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32nd World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2022

Deadline: February 1st, 2022

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites you to submit your film for the 32nd edition of the Festival, taking place 6-11 June 2022 in 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.

Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary. Over 50% of the production must be animate. All short and feature animated films completed after 1 January 2021 are eligible to apply. Films entered for the previous Festival will not be taken into consideration.

Note! Submission Deadlines for the short films in all categories is 1 February 2022 and for the feature films and VR projects is 15 March 2022.


Short films (maximum running time 40 minutes) can be submitted to following competition categories:

  1. Short Film Competition
  2. Student Film Competition – films produced in an educational institution (art schools and film schools)
  3. Films for Children Competition
  4. Croatian Film Competition – films whose majority producer is Croatian and/or films by Croatian directors

Feature films (minimum running time 40 minutes) can be submitted to the following competition category:

  • Feature Film Competition

VR/360/interactive projects can be submitted to the following competition category:

  • VR Animation Competition – open to immersive works (created for the Oculus, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR) that include animation as the main component

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

Why You Should Apply

  • There is no entry fee to participate!
  • Animafest 2022 has total prize fund amounts to 10,500 Euros of which 2,500 Euros are reserved for the Grand Prix award — awarded to both short and feature films.

Who Can Apply?

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

Submission Procedure

  • The online application should contain additional materials: director’s photograph; 3 still images from the film (min. 300 dpi); dialogue list in English.
  • The submitted work must be in the final edited version. Unfinished films will not be taken into consideration.
  • 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.
  • A preview screener must be submitted online entering a link and a password for download in the online application form. Preview screener must be available for download until 1 April 2022. (note: festival recommends using vimeo as video sharing service.)

***Preview Screener of the Film: digital file with the following technical specifications: Format: Quicktime or MPEG4; Codec: H264; FPS: Native; Resolution: 1920×1080 or 1280×720; bitrate: max. 10000kbit/s. Films with dialogues or narration in languages other than English must have integrated English subtitles

How to Apply

For each film, the applicant is required to fill out a separate online entry form and submit a preview screener of the film.

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 2022. All applicants will be notified regarding the selection results.

Visit Animafest Zagreb for more information.

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