Apart from the fact that Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival is still celebrating 20 Years as the premiere Animation festival in the Caribbean, we are so happy to announce that we are on-island, live and ready to enjoy the outdoors once again. Animae Caribe is a movement, a gathering, a way of working collaboratively between creative entities to use animation, game design, technology to empower entertain and educate a section of society that do not have access or means to the fruits of digital media and technological tools. Based in the southernmost island in the Caribbean, off the border of South America it is a festival destination, that bursts at the seams with diverse and unique content. From October 28 to 31, the festival will turn the islands into the premiere destination for the festival experience. The four-day event bringing together experts, students, creatives, and talent to create a premier event that will innovate and inspire everyone who attends. After a successful 2020 online edition, AC21 returns with blended options for 2021, all of its programs and conferences will be available on various platforms, from VR Experiences like Alt Space and High Fidelity to traditional Zoom platforms. It will continue to be a space for networking, screening and industry exposure, but also an amazing opportunity to experience the Caribbean #islandlifebliss through inter-island online events culminating into 3 Days of conferences, screenings, receptions and VR closing ceremony on the Island of Tobago.

AC23 20th Anniversary Merchandise
AC23 Awards for all Categories
AC23 Live Like a Local Hampers
Discounted Airline tickets for AC2022
Others to be confirmed.

Our rules are simple but are designed to make your experience with submission as simple as possible. We accept all types of animated short films including: narrative shorts, non-narrative/experimental shorts, fiction shorts, documentary shorts, undergraduate shorts, postgraduate shorts, shorts made by young people, commissioned shorts, music videos, and micro shorts from all countries worldwide. We welcome all animation techniques.

GENRE: We accept animated or mostly animated films

TIME: We generally accept animation between 5 and 30 minutes long.

TIMELINE: Films are accepted from the year 2021 and later.

COPYRIGHT: You are responsible for owning or having the necessary rights to use all material used in your production.

Filmmakers may submit more than one film and in more than one category. A separate entry form and entry fee must be submitted for each.

If your film is selected you agree for your film to be screened both online and in-venue. Online screenings will be available during the festival on Eventive. They will still be judged by an industry jury as standard.

For cinema screenings we require DCP format and for online screenings we
require .mov or .mp4 format.

Films featuring languages other than English must have English subtitles.

Each applicant must be the rightful owner of submitted films and own all literary and musical rights.

If your film is selected, you allow us to use brief excerpts (stills & video clips) in promotional and marketing campaigns. We are happy to use any trailer you may have. We will not use any media from any films not selected. The decision of the selection panel is final and we regret that we cannot enter into correspondence regarding films not selected.

Overall Rating
  • Mohamed Ghazala

    I was a jury member during my 2007 visit. My film was featured in the 2023 edition, and they continue to showcase quality and creativity.

    November 2023
  • Michal Kracmer

    We were notified as selected, so we tried to reach out several times but never received any answer.

    October 2023
  • Lam Can-zhao

    Very proud that my film War For Keyboard Warriors was selected. Great festival, great venues, hope to go back with my next film!

    June 2022
  • It's a great festival, good films, amazing program, friendly people, I'm very happy for having participated, I enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for everything!

    January 2022
  • Rodrigo Chaves

    Awesome festival, very nice movies and great topics!

    November 2021