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ASIFA-EAST Announces 46th Annual Festival Winners

Nate Theis wins Best in Show for ‘Driving.’ ‘Birthday’ by SVU’s Nick Tustin wins the first place student award, followed by ‘Religatio’ by Jaime Giraldo and ‘Panty Fairy’ by Junwei Chen.

ASIFA-East Headline News

46th Annual ASIFA-EAST Festival Awards Ceremony to be Held May 17

Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

Animafest Zagreb 2015 Headline News

Animafest Zagreb 2015 to Spotlight Game Development

Animafest Zagreb 2015 spotlights games with a competition of the youngest generation of filmmakers, a presentation of the finest animation schools, a collaboration with the Croatian Game Developers Association, and a game jam workshop mentored by the Swiss indie game star Mario von Rickenbach.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Annecy Festival Unveils 2015 Feature Selections

Eight feature films are selected to screen in competition at Annecy 2015, including three films from France, two from Japan, a French-Dutch co-production, and films from Spain and Columbia.

call for entries Blogs

Call for Entries: Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2015

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival announces its call for entries for its 5th edition, 15-18 October 2015.

Be there! Corfu Animation Festival invites all directors to submit their animated films to the competitive festival section of the 4th festival edition, 15-18 October 2015.

The festival has three competitive programmes:

1. Short films: films which were completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin.

2. Graduation short films: films which were completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin.
Films in the above categoies may range from a few seconds to 35 minutes in length, without restrictions in animation technique or genre.

 3. Feature films: films over 50 minutes length, completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin, technique or genre.

There are no submission fees. Submission forms will be completed online, while film prints and accompanying documents will be sent electronically to Competition Section Coordinator, Giorgos Oikonomou.
See the festival regulations for more details.

Submission Deadline (all programmes): 30 June 2015.

 For all requests, email: info [at]

Be there!

Festivals Headline News

ANIMAZE 2015 Kicks off in Montreal April 16

ANIMAZE 2015, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival, opens with the 40th anniversary restoration of the X-rated animated feature, ‘Shame of the Jungle,’ directed by cartoonist Picha and Boris Szulzinger.

2015 Anima Brussels Animation Festival Blogs


ANIMA Brussels ushered in the year of the sheep in grand style with the Belgian premier of Shaun the Sheep Movie on their opening nightAardman Studio is back doing what it does best, pure entertainment in flawless claymation.  The 85 minute film brings Shaun and his fellow sheep to the big screen with all of the usual suspects from the television series.

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Headline News

Stuttgart Fest Announces 2015 Animated Com Award Nominees

Animated Com Award offers prizes for applied animation in the categories of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

call for entries Headline News

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival Issues 2015 Call for Entries

Submissions for Best Animated Short, Best Animated Student Short, Best Commissioned Animation, Best Animated Documentary and Best Animated Music Video will be accepted until July 1, 2015.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Unveils 2015 Short Film, TV Selections

Fifty-three short films have been selected to screen at Annecy 2015 -- with 30 percent of them made by women -- including 10 films competing in the Off-Limits category and 33 out of competition.

Animation Festivals Blogs


The 38th International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, 10 through 16 November, 2014 in Espinho, Portugal is one of the oldest and most respected animation festivals in the world. It has the reputation for screening not only the best of current animation, but is also a major showcase for Portuguese animation. The Grand Prix winning film at the festival qualifies for submission to the Academy Awards and the Cartoon D’ Or. Portugal has a rich literary history and a centuries old connection to the sea, and that is often reflected in their animation. When coupled with the country’s long years of isolation from the rest of Europe, I feel it often makes Portuguese animation difficult for other cultures to appreciate. With the exception of a few well-known Portuguese animators such as Regina Pessoa, Abe Feijo, Jose Miguel Ribeiro, and Joanna Toste, comparatively little animation from this country has been seen at other festivals in the past. There are numerous excellent animators such as Zepe (Jose Pedro Cavalheiro) whose films are well-known in his own country but seldom seen in the rest of the world.

Animation Festivals Blogs

Anibar Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo 20 - 26 August 2015: Call for Entires

Anibar Call for Entires

Animators around the world! We invite you all to become part of the competitions, for the 6th edition of Anibar Animation Festival! This year’s Anibar has four new crowns to award in the categories: Best Environmental, Best music video, Best production and Best children.

To enter our competition you should fill out the entry form  and read the regulations  on our website. The call is only open until 30 April 2015!

Awards Headline News

Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Wins Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize

‘Storm Hits Jacket’ from French director and screenwriter Paul Cabon receives the Short Film Jury Award for Animation.

Festivals Headline News

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2015 Slate

Program highlights include East Coast premiere of new Aardman feature, ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie,’ North American premiere of new Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There,’ U.S. premiere of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ and more.

Festivals Blogs

“LIFE IS SHORT” - FIKE 12th International Short Film Festival, 21 through 25 October 2014 in Evora, Portugal

Nik and I love Portugal, the food, the wine, the people, so when I was invited to be on the jury of FIKE and Nik was asked to give a workshop we were very excited.  We had never been to Evora before so we weren’t prepared for the unique beauty of the historic town.