Holland Animation Film Festival


Years running: 24 (since 1998)

Holland Animation Film Festival

International Animation Film Festival in Netherlands.


The festival aims at bringing high-quality animation films to the attention of an adult audience, as well as stimulating screening of these films in cinemas and on television. The festival plans to achieve this goal by screening different types of animation, by organizing competitions and raising publicity for the medium.


International competition for features

  • Grand Prix for best film

International competition for shorts

  • Grand Prix for best narrative film and best non-narrative film.
    Both winners have a carte blanche programme in the 2019 edition MovieZone
  • Award for best film of the young jury (14-19 yrs)

Competition for Dutch animation

  • Grand Prix for best professional film
  • Certificate for two other nominees for best professional film
  • Certificate for trade award for best professional film
  • Certificate for Audience Award

international competition for student films

  • Grand Prix for the best film
  • Certificate for second and third prizes

Competition HAFF Junior

  • Klassefilm HAFF Junior Audience Award for the favourite film of the young audience (8+)
  • Distribution of the film in a national educational project of EYE

international web competition HAFFTube

  • Certificate for best film


  • The entered films must have had the première after the 1st of January 2017. 
  • The number of entries is unlimited. However, for every entry a separate entry form must be completed. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form.
  • At least one still in jpg or png (300 dpi) and a (downloadable) preview screener of the film are to be included into an entry form. Trailer, director’s picture, poster and/or bio are welcomed.
  • The screener has to be downloadable or send to us on an USB flash drive or hard drive.
  • No DVD and Blu-Rays!

Selection Media Type: USB, online
Screening Media Type: DCP and digital video (high quality QuickTime file)

Subtitle language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director — Gerben Schermer




Official Website




Holland Animation Film Festival
Hoogt 4
3512 GW Utrecht
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 30 2331733

Email: info@haff.nl

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    December 01, 2017
  • Notifications
    January 07, 2018
  • Event Dates
    21 — 25 March 2018
Categories & Fees

Eligible for the Competition Dutch Animation are all Dutch animated commercials, promotional films, music videos, educational or information films, film or television leaders, television films, episodes from television series, independently produced films, student films, broadcast design and industrial films.

  • Deadline — free

International competition for short student films (60 minutes maximum). The competition is open for films produced at art schools and film schools all over the world.

  • Deadline — free

International competition for short animation films (60 minutes maximum). Narrative and non-narrative film.

  • Deadline — free

International competition for feature-length animation films (60 minutes and longer).

  • Deadline — free
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