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5 October - 13 October 2018

Contact: Matilda Tavelli


Phone: plus 41 22 734 11 84

Fax: -

Address: Matilda Tavelli et Lani Weber Schaer, Case Postale 5524

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Animatou is a festival dedicated to bringing the best of Swiss and international animation to spectators of all ages and promoting an awareness of art films rarely screened in commercial cinemas.

The festival propose four competitive programs:

  • International
  • Young audience
  • Swiss
  • Experimental

Animatou also presents a series of programs outside of competition:

  • Documentary program,
  • Selection of Music Videos,
  • Best of Annecy Program, and
  • A selection proposed by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Animatou’s collaboration with Swiss universities includes a partnership with the Geneva University of Art and Design: putting the art of animation into practice, each year the school’s students create the festival’s trailer.

Each year, a country is selected on the basis of its high quality of production for a special program.

Year established: 1996

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

Submission deadline:
11 May 2018

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


  • Animated Short
  • Childrens Short
  • Experimental

Format(s) accepted for submission:

  • Short Film Depot


Link to entry form

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