Years running: 17 (since 2006)


International Animation Film Festival.


Anim’est, the Bucharest International Animation Film Festival, is an international competition festival organized by ESTENEST, a non-profit cultural association submitted to the Romanian law and seeks to promote cartoons and animated films from all over the world, encouraging the production of Romanian animated films.

Competitive categories:

  • Short film.
  • Feature film.
  • Music video.
  • Student film.
  • Romanian short film.
  • Minimest.

Animash, tributes and retrospectives - short and long animated films reflecting the latest tendencies of the genre or selected on account of their role in the history of animated film, regardless of length, production date or country of origin.


The Jury will award:

  • The jury prize of the Anim’est Trophy – for the best short film in competition
  • The best short film
  • The best feature film
  • The best student short film
  • The best music video
  • The best Romanian short film
  • The best short film of Minimest section

All the prizes will be offered to the directors and sent within one month from the end of the festival.  

Based on the votes of the public, the audience film prize will be awarded to the films from the Animash section of anim’est.


Films made after January 1st 2021, which have not previously competed in any anim’est festival.

Fill in the online entry form and provide at least two still from the film (the resolution should be no less than 300dpi), a digital version of the film for preview (.mov or .mp4 format) and english subtitle file of the film for previewing.

The shipping expenses are the responsibility of the participants in competition. For the films in the Animash section, Anim’est will support one way of the shipment of the prints, especially the way back to the distributor or the next festival, wherever necessarily. The shipping details will be provided by the festival, on time for each participant.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Anim’est is organized by ESTENEST.




Official Website


Asociaţia ESTENEST
Drumul Taberei nr. 92
bl. C7, ap. 235
Sector 6
Zip code 061406
Phone: +4 0725 920 924

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    June 20, 2022
  • Event Dates
    7 — 16 October 2022
Categories & Fees

less than 50’

  • Deadline — free

more than 50’

  • Deadline — free

Short animated films, primarily together with existing music covering minimally 80% of the footage.

  • Deadline — free

short animated films presenting an interest for a public of children aged 4 to 1.

  • Deadline — free

Short animated films made by a student or a film school (graduation films or not)

  • Deadline — free
  • Deadline — free
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