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There can’t be too many festivals!

On November 4, 2012 Simpals animation studio released the short animated film “Dji. Death fails” which won the sympathy of the audience not only in Moldova, but also in other countries. 

In this regard, we have decided to send our cartoon to different animation festivals. Many of you know, that our short film has been selected for the competition by one of the most prestigious animation festivals- Annecy’2013 in France. The festival itself will be held from 10th to 15th June.

In the meantime…

We have submitted our film to a number of festivals (and we continue submitting entry forms). So it’s time to tell you what other important festivals of the world appreciated our short film and invited it to participate in the competition. 

1.  Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (Stuttgart, Germany)

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23- 28 April, 2013.

Very soon Stuttgart International Animation Festival will be opened. The festival has become one of the largest and most important meeting grounds for animators from the whole world. This year’s festival will take place for the 20th time. 

The animated film «Dji. Death fails» will be presented to the audience on April 26. The award ceremony will be held on April 28. We’re looking forward to know the winners of this year!

2. Golden Kuker (Sofia, Bulgaria)

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07-12 May, 2013.

Each year the festival receives more than 450 entries from 60 countries which include Oscar-nominated films as well as films of artists awarded at international festivals of category “A”. 

3.  ISFF Detmold (Detmold, Germany)

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1 – 9 June, 2013.

Another outstanding animation festival in Germany. In 2013 the festival is going to present more than 300 short films from around the world. 

4.  Future Film Festival (Bologna, Italy)

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12 – 17 April, 2013.

The festival is one of the most important Italian events dedicated to animation and visual effects. Each year many famous filmmakers and producers come here to present their new works. 

Other festivals will take place later, the selection process hasn’t finished yet and we don’t know the results. As soon as we have more news, we’ll share it!

In general, we hope to present Moldova in a dignified manner at such important animation festivals. We’re a bit nervous, but we don’t lose hope! Keep your fingers crossed for “Dji. Death fails”!..and for us!

PS: It is said that the main thing is not to win but to participate, isn’t it?

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