5th International Motion Festival

From May 6, 2019 until May 9, 2019


Submission of works Deadline – Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Announcement of Selected Works / Films – Tuesday, 23 October 2018
IMF 2019 Festival Dates – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6 – 9 May 2019 (inclusive)
Prizes will be awarded to the best entry in each of the 4 competition categories:
Go with the Flow
Animatropics & Animesh
Short & Sweet
The Single Challenge Show
There is an indicative administrative fee of €15 per work submitted.
Students pay €10 per work submitted.
Special fees apply to companies and academic institutions.
Please contact us at for more information.

Payments is done directly on reelport.

To be considered for competition/ selection, your entry must arrive in a format that can be viewed by the pre-selectors and the jury members. Please provide a video file that has been tested.
Video Format – Most major codecs are accepted, but H.264 video with AAC audio is recommended for best streaming results
HD Resolution: 1280×720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920×1080 (1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio)
.mov or .avi
There are no limits to how many works can be entered but each work needs:
a completed separate entry form
the appropriate administration fee paid as explained at point 4
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Video capture of video games or T.V. Adverts cannot be submitted.

The IMF Committee is not obligated to screen all the videos submitted.

The IMF Cyprus accepts no responsibility in case of damage during the transportation and / or installation of the works.

To be eligible for participation, the work must have been produced AFTER January 2017.

The artists, whose work will be selected, will be notified via e-mail by the production team of IMF Cyprus.

The IMF production team can cancel the IMF 2019 Festival at any time, provided that the circumstances render its realization unfeasible.

The IMF 2019 Festival will be documented / filmed. Parts or all of it (the festival) may be shown / screened / presented at other international festivals. Public and artists whose work is included in the IMF 2019 agree to this unconditionally.

With the submission of an entry form, participants unconditionally accept these terms and agree to the use of excerpts (up to 60 secs) by the organisers for publicity and archive purposes.

When you submit your work to IMF 2019, it is automatically considered part of the IMF 2019 Festival and may be included if and when the IMF 2019 is presented or participates in other international festivals.

The IMF endeavours to compile a database with contact information of all IMF participants, past and present (and updated with every IMF edition) to be offered complimentary to all IMF participants with the simple use of a password to be provided at a later time.

The Single Channel Show - Student

The Single Channel Show deadline: July 31, 2018 for 10.00 €

The Single Channel Show

The Single Channel Show deadline: July 31, 2018 for 15.00 €

Short & Sweet - Student

Short & Sweet deadline: July 31, 2018 for 10.00 €

Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet deadline: July 31, 2018 for 15.00 €

Animatropics & Animesh - Student

Animatropics & Animesh deadline: July 31, 2018 for 10.00 €

Animatropics & Animesh

Animatropics & Animesh deadline: July 31, 2018 for 15.00 €

Go with the Flow - Student

Go with the Flow deadline: July 31, 2018 for 10.00 €

Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow deadline: July 31, 2018 for 15.00 €


This Festival was founded in 2011

The 5th International Motion Festival (IMF) will take place on 6 - 9 May 2019!

It is organized by the Department of Arts of the European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The IMF aims to open a forum for the presentation of the most contemporary and most creative work in the world of motion and thus to be established as the Pioneering Festival that promotes innovative and cutting-edge work.

The IMF, now in its 5th edition, is the platform for showcasing innovative motion art videos, spanning from motion graphics, to 2D and 3D animation, video art, and shorts.


European University Cyprus
Diogenis 6
1516 Nicosia