Submission Guidelines

  • The team lead have to submit the animations at
  • The login instructions have been emailed to the team leads.
  • Reach us at info[at]fossee[dot] in case you did not receive the login instructions.

Properties of animation:

  • Software for creating the animation - Synfig Studio
  • Animation duration - 3 minutes or less
  • Minimum render setting quality at 8
  • Minimum resolution - 720 x 480 px
  • Frame rate - 24 fps

Preparation for submission:

  • Create a folder with the name of your Team-ID.
  • The folder should consist of the following files:
    • Source files generated in Synfig Studio - .sifz/.sif
    • The video output (Avi/Mov/Fla/Ogg/Mp4)
    • Source files of artwork, illustrations, images,
      editing files, fonts etc.
  • Compress the folder and upload in zip format only.
  • The last date of submission is 20 May 2024 till midnight. The participants can modify their submission anytime within this deadline.

Steps to submit animation

  • Go to
  • Enter the username and password as received over mail and click on "Log in".
  • After logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to update the password.
  • Click on the "Animate 2024" Course available in the left panel of your dashboard.
  • Scroll down and go to the "Animation Submission Upload" section.
  • Go to "Click here to add your submission" to submit your files for the hackathon.
  • To see the steps to upload your animation, please watch this video.

Evaluation of animation

  • Submitted animations will go through the Technical Judgment round. The eligible animations will go to the next round of Creative Judgment.
  • Technical and Creative scores will be added to declare the final winners.
  • All the submissions which pass the Technical Judgment round will get a Completion certificate for the hackathon.

Note: The participants are free to interpret the stories/ use creativity according to the current situations happening across the world.

The following will result in the rejection of the submissions:

  • Using proprietary software to create the animation.
  • Partial submission of files mentioned in the Submission checklist.
  • Any form of plagiarism.
  • Narration in any language other than the scheduled 22 Indian languages.
  • Content depicting violence/abuse/improper use of illustration/nudity & sexuality/hate towards any specific religion.