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33rd World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2023

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites you to submit your film for the 33rd edition of the Festival, taking place 5-10 June 2023 in Zagreb.

All short and feature animated films and VR projects released after 1 January 2022 are eligible to apply.

Animafest 2023 has six (6) 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.

The 2023 competition includes the following categories:

  • Short Films

    • Short Film Competition
    • Student Film Competition — films produced at educational institution
    • Films for Children Competition
    • Croatian Film Competition — films whose majority producer is Croatian and/or films by Croatian director
  • Feature Films — minimum running time 40 minutes
    • Feature Film Competition
  • VR/360/Interactive Projects
    • VR Animation Competition — open to immersive works (created for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR) that include animation as the main component

The list of films selected for the competition and world panorama programs will be announced on the Festival’s official website no later than 1 April 2023. 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.

Submission Deadlines

  • 1 February 2023 — for short films in all categories
  • 15 March 2023 — for feature films and VR projects

About Animafest Zagreb

Since its establishment in 1972, 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.

No Entry Fee!

It's free to enter.