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ANIMAYO: International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects, Video Games

5 May - 9 May 2020

Contact: Damian Perea


Phone: 0034 699267937

Fax: -

Address: Alameda de Colón, 1
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
C.P. 35002

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Animayo is a European Summit of animation, visual effects and video games that is born in Spain, directed by the Spanish director and producer Damián Perea, current a Spanish Ambassador of the European Animation Émile Awards.

Animayo is an inspirational event that was born in 2006, directed by the Spanish director and producer Damián Perea, who was one of the first ambassadors of Spain of the European Animation Émile Awards and member of the European Academy of Cinematography (EAA).

Nowadays, is the first and only animated Spanish Festival being declared ‘Qualifying Festival’ for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscars Academy Awards®. The winners of Animayo will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

An encounter with 3D, audiovisual environments, visual effects, video games, animation and virtual reality aimed at promoting creative development, in which international artists and creators transmit their knowledge through master classes that enhance audiovisual culture and that they become revealing, immersing the public in a positive motivation through their experiences, teachings and anecdotes.

For six years, Animayo has also launched several projects for training, employment and recruitment of audiovisual companies and investors.


During the Animayo festival, works will be screened to form the Official Prize list of each edition, resulting from an annual competition of 2d animation works, 3d animation, visual effects, experimental pieces, advertising pieces, animation spots, video clips, and video game cinematics.

The Summit & Confereces Animayo is composed of an extensive program of master classes of international artists, lectures, courses, workshops, training spaces, outdoor activities, film specials, virtual reality spaces and videogames, concerts, recruitments, review of portfolios and forums. Scholarships of more than € 80,000 are offered in each edition and projects are launched for training, employment and attracting companies and investors in the audiovisual sector.

Animayo roaming:

The annual event of the Festival in Gran Canaria is the starting signal for a tour around the world and especially within the Spanish and European geography. The countries where Animayo is developed become roaming spaces for the transmission of knowledge and creative talent, with actions that seek to give talent a job opportunity.

Year established: 2006

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
2 February 2020

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


  • Jury Award
  • Director Award
  • Best lndependent Short
  • Best 2D Short
  • Best 3D Short
  • Best Visual Effects Short
  • Best Animated Spot
  • Best VFX Spot
  • Best Short Comedy for all ages
  • Best Short Comedy adults only
  • Best Animated Short with "N ·: Short Spanish Award
  • Special Jury Mentions (3)
  • Special Best Children Short Mention
  • Special Best Videoclip Mention
  • Special Best Artistic Direction Mention
  • Audience Award
  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Childrens Feature Film
  • Childrens Short
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • Online Link (& Password)

- 1080p size
- 25 frames bit rate
- Multi-pass exporting for higher quality
- H264 encoding is preferable for faster sending

And 2 to 5 stills of the short film.

Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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