Call for Papers

21 January 2023

In a joint event coordinated by the two Portuguese Polytechnics members of RUN-EU: the Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave and the Polytechnic of Leiria, the 10th International Conference on Illustration and Animation CONFIA 2023 will take place from 6-7 July in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

This edition of CONFIA will be organised by the IPCA School of Design and ID+, in collaboration with the School of Arts and Design Caldas Da Rainha (ESAD.CR).

It will focus on the multidisciplinary space that includes illustration and the animated image, from the construction of the narrative to character development, from art theory to critical reflection on the objects that populate the market and the industry.

The Call for Papers is now open, as the conference seeks quality original submissions from artists, the industry, the market, and the academic community.

Recommended Topics:


  • Traditional drawing
  • Contemporary drawing
  • Graphic illustration
  • Information graphics
  • Editorial illustration
  • Illustration for children
  • Character design
  • Comics and graphic novels
  • Scientific illustration


  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Animation for video games
  • Character animation
  • Animation for virtual or augmented reality
  • Animation in interactive media
  • Motion graphics
  • Sound and animation

Art theory applied to illustration and animation

  • Linear storytelling
  • Creative writing
  • Visual culture
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Narrative and non-narrative animation
  • Illustration and animation pedagogy
  • Authorship in animation or illustration

If you would like to participate, please submit your Paper by 15 March.
We look forward to welcoming your application.

For any queries, please contact


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