competitive Children's Film Section
Director/s: Schindler, Annette
Prizes: International and Swiss competition. Two additional prizes are awarded, one by the children's jury and the other by the children's audience.
Deadline for film entries: 31.05.2016 (dd.mm.yyyy)
Programs: Animations, Shorts
Number of films (app.): 200
Number of spectators (app.): 25.000
Festival's recognition: international
Media coverage: national
Special Events: Every year, Fantoche runs a separate programme aimed specifically at school groups. There are film screenings, tours of exhibitions, meetings with artists and lots more besides, all adapted to suit the age groups in question.
Notes/description: Fantoche is Switzerland's biggest and most prestigious cultural event devoted exclusively to animation in all its many facets, in terms of the technology, content and media. Once an underground affair, the Festival is now in equal measure a crowd-puller and a meeting place for industry professionals from Switzerland and the rest of the world. In cooperation with the children's film club 'Die Zauberlaterne', the latest films for children in various age brackets are selected from the entries submitted. These films are also judged by a jury - made up of children - and two prizes are awarded, one by the children's jury and the other by the children's audience.
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
Bruggerstrasse 37 / PO Box
Phone: -+41 56 290 14 44
Fax: ++41 56 290 14 45
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