Animation and short film festivals

There is thousands of animation and short film festivals in the world. Here we have tried to round up the most significant ones and also those ones where there is no submission fee or the fee is not too expensive.

Finland

Animatricks

Every spring in Helsinki. Finland’s oldest animation festival. This year’s edition is postponed due the current covid-19 situation.   
www.animatricks.net

Turku Animated Film Festival 

Held in Turku every August. Special TAFF PRO -program for animation professionals. International, national and Junior competitions. Only animation.
www.taff.fi

Tampere Film Festival

One of the most important short film festival in Europe. Held in March in Tampere. National and International competition, including also animation.
www.tff.fi

Europe

Anima

March / Brussels / Belgium
www.animafestival.be

Monstra – Lisbon Animation Festival

March / Lisbon / Portugal
www.monstrafestival.com

Animocje

April / Bydgoszcz / Polanc
www.animocje.com

BLON Animation and Video Game Festival

April / Klaipeda / Lithuania
www.blon.lt

Anifilm

May / Liberec / Chezh Republic
www.anifilm.cz

Golden Küker

May / Sofia / Bulgaria
www.animationfest-bg.eu

Animafest

June/ Zagreb / Croatia
www.animafest.hr

Annecy

June / Annecy / France – one of the biggest, also more commercial MIFA-program
www.annecy.org

Anibar

July / Peja  / Kosovo
www.anibar.org

Fest Anca

August / Bratislava / Slovakia
www.festanca.sk

Fantoche

September /Baden / Switzerland
www.fantoche.ch

Animator

October / Poznan / Poland
www.animator-festival.com

Primanima

October / Budapest / Hungary – for first animations and debut directors
www.primanima.eu

Animest

October / Bukarest / Romania
www.animest.ro

Balkanima

October / Belgrad / Serbia
www.balkanima.org

Fredrikstads Animation Festival

October / Fredrikstad / Norway
www.animationfestival.no

REX Animation Film Festival

October / Stockholm / Sweden
www.rexanimation.se

CINANIMA

November / Espinho / Portugal
www.cinanima.pt

PÖFF

November / Tallinn / Estonia – separate Pöff shorts -program (former Animated Dreams).
www.poff.ee

Anilogue

November / Budapest / Hungary
www.anilogue.com

Kaboom

November / Amsterdam & Utrecht / Nederlands
www.kaboomfestival.nl

Animateka

December / Ljublana / Slovenia
www.animateka.si

Rest of the world

New Chintose Airport International Animation Festival

July / Chintose / Japan
www.airport-anifest.jp

Melbourne International Animation Festival

July / Melbourne / Australia
www.miaf.net

Hirosima International Animation Festival

August / Hirosima / Japan
www.hiroanima.org

Festival Stop Motion Montreal

September / Montreal / Canada (for stop-motion animations)
www.stopmotionmontreal.com

Ottawa International Animation Festival

September / Ottawa / Canada
www.animatiofestival.ca

Anima – Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba

October / Córdoba / Argentina
www.animafestival.com.ar

Kuandu International Animation Festival

October / Taipei / Taiwan
www.kdiaf.tw

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