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Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The 29th Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film, is now open for submissions in its 2019 edition inviting all filmmakers from all around the world to partecipate.


The World Festival of Animated Film 2019 – Animafest Zagreb has been recently opened for entries and like very year invites submissions from all over the world. This annual Animation Festival will take a place from 3-8 June 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, established in 1972, is the second oldest film festival in the world completely dedicated to animation. Launched thanks to the global reputation of the filmmakers sprung from the Zagreb School of Animation, founded based on the decision of ASIFA, International Animated Film Association, Zagreb Film production company and City of Zagreb, Animafest Zagreb takes place every year early in June. Since its establishment Animafest Zagreb and its competitions, retrospectives, presentations, exhibitions, pitching forums lectures, awards, panoramas, workshops and all other additional events have consistently influenced and greatly contributed to their city’s artistic life, as well as promotion of animation art throughout the world.

This is a festival by the filmmakers for the filmmakers. Creative animation, in all its different forms – from traditional drawings, to stop motion, CGI, to most experimental cross-media explorations – has been the focus of attention since the very beginning. Filmmakers from all four corners of the world know that coming to Zagreb means joining friends, benevolent colleagues and an audience that recognises, appreciates and loves their works. You can meet all of them, from the biggest named boasting outstanding filmographies, to the up and coming new talents and students, in a theatre seat next to you. Animafest Zagreb is a place of inspiration, creativity, exchange of ideas, innovation, communication and international diversity. Z… is for Zagreb! Daniel Šuljić
, Art Director

All short and feature animated films completed after 1 January 2018 are eligible.

Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary.

The 2019 competition includes the following categories:

Short Film
Feature Film
Student Film — films produced at educational institution
Films for Children
Croatian Film — films whose majority producer is Croatian and/or films by Croatian directors

Submission requirements:

• Filled-in entry form (one entry form required for each submitted film)
Preview screener (Festival recommends using Vimeo as video sharing service)
• Additional materials:
- Director's photograph
- 3 film stills (300dpi)
- Dialogue list in English

The list of films selected for the competition and world panorama programs will be announced on the Festival’s official website not later than 1 April 2019. All applicants will be notified regarding the selection results.

Each director whose film is selected for the official festival program will be contacted by the Festival management for hospitality arrangements.

There is no entry fee to participate!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

World Festival of Animated Film 2019 – Animafest Zagreb is open to all filmmakers from all around the world.


Animafest 2019 has five main competition categories and the total prize fund amounts to 10,500 Euro, of which 2,500 Euro are reserved for the Grand Prix Award — awarded to both short and feature films.

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