Animation Festival List and Submission Guide

cb-animationfestivalguideWith tons of animation and film festivals nowadays, it can be hard to determine which festivals are legit. Our hand-picked animation festival guide identifies reputable international festivals to which you can submit your film. The list is updated regularly so bookmark and check back often for new places to submit your films. (Last updated: June 4, 2015)

October 2015
  • SPARK ANIMATION 2015
    (Vancouver, Canada)
    Festival website
    Festival dates: October 21–25, 2015
    Submission deadline: Regular: September 7, 2015; Extended: September 22, 2015
    Entry fee: $10-$80
    Submission Info
November 2015
  • LES SOMMETS DU CINEMA D’ANIMATION
    (Montreal, Canada)
    Festival website
    Festival dates: November 25–29, 2015
    Submission deadline: September 14, 2015
    Entry fee: FREE
    Submission Info
February 2016

  • NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
    (New York, USA)
    Festival website
    Festival dates: February 26–March 20, 2016
    Submission deadline: Shorts (early: September 9, final: October 7), Features (early: October 7, final: November 11)
    Entry fee: $25-$100
    Submission Info

March 2016

  • GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL
    (Berkeley, California, USA)
    Festival Website
    Festival dates: March 3–6, 2016
    Submission deadline: July 1 (Early Bird), August 1 (Early), October 1 (Regular), December 15 (Late)
    Entry fee: FREE-$35
    Submission Info

Upcoming: 2016 Festival Submissions

  • Holland Animation Film Festival
    Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Northwest Animation Festival
    Portland and Eugene, Oregon
  • Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Future Film Festival
    Bologna, Italy
  • Athens Animfest
    Athens, Greece
  • Chilemonos International Animation Festival
    Santiago, Chile
  • Anifilm
    Třeboň, Czech Republic
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Animafest Zagreb
    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Annecy International Animation Film Festival
    Annecy, France
  • Fest Anča
    Žilina, Slovakia
  • SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival
  • Animafest Cyprus
    Cyprus
  • Animation Block Party
    Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Anibar Fest
    Pejë, Kosovo
  • FANTOCHE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
    Baden, Switzerland
  • Ottawa Int’ Animation Festival
    Ottawa, Canada
  • Student Academy Awards
    United States
  • FESTIVAL BY PIXELATL
    Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • MONTREAL STOP-MOTION FILM FESTIVAL
    Montreal, Canada
  • KROK INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILMS FESTIVAL
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • ANIM’EST
    Bucharest, Romania
  • CORFU ANIMATION FESTIVAL
    Corfu, Greece
  • KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
    Hokkaido, Japan
  • CINANIMA
    Espinho, Portugal