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Animest 2022 submissions NOW OPEN

Animest, one of the most important film events in the country, opens the registration period for the 17th edition, scheduled for October 7-16, 2022. Animation filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their latest projects in one of the eight competition sections, until 20th 27th of June. The selected films will be presented this year on the big screens in Bucharest, and in parallel, some of them will be broadcasted on the streaming platform of the festival, accessible from all over the country.

Registration for the 17th edition of the festival takes place exclusively online, free of charge, on https://entries.animest.ro/en/signup/new.

Animest is the only film festival in Romania that provides the winners with a place on the list of titles eligible for nominations at the American Film Academy® Awards, in the category of Best Animated Short Film. Animest is also a member of Animation Festival Network and a partner of CEE Animation.

Animated films made after January 1, 2021, which fall into one of the eight categories of competition, are eligible for submission to the 17th edition of Animest:

  • Feature film
  • Short film
  • Anidoc
  • Student film (graduate or undergraduate)
  • Music Video
  • Romanian short film
  • Minimest (children’s film)
  • VR film

The winners receive trophies and prize money, while the recipient of the Animest Trophy 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

Before completing the registration form and submitting the film and the necessary information, the creators are invited to consult the Animest Rules & Regulations, available online.

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