Animafest Zagreb


Years running: 51 (since 1972)

Animafest Zagreb

World Festival of Animated Film.


The World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb is traditionally the second oldest festival in Europe. In the course of its forty-year-old history it has systematically been following world animation production through a number of films in competition and out of competition. Built on the tradition of the Zagreb School of Animation, Animafest, the festival oriented towards auteur film, has made a reputation of being one of the most significant events in the domain of animated film.


Grand Competition: 

  • Grand Prix (best short film of the festival) – cash award of 2,500 €; 
  • Golden Zagreb Prize (encouragement of creativity and innovative artistic achievement) – cash award of 2,000 €; 
  • “Zlatko Grgić” Prize (best first production apart from educational institutions) – cash award of 1,500 €.
  •  Short Film, audience award

Feature film competition:

  • Grand Prix - Feature Film (best feature film of the festival) – cash award of 2,500 €.

Student Film Competition:

  • “Dušan Vukotić” Prize (best student film) – cash award of 1,000 €.

Films for Children Competition: 

  • Best film for children.

Best Animation School – award to an educational institution for the best choice of films submitted for selection (at the discretion of the Student Films Competition selection committee).


  • Over 50% of the production must consist of animated sequences;
  • Films finished after 1 January 2021.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Download work via Internet.
  • Provide Additional materials: director’s photograph, 3 film stills (300dpi), dialogue list in English.

Subtitles language: English

Screening Media Type: DCP, 35mm

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Artistic Director: Daniel Šuljić
  • Production: HULAHOP Ltd
  • Producers: Olinka Vištica, Vjera Matković




Official Website



World Festival oF animated Film –
animafesT Zagreb
c/o hulahop lTd.
nova ves 18
10000 Zagreb,


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline (shorts)
    February 01, 2022
  • Deadline (features)
    March 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    6 — 11 June 2022
Categories & Fees

maximum running time 40 minutes

  • Deadline (shorts) — free
  • Deadline (features) — free

minimum running time 40 minutes

  • Deadline (shorts) — free
  • Deadline (features) — free

Films produced at educational institution. Maximum running time 40 minutes

  • Deadline (shorts) — free
  • Deadline (features) — free

Maximum running time 40 minutes

  • Deadline (shorts) — free
  • Deadline (features) — free

Films whose country of production is Croatia and/or films by Croatian directors Maximum running time 40 minutes.

  • Deadline (shorts) — free
  • Deadline (features) — free
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