Golden Kuker


Years running: 15 (since 2010)

Golden Kuker

International Animation Film Festival.


GOLDEN KUKER SOFIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL is organised by the Bulgarian Association of Independent Cartoon Animation Artists – BAICAA. More than 450 films from 60 countries enter the competition every year, among which films nominated for an «Oscar» and films of artists awarded at international festivals category «A». The festival consists of competition, informational and retrospective programmes, as well as supporting events such as workshops, master-classes, lectures, round tables and presentations, which provide a rare opportunity to meet world renowned animation professionals, make contacts and present/watch the latest animation creations from all around the world.


  • Grand Prix «Golden Kuker» for Best animated film,
  • Special award «Proyko Proykov» for Best Romantic film,
  • Best Super short animated film award (about 1 min),
  • Best Short animated film award (up to 10 min),
  • Best Short animated film award (from 10 to 45 min),
  • Best Feature animated film award (over 45 min),
  • Best Student animated film award,
  • Best Short film made for kids award,
  • Best Episode from TV series,
  • Best Music video award,
  • Best Animated eco film,
  • Best Animated advertisement film


Only works completed after January 1st, 2021  and never previously entered at IAFF Golden Kuker – Sofia will be accepted.

Submit a film in the following order:

  • Fill out the online entry form electronically, providing a link for the download (eventually the password as well)!


  • Sign the printed form and send it by mail together with your film on a DVD, and a CD containing a synopsis of the film of maximum 300 characters, a biography of the film director of 400 characters, HQ photos of the director(s) and 3 HQ different photos of the film.

Selection Media Type: DVD, online (HD is the best) 

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director — Nadezhda Slavova




Official Website


Postal Address for Film Submissions:

IAFF Golden Kuker
Festival director Nadezhda Slavova
Bulgaria, Sofia 1415, kv. Dragalevtsi 
ulitsa Stilyan Chilingirov No 4

Address office:

Bulgaria, 1303 Sofia,
8 Zone B-5,
en. A, 9 floor, ap. 46

Phone: +359 2 929 45 00
Mobile: +359 887 301 207; +359 887 603 470


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 17, 2023
  • Deadline
    March 15, 2024
  • Notifications
    April 15, 2024
  • Event Dates
    8 — 12 May 2024
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