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List of international animation festivals

This is a list of past and present international animation festivals. These festivals include only animation and accept submissions from around the world. They often show an international program of independent, student, and commercial work. They may or may not be competitive. Some are touring festivals which are not based in a single city.

Name Est. City
(or other location)
Country Website
2d Or Not 2d Animation Festival 2006 Seattle, Washington United States
Anibar International Animation Festival 2010 Peć Kosovo[a] [1]
Anifest Czech Republic 2002 Teplice Czech Republic
Anifest Hungary 2000 Budapest Hungary
Anifest India 2005 Mumbai India
Animac 1996 Lleida Spain
Anima Festival 1982 Brussels Belgium [2]
Animahenasyon 2007 Manila Philippines
Anifilm 2010 Třeboň Czech Republic
Anima Mundi 1992 Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo Brazil (Takes place in July)
International Animation Festival "FIA" 2007 Montevideo / Montevideo Uruguay (Takes place in September)
Animasivo. Festival de animación contemporánea 2007 Ciudad de México México (Takes place in June)
Animasyros 2008 Hermoupolis, Syros / Athens Greece
Animated Dreams 1998 Tallinn Estonia
Animateka 2003 Ljubljana Slovenia
Animaze Festival 2011 Montreal, Quebec Canada
anim'est 2006 Bucharest Romania
Animafest Zagreb 1972 Zagreb Croatia (Takes place in May–June)
The Animation Show 2003 Various United States
ANIMATOR FESTIVAL - International Animated Film Festival 2008 Poznań Poland
Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games 2000 Middlesbrough United Kingdom
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 1960 Annecy France
BLOC PROJECTS - Animation Project 2011 Multiple cities on the East Coast United States BLOC PROJECTS
Bradford Animation Festival 1994 Bradford United Kingdom
Brickfilmsfestivalen Sweden 2007 Örnsköldsvik Sweden
Canterbury Anifest 2007 Canterbury United Kingdom
Caribbean Animation Festival 2001 Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago
Chilemonos International Animation Festival 2012 Santiago Chile
China International Cartoon and Animation Festival 2005 Hangzhou China
Cinanima 1976 Espinho Portugal
Córdoba International Animation Festival - ANIMA 2001 Córdoba, Argentina Argentina
CTN animation eXpo 2009 Burbank, California United States
CutOut Fest International Animated Short Film Festival 2009 Querétaro Mexico
Etiuda&Anima 1996 Krakow Poland [3]
Flip Animation Festival 2004 Wolverhampton United Kingdom
Fantoche 1995 Baden Switzerland
Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2008 Žilina Slovakia
Festival International du Court Métrage d'Animation 2011 Roanne France Ciné-court animé
Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials 1996 Kecskemét Hungary
GIRAF 2004 Calgary, Alberta Canada
GLAS Animation Festival 2016 Berkeley, California USA [4]
Hamburg Animation Award 2003 Hamburg Germany [5]
Holland Animation Film Festival 1987 Utrecht The Netherlands
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 1985 Hiroshima Japan
Imaginaria International Animation Festival 2003 Conversano Italy
International Animation and Cartoon Festival 2013 Various Bangladesh
International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker" 2010 Sofia Bulgaria
International Animated Film Festival "Tindirindis" 2003 Vilnius Lithuania
International Digital Film Festival Kinofest 2007 Bucharest Romania
International Film Festival "Etiuda&Anima" 1994 Krakow Poland
KuanDu International Animation Festival 2014 New Taipei City Taiwan
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2007 Amsterdam The Netherlands
KROK International Animated Films Festival 1989 Volga or Dnieper rivers Russia/Ukraine
London International Animation Festival 2004 London United Kingdom
Monstra Festival 2001 Lisbon Portugal
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2002 Melbourne Australia
Ottawa International Animation Festival 1976 Ottawa Canada
Platform International Animation Festival 2007 Portland, Oregon United States
PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations 2012 Budaörs Hungary
Puchon International Student Animation Festival 1999 Puchon South Korea
Puppet Animation Festival 1984 Various Scotland
ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan 2009 Yerevan Armenia
Red Stick International Animation Festival 2004 Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States
Savannah International Animation Festival 2010 Savannah, Georgia United States
Scotland Loves Animation 2010 Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
Scratch! International Animation Film Festival 2012 Lecce Italy
Silver Salt Animation Festival 2010 Mumbai-India touring India
South Beach International Animation Festival 2008 South Beach, Miami, Florida United States
Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation 1976 United States-International-Touring United States-International-Touring
Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation 2008 Stoke-on-Trent United Kingdom
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 1982 Stuttgart Germany
SUPERTOON International Animation Festival 2011 Šibenik, Croatia Croatia
TAAFI - Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2012 Toronto, Ontario Canada
Tecnotoon Animation Fest 2008 Miami United States
Tofuzi Festival of Animated film 2009 Tbilisi Georgia
TOFF Torino Flash Festival! 2002 Turin Italy
Toronto International Student Animation Festival 2007 Toronto Canada
VIEWFest, Digital Movie Festival 2005 Turin Italy
Visual Music Marathon 2009 New York USA
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema 2001 Waterloo Canada
World Festival of Animated Film Varna 1979 Varna Bulgaria


a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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