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ANIMATOR: International Animated Film Festival

6 July - 12 July 2018

Contact: Filip Kozlowski


Phone: +48 61 850 16 55

Fax: +48 61 850 16 55

Address: Estrada Poznanska, Masztalarska 8
PL 61-767

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

ANIMATOR is the biggest animated film festival in Poland. One of its important features is the International Competition of short and feature animated films.

The programme of ANIMATOR includes various additional events: retrospectives of renowned directors, premieres, special screenings, thematic screenings, concerts, outdoor screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions, performances, lectures and workshops. The festival places a great emphasis on the connections between animation and music; many of the screenings are accompanied by live music performed by a jazz trio, a DJ, a rock band, as well as, a symphonic orchestra.

Theme(s): Animation

Year established: 2008

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes - this is exclusively an animation festival

This festival is recognised by ASIFA

Submission deadline:
20 February 2018

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


Format(s) accepted for submission:

  • Online Link (& Password)

1. The following films may be submitted to the Competition:
a/ short animated films created in any animation technique, up to 30 minutes, completed after 31 December 2013. The same film cannot enter the Competition twice.
b/ feature animated films created in any animation technique, over 40 minutes, completed after 31 December 2013. The same film cannot enter the Competition twice.
2. Trailers, commercials and series cannot be submitted to the Competition.
3. Films entered into any previous Animator Competition may not be submitted again.
4. Following the decisions of Selection Board, Festival Art Director nominates submitted films for competition screening. Art Director has also the right to select films to the Competition outside the Selection Board. In this case, Art Director invites the producer or creator to submit a film to the Competition. If the said invitation is accepted, and all formalities are met by the producer or creator, the film is qualified to enter the Competition.
5. For a film to be accepted for selection it is obligatory to meet the following requirements:
• complete online film entry form at, including uploading min. 3 film stills of good quality (min. 300 dpi), brief film synopsis (min. 500 characters, max. 1,000 characters), biographical notes (min. 500 characters, max. 1000 characters), the director's photo (min. 300 dpi) and digitalised dialogue list in English.
• send a downloadable online high quality digital video file (via WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo, etc.) to or a DVD-Video preview tape (each film on a separate DVD). The Organizer reserves the right to reject a film for the Competition due to its unsatisfactory technical quality.

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