MONSTRA is a festival where experimentation/research, crossing over new artistic approaches, forms and proposals takes place. The main aim of Lisbon Animated Film Festival is the presentation and promotion of the world’s best animation. This year’s festival edition includes competition, retrospectives, workshops, master classes, exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects.


Feature Film Competition:

  • Best Feature Film, 
  • Jury Special Prize, 
  • Best Soundtrack, 
  • Best Film for Young Audience, 
  • The Audience Award, 
  • Special Mentions (if appropriate). 

Student Film Competition:

  • Best International Student Short Film, 
  • Best Portuguese Student Short Film, 
  • Best International Student Short Film (Junior Jury), 
  • Best Portuguese Student Short Film (Junior Jury), 
  • The Audience Award, 
  • Special Mentions (if appropriate). 

Short Film Competition:

  • Best Short Film,
  • Best Portuguese Short Film,
  • Best Soundtrack,
  • Best Experimental Film,
  • Best TV Series,
  • Audience Award,
  • Special Mentions (if appropriate).

Super Short Film Competition:

  • Best International Super Short Film,
  • Best Portuguese Super Short Film,
  • Special Mentions (if appropriate).

Monstrinha Film Competition:

  • Best International Monstrinha Film
  • The Audience Award
  • Special Mentions (if appropriate)

All Awards consist in trophy and/or certificate.


  • Feature Films should be finished after January 1st 2022.
  • Any work created frame by frame, in any technique (analogical, digital or mixed) will be accepted for competition. The animated sequences must correspond to at least 50 % of the total film length.
  • The submissions are to be made online. To complete your online submission you need to sign, fill and upload the authorization form. Without it we will not consider your submission.
  • The submissions must be accompanied with the following materials:
  1. Digital format film or  DVD Pal (high quality) with the film (DVD may contain several films.);
  2. Director's biography and photo (300 dpi); 3 stills of the film (300 dpi); short synopsis of the film; film dialogues in English and/or Portuguese. These materials may be  uploaded online sent in a CD or by email to;
  3. Press kit and promotional materials (optional).

Additional Information

The Festival will bear return shipping costs only. 

Audio language:


Subtitles language:

english or portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

First contact
Fernando Galrito

Second contact
Inês Lampreia




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1200-385 Lisboa 

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  • Opening Date
    June 12, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 15, 2023
  • Notifications
    February 29, 2024
  • Event Dates
    7 — 17 March 2024
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