Call for Entries: CutOut Fest, Cinanima and Primanima

If you have a short film, take note of the following call for entries from these quality festivals: CutOut Fest in Querétaro, Mexico, Cinanima in Espinho, Portugal, and Primanima in Budaörs, Hungary.

CutOut Fest will take place November 14-16 in Querétaro, Mexico. I want to enter simply based on their triptastic ‘call for entries’ video, which was produced by Memoma. They accept entries for narrative and experimental animation as well as music videos. Graduation films are accepted only for animation students in Mexico.

Submission is FREE. Films should be 30 minutes or less and produced after January 2012. Deadline is this weekend, June 30th. For full details, go to CutOut’s submission page.


CINANIMA celebrates its 37th edition this year in Espinho, Portugal. The festival takes place between November 11-17, and has competition categories for shorts, graduation films, commissioned films and feature films.

Submission is FREE. Deadline is July 12. Regulations and entry forms at the CINANIMA website.


Heading into its second year, PRIMANIMA is a festival dedicated to up-and-coming filmmakers. They accept only student films, graduation films and debut animated shorts. The festival will take place between October 23-26, in the town of Budaörs (a suburb of Budapest, Hungary)

Submission is FREE and the deadline is August 20. To submit, visit the festival’s official website.


  • Frank Forte

    I think this is a great feature. letting filmmakers know when the call for entries are announced–not just deadlines. This gives everyone enough time to get their films ready and submit. Please keep this going.

  • Ant G

    awesome, thanks