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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the meaning of my Judging Status in FilmFreeway?

– NOT SELECTED – unfortunately your film didn’t meet the minimum requirements of the Film Festival
– SEMI-FINALIST – your film was selected as the semi-finalist in the category(s) to which was submitted. The judging status is to all categories.
– FINALIST – your film was selected as the finalist in the category(s) to which wast submitted The judging status is to all categories.
– WINNER – your film won the category(s) to which was submitted and recived the Official Selection to the Live Screening.

This makes the selection process more transparent to all filmmakers and is a guarantee that all kind of animation films (short, feature, student, documentary, etc) have equal opportunities to be selected to the Live Screening.

Can the Judging Status of my film in FilmFreeway still change?

The status of the film that you received in the notification is Final.

If you didn’t receive the notification from FilmFreeway on your email, please check also the spam folder.

Will the Festival show my film?

We will show in DOLBY all Winners films.

Official Selection

Who can use the festival Laurels and where I can find them?

Semi-Finalist, Finalist and the Winners can use a dedicated Festival Laurels for promotional purposes:


Who will receive the certificate?

The certificates are reserved only for the winners.
They were published on our Facebook page.


When will be the Live Screening?

In this time of global health crisis because of COVID-19, our thoughts and solidarity go with the victims and the frontliners who are fighting the disease.

New York at the moment is still battling with the spread of the virus.

Due to travel bans, we have to make the decision to postpone New York Animation Film Awards (NYAFA) on a later date. It is our priority to organize the festival in a safe way for guest filmmakers and our audience and to give everybody the chance to participate during the event.

Once the international health situation have change with the WHO telling us that the pandemic is now under control, we will make further decisions and announcements. All updates about the new dates of screenings will be published at our website.

Thank you for your understanding. We will keep supporting all independent and emerging filmmakers and promote your work. Stay safe and healthy.


My film was selected to the Live Screening. How should I delivery the film?

We will contact you soon about the DCP delivery.

Which Film will receive the Golden Eagle Trophy?

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– Best Animation Film of the Year


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