Sisterhood of Young Animation Auteurs
17 - 23 Aug 2024

Rules and Regulations

Submission deadline: May 30, 2023, 23:59
Selected participants will be notified by email by June 20, 2023


Before applying:

The program is a professional training ground aimed at female animation auteurs (animators, illustrators, writers, directors) who wish to write or direct their first or second professional short animation;
The program is project based. Applicants are required to submit a film project or developing idea.
Applicants must be from and/or work in Romania or Moldova, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia;
Applicants must be fluent in English, both written and spoken;
Students are eligible;
Applicants must be over 18 but there is no superior age limit;
Applicants must have basic understanding of film production and previous experience in filmmaking;
All applicants must guarantee that they will be available during the days of the event: 19 Aug -  25 Aug 2023 in Bucharest.
The program is free of charge: there is no submission fee or participation fee;


If selected:

Participants should be able to attend the event in person;
Participants will attend actively all programs of the Event;
The organizers will cover the accommodation costs for participants coming from outside Bucharest;
During the event, participants must comply with all national sanitary regulations imposed by the Romanian Government;
Participants must allow the Organizers to publish, in whole or in part, any submitted information on the Event’s website, social media channels, press releases, official communication or any other medium, in print or digital for promotional purposes;


Upon completion of SYAA Workshop:

All participants will receive a certificate of participation;
All participants will be given a full festival pass for Animest.18 (accreditation) taking place in Bucharest, 9-13 October 2023;
One participant, selected by the Group leaders, will be admitted to “Pitch, please!” pitching contest conducted by the organizers during Animest.18;

In case of force majore, the organizers have the right to reprogram or cancel the event.