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28 September - 7 October 2018

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Phone: +40 37 145 03 08

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Address: Drumul Taberei nr. 92, bl. C7, sc. F, ap. 235, Sector 6

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The anim’est International Animation Film Festival, established in 2006, has become Bucharest’s most loved film festival and a recognized event on the international animation scene. The presentations, workshops, master-classes and round tables provide the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the latest creations and make contacts. Among the great names who have visited anim’est, we proudly mention Bill Plympton, Georges Schwitzgebel, Juan Pablo Zaramella, John Dilworth, Mike Reiss… and our partner festivals, animation schools and guest studios all .

The festival’s programme consists of six competitive sections (international feature film, international short film, Romanian film, student film, video & advertising, Balkanimation – dedicated to films produced in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYRO Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey), the Mozaic section – presenting the hottest animation short & feature animations in international film festivals and also special quotecorner online pharmacy sections & retrospectives dedicated to important animation studios, directors, film schools and festivals. Workshops, masterclasses, special parallel events, concerts and parties open to the festival guests and audience. The anim’est Trophy is presented every year to one of the films competing in the short film competition.

Year established: 2006

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

Submission deadline:
20 June 2018

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


  • Romanian competition
  • Animated Short
  • Childrens Short
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • Online Upload (via festival site)

Anim'est features seven competitive sections:

a) Short film – less than 50’: short animated films, which have not previously competed in any anim’est festival.

b) Feature film – more than 50’: animated feature films, which have not previously competed in any anim’est festival.

c) Music video and advertising: short animated films, primarily together with existing music covering minimally 80% of the footage or a short commercial film made upon a request to support the sale of a product or service or to promote a brand, program or event.

d) Student film: short animated films made by a student or a film school (graduation films or not), which have not previously competed in any anim’est festival.

e) Romanian short film: Romanian animated films (local productions or co-productions).

f) Balkanimation: short animated films, from the Balkan countries (Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania).

g) Minimest: short animated films presenting an interest for a public of children aged 4 to 14, which have not previously competed in any anim’est festival.

With the exception of Romanian productions, in order to be selected in competition, the films must not have been screened before in Romania.

Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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