Anima Mundi


Years running: 30 (since 1993)

Anima Mundi

International Animation Film Festival.


A festival that aims to inform, train, educate and entertain by using the infinite possibilities of the language of animation. In 2011 Anima Mundi celebrates its 19th anniversary by promoting, beyond the annual festival in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, a series of activities that are reflected in this website. Participate in Anima Mundi by entering your film, joining our virtual community and glancing through our windows the universe of International Animation. 


GRAND PRIZE — ANIMA MUNDI — Awarded by the professional jury and the festival directors to the short film that stands out as a special achievement to the language of animation. Prize - R$ 15.000,00.

Anima Mundi is a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences. The recipient of the "Anima Mundi Grand Prix" may be eligible to enter the Animated Short Film competition for the concurrent Oscar® season.


  • Best Script — R$ 4.000,00
  • Best Sound Design — R$ 4.000,00
  • Best Art Direction Prize — R$ 4.000,00
  • Best Animation Technique — R$ 4.000,00
  • Gallery Award — R$ 4.000,00
  • Best Commissioned Film (Portfolio) —  R$ 4,000.00 


  • Short Film — R$ 10.000,00,
  • Short for Children — R$ 5.000,00,
  • Brazilian Short Film — R$ 8.000,00,
  • Student Film — R$ 4.000,00,
  • Feature Film — R$ 5.000,00,
  • Feature for Children — R$ 5.000,00.


  • The submitted works must include the use of any animation technique. There is no restrictions on themes or genre.
  • Brazilian premieres are recommended.
  • There is no limit to the number of works submitted per entrant.
  • The entry form must be completely filled in and sent through the online version available exclusively at the website.
  • Subtitles language: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Official Website



Instituto IDEIA
Rua Voluntários da Pátria,
259 - Sobrado Botafogo -
Rio de Janeiro
CEP/ZIP CODE 22270-003 Brazil

Phone: (55 21) 2543-8860,
(55 21) 2541-7499


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    March 31, 2019
  • Notifications
    April 18, 2019
  • Event Dates
    17 — 28 July 2019
Categories & Fees

Сommissioned works for advertising, institutional campaigns, video games, music videos or special effects sequences for live-action featurefilms.

  • Deadline — free

Films over 50 minutes long for children.

  • Deadline — free

Graduation shorts produced in animation courses or workshops, screened in the Short Film and Short for Children sessions.

  • Deadline — free

Animation for Children.

  • Deadline — free

Animation (under 50 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Films over 50 minutes long.

  • Deadline — free
  • Deadline — free

Unconventional or experimental animation works that will be presented in a special Gallery auditory.

  • Deadline — free
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