AniMate: Australia's Home of World Animation.

AniMate is an International Animation Film Festival and a growing community of Animation lovers, professionals and film makers.
AniMate welcomes all Animation film entries. You can now submit your Animated short or feature film; we may screen it in Sydney and other Australian and international locations, and your film may make it into our next program.

Short and feature Animated films of all genres, we would love to have you here at AniMate!

Semi-Finalists, Finalists, Official Selection and Award Winners will receive a Laurel.

During our screening events, the attending audience will vote for the Audience Awards. Audience Awards winner will receive a Laurel once vote counting is completed and winners announced.

Toon Boom will offer our Festival Audience Award Winners the choice of one of the following:

1 x Harmony Premium Annual License with Gold Support: valued at USD 1,044

1 x Storyboard Pro Annual License with Gold Support: valued at USD 557

The Winner of our Pitching Competition will receive a cash prize that grows by the day. The current value is visible on our website at this link


For the most up to date information, terms and conditions, definitions and more, please visit:

Overall Rating
  • Annika Nimz

    Thank you for choosing "Brewberry Spell" for the AniMate festival!
    The online viewing worked very well and the communication was flawless.

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Good on you Annika, and congratulations again!

  • Happy that my movie “The Lovers” became part of this beautiful festival!

    February 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your support and kindness Rimma

  • steve chappell

    I am delighted that COFFEE AND CREAM showed at the AniMate festival! I wish I could have attended, but Australia is a long ways away from Wisconsin! Maybe next time. This festival seemed well organized, and the communication was great. I would encourage all animators out there to submit their films to this great event. Cheers go out to AniMate!

    February 2024
    Response from festival:

    Hi Steve and thanks for your kind words. We hope to see more of your work in the near future

  • Francesco Orlando

    It was a great honour to receive the notice about the semi final qualification of my animated project IKARUS.
    The organization of the festival is really skilled and warm, Animate Australia really promotes the indipendent and talented artists.

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Francesco for your kind words, we look forward to see more of your films in the future. Take care

  • Thank you so much for selecting our project!
    Unfortunately couldn't attend the event but the communication experience was really nice.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Hi Andrada and thank you for your kind words, please feel free to stay in touch and we hope to see more of your work in the future. Cheers!