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Call for Entries Animafest Zagreb 2017

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites you to submit your films for the 27th edition of the Festival, taking place 5-10 June 2017 in Zagreb.
All short and feature animated films completed after 1 January 2016 are eligible to apply via an online application form on

anidox Blogs

Call for Entries - Anidox Residency and Anidox Lab in Viborg, Denmark

ANIDOX:LAB is open for applications until December 1st!

  • 3 professional seminars in Viborg and Copenhagen - Denmark. 
  • A unique opportunity for talented documentary and animation filmmakers to engage and combine their two worlds. 
  • A time-based cinematic approach, as well as digital platforms that allow for multiple stories and timelines.
In Passing Blogs

Another Bright Star in the World of Animation Shines in the Heavens: Eduard Nazarov 1941-2016

On September 11, 2016 the world lost a renowned animator with the passing of Russian director Eduard Vasilevich Nazarov in Moscow at the age of 75.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

Upping the Ante on Festival Standards: Animafest Zagreb; Zagreb, Croatia 6 – 11 June 2016

Animafest Zagreb is the second oldest animation festival in the world, after the Annecy International Animation Festival.  It has always been an excellent festival, but this year Artistic Director Daniel Suljic set a new standard for festival excellence. Along with the six International Competition programs, the Student Film Competition, two Croatian Film Competitions and nine feature films, the week was packed with special events.

Film Blogs

The 7th Annual Golden Kuker International Festival of Animated Film 9 – 15 May 2016 - Sofia, Bulgaria

In the 7 years since its inception the Golden Kuker International Animation Festival has become an important event in Sofia.  Under the guidance of founder Nadezhda Slavova, the festival continues to grow.  This year 935 short films and 15 feature films were submitted to the selection committee.

animated film festival Blogs

Call for Submissions: VOID International Animation Film Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark 26 January - 4 February, 2017

VOID International Animation Film Festival in Copenhagen is calling for submissions: new, animated films - made for an adult audience - completed after January 1st, 2015.

Stuttgart 2016 Blogs

Animation For Grown-Ups: 23rd International Trickfilm Festival Of Animated Film and FMX - 26 April to 1 May 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany

The motto of the 23rd International Trickfilm Festival was Animation For Grown-ups, and sure enough, the films shown at the opening night of the International Competition were very thought provoking.

film animation festivals competition puppets Blogs

Call for Entries - PUPPET IS A HUMAN TOO - International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films

Call for Entries for the International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults - October 10 - 16, 2016 - a festival that combines two worlds, the world of theatre and cinema.

Animation Festival Blogs

Animated Dreams Animation Festival - Tallinn, Estonia, 18-22 November 2015

Estonians are natural story tellers and many of their films are metaphoric stories about very human problems. If you take the time and effort to dig deeper beyond the surface the stories are extremely layered.

book review Blogs

ANIMATON A WORLD HISTORY Volumes 1, 2, and 3 by Giannalberto Bendazzi

After 7 years of extensive research Giannalberto Bendazzi’s long awaited three volume set of Animation  A World History is finally here! More than just a continuation of his 1994 ground breaking Cartoons, these three volumes thoroughly cover the history of every phase of animation over the last three centuries.