27th World Festival of Animated Film: Animafest Zagreb ’17

Deadline: 1 February 2017
Open to: filmmakers from all around the world
Prize: total prize fund of 9,500 EUR for 4 competition categories


The 27th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2017 – is now open. Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary.

This year’s competition categories are:

  • Short Films;
  • Feature Films;
  • Student Films;
  • Films for Children.

This year’s festival will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 5th to 10th of June 2017.


Enthusiastic filmmakers from all around the world are welcomed to apply. Only films completed after 1 January 2016 and never previously entered in the Festival are eligible for entry.

The list of films selected for the competition programs will be announced on the Festival’s official website not later than 1 April 2017. All applicants will be notified regarding the selection results.


The total prize fund amounts to 9,500 EUR for the four (4) main competition categories and – of which 2,500 EUR are reserved for the Grand Prix award – awarded to both short and feature films.

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

How to apply?

There’s no entry fee for taking part in the contest. In order to apply, submit your film here.

For more information please visit the official web page.

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