Call for Entry

33rd World Festival of Animated Film, AnimaFest Zagreb – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers, the World Festival of Animated Film, AnimaFest Zagreb (Croatia) is accepting animated short films until February 1, 2023 and feature animated films & VR Projects until March 15, 2023.

About the festival:
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. Until 2005 the festival was held biennially, and afterwards continued in the annual rhythm, devoting even years to short film and odd years to feature film. After Zagreb Film and Zagreb Concert Management, in 2007 the festival organisation was taken over by the private production company Hulahop with the aim of further development and balancing the programme with the requirements of contemporary tendencies, approaching broader audiences and providing added values to professionals. In 2015 Animafest Zagreb merged short and feature festival editions and became festival dedicated to animation in all its forms on annual basis.

Competition Categories:
– Short Films
1.1 Short Film Competition
1.2 Student Film Competition
1.3 Films for Children Competition
1.4 Croatian Film Competition
– Feature Film Competition
– VR/360/Interactive Projects

– The festival accepts films of all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary. (Over 50% of the production must be animated).
– The festival accepts short films (below 40 minutes), feature films (over 40 minutes), and VR/360/Interactive Projects.
– The festival accepts student films.
– Work-In-Progress are not eligible for submission.
– Films with dialogue or narration in languages other than English should have English subtitles. Films with dialogue or narration in English are recommended to be entered with a screener with English subtitles.
Submission Fee: FREE
* Short Films – February 1, 2023
* Feature Films & VR Projects – March 15, 2023
Notification Date: April 1, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:

To submit to the festival please visit: Submission Link

We remind readers that the 33rd World Festival of Animated Film, AnimaFest Zagreb will take place from June 5 – 10, 2023.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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