Call for Entry

21st FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers, the FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival (Switzerland) is accepting animated short films until May 15, 2023.

About the festival:
Fantoche is Switzerland’s most prestigious animated film festival and is one of the leading events for the medium in the world. It takes place every year in September over the course of six days in the Swiss town of Baden. The festival, which benefits from broad media coverage, attracts both industry professionals and the general public.

The diverse festival programme comprises more than 280 animated short and features films from around the world every year. The schedule is augmented by a wide range of presentations, panels, lectures and exhibitions. Each year, Fantoche holds both an international and a Swiss competition for short animated productions. Under the guidance of the curators, it addresses and explores an array of key themes and shines the spotlight on new, multimedia-based and interactive forms of animation. Fantoche maintains various partnerships with national and international cultural events and festivals, and is involved in cultural exchange throughout the year.

– The festival is open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations of live action and animation.
– Short Films should not exceed the 40-minute mark.
– Films must have been completed after December 31, 2021.
– Films with non-English dialogue must be subtitled in English.
– Films must be submitted preferably via the platform FilmFreeway.
Submission Fees: FREE
Deadline: May 15, 2023
Notification Date: July 10, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: (This is also the submission link)

We remind readers that the 21st FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival will take place from September 5 – 10, 2023 in Baden, Switzerland.

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

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