Chester Animation Festival


Years running: 9 (since 2014)

Chester Animation Festival

International Panorama: short animation films.


Chester International Film Festival is delighted to offer animators the chance to submit work for our inaugural Animation Showcase to accompany the 2014 festival. Films will be shown prior to the main film each night. This is the first time we have held this event.

Depending on its success, we hope to develop into a full animation festival to run alongside our long standing international film festival.



  • Any animated film — from anywhere, made whenever, shown wherever, and in any genre.
  • Short animation under 15 min.,
  • One film per person only.
  • All animation methods are eligible: hand-drawn, computer, stop-motion, pixilation, rotoscope, motion capture, compositing with live action, etc. Live action films must have a strong animation component.
  • ll genres of animation are eligible: narrative, abstract, music video, advertisement, documentary, motion comics, non-play video game sequences, etc.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • All entries are via Film Freeway.

    We ask that you include 2 or 3 high-resolution stills for publicity purposes if possible.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Mike Graham



United Kingdom

Official Website



Animation 18
c/o Mike Graham 22
Holbein Close
Chester CH4 7EU.


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 04, 2019
  • Deadline
    January 19, 2020
  • Notifications
    February 24, 2020
  • Event Dates
    6 — 15 March 2020
Categories & Fees

Films should be 15 minutes maximum.

  • Deadline — $5

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