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Call for Entries for ANIMATOR \ 2021 International Animated Film Festival

You still have time to submit your animation or animated series for the 14th IAFF ANIMATOR.

Call for films and series for ANIMATOR \ 2021 International Animated Film Festival

Hello Animators! Quick reminder - you still have time to submit your animation or animated series for the 14th IAFF ANIMATOR.

We are looking forward to your competition entries:

International Short Film Competition,

International Feature Film Competition,

ANIMATOR.PL Polish Animated Film Competition

and for the first time ever :

International Animated Series Competition!

Please submit your entries until 15 March 2021 and apply by FilmFreeway. Submission is free!

            Animator is exceptionally open-minded: it readily responds to new phenomena, captures new trends and appreciates artistic experiments. Each year the festival attracts over ten thousand viewers. The screenings of competition films are particularly popular. The audience vote for their favourite features and shorts.

            The Poznań Festival is one of the three festivals in Poland (and the only animated film festival) to receive Oscar® qualifying status from the American Film Academy. This means that a short film that wins the Festival's Grand Prix, the Golden Pegasus, is on a fast track to being considered for an Oscar® nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category and can compete for this prestigious award.

That's yet another reason to be here!

            ANIMATOR helps authors win international recognition. It attracts the attention of film industry professionals from all over the world. For the last 13 years, the Festival has won the hearts of international audiences, critics and artists. It has honoured the greatest ones and helped debutantes to earn a name for themselves. Animator is regularly visited by recognized authors, directors, animators (Maciek Szczerbowski, Michaela Pavlátová, Theodore Ushev, Quay Brothers, Emily Hubley, Eric Goldberg, Tim Allen, David Silverman, Signe Baumane, Mike Johnson), producers (Julie Roy, NFBC, David Sproxton, Aardman Animations, Heather Henson, Ron Diamond, Acme Filmworks) and representatives of fellow animation festivals (Annecy IAFF, Ottawa IAF, Animafest Zagreb). The Festival's guests are always happy to share their experience, reveal some tricks of the trade, teach workshops and actively contribute to the event's prestige. Animator also stands for meetings, discussions, interactions and a great deal of music. Its relationship with animation is particularly cherished here. In addition to the main prizes, the International Jury awards the Special Prize for Best Music Film or Best Film Music.  

Animator 2021 will be taking place from 9 to 15 July. Entries can be submitted free of charge until 15 March 2021. The prize pool is 146,000.00 PLN (over 34,000.00 EUR)!  Application form:


International Short Film Competition

International Feature Film Competition

ANIMATOR.PL Polish Animated Film Competition

International Animated Series Competition - a new competition category!

More details and full terms and conditions for submitting films and series to the ANIMATOR festival are available at and Festival.


More info: