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Conference Events


Begins: November 6, 2023

The international festival of animation, games, and VFX will take place November 6-10 and feature a week of networking, workshops, and screenings.

Festivals Events

LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival

Begins: October 4, 2023

The event celebrates creativity amongst animators and media artists, promotes contemporary animation and media art in Ukraine; the 10th edition will take place October 4-8 in Kyiv.

Festivals Events

Seoul Indie-AniFest 2023

Begins: September 14, 2023

Organized by KIAFA (the Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers' Association), the 19th edition of the festival seeks to introduce to audiences wonderful independent animation from Asia; the festival runs September 14-19 in Seoul.

Festival Events

ANIMA – Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba 2023

Begins: October 3, 2023

The international animation festival, running October 3-6, brings together academics, art and culture in a unique event devoted to animation in its artistic and technological dimensions.

Festivals Events

Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival

Begins: September 21, 2023

The 8th annual ITWIFF will be presented as a hybrid structure at Regal Battery Park, allowing women and non-binary filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in categories such as Best Feature Film, Fest Documentary Feature, Best Short Film, and Best Animated Short; the festival runs from September 21 to October 1.

AIAF Events

Australian International Animation Festival 2017

By Hages | Monday, May 8, 2017 at 4:24pm
Begins: May 12, 2017

CSU Animation & Visual Effects present the 14th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival, running Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14, 2017.

2D animation Events

The Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Extravaganza

Begins: May 19, 2017

Spending another Friday night sorting your loose change? Put your dreams of fortune and glory on hold and come on down to The Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Extravaganza 8:00 PM, May 19th, 2017 at The Bug Theatre!

Bearver C. Rogers hosts Denver’s very own animation festival featuring 30 animated shorts from around the globe! Places you’ve possibly heard of like Germany, Israel, Spain, New York, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Hungary, Los Angeles, Ireland, France, and Colorado Springs!

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Chester Animation Festival 2017

Begins: March 2, 2017

We are open for submissions!

Absolute deadline is 8th January 2017.

Chester International Film Festival is delighted to offer animators the chance to submit work for our Animation Festival to accompany the 2017 programme. Films will be shown prior to the main film each night. All submissions are welcome, whether you are a professional or an amateur. The deadline for entries is Jan 8, 2017. Online submissions are strongly encouraged.

AIAF Events

Australian International Animation Festival 2016

By Hages | Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:03am
Begins: May 13, 2016

CSU Animation and Visual Effects present the 13th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival, running Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Animation Events

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Begins: June 21, 2015




The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.

For full guidelines and entry form:

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Australian International Animation Festival 2014

By Hages | Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:55pm
Begins: May 9, 2014

CSU Animation and Visual Effects is proud to present the 11th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival. This internationally renowned event features over 100 prestigious films adeptly selected from more than 2,500 submissions from all around the world. The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation and the premiere screening of this highly acclaimed collection is happening from the humble host city of Wagga Wagga in regional Australia.

Short Events

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2013 Call for Entries!

Begins: June 7, 2013

This year's Edinburgh Short Film Festival is once again open for entries, screening the best in contemporary International short cinema alongside Scottish & UK short films in Scotland's ancient capital! The Festival welcomes submissions from Scottish, UK and International filmmakers. All genres will be considered. Films must have been completed after the 1st January 2011, the maximum


Big Apple PonyCon

Begins: March 23, 2013

30 years of magic!

Big Apple Ponycon is an exciting new NYC area fan convention for fans of small collectible equines, including collectible ponies, comics about ponies, and cartoons about (you guessed it) ponies. New York is a uniquely amazing city, and it deserves a uniquely amazing pony convention! That's why we're pulling out all the stops to ensure that this is a convention worthy of our wonderful city.