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

6 May - 11 May 2019

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.

Created in 2006, it takes place in the month of May on the island of Gran Canaria and extends its programming to other cities in the world. Currently traveling in Madrid, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Lisbon and Lanzarote.

The program includes an Official Section, resulting from an annual competition of 2d animation works, 3D animation, visual effects, experimental, publicity pieces, animation spots, video clips, video game cinematics, visual effects series and animation series.

It has been chosen by the Academy of the Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain as a collaborating festival of the 31st edition of the Goya® awards, in the category of best short animation, for the preselection and inscription of the works of Spanish animation.

Winning films (Palmarés) are screened during the festival, and there are master classes of international artists, lectures, courses, workshops, training spaces, outdoor activities, and a European forum for co-production, financing and tax incentives for professionals.

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

Year established: 2006

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

Submission deadline:
16 February 2019

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 Short
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • 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
Link to entry form

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