Festival Animanie, the international festival of animated films, is an international competition of films made by children, youth and students, taking place in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Every year we gather in the city of Pilsen to screen animated movies made by both children and adults up to 26 of age.

The Main Award called Animanicka, specially designed by students of West Bohemian University, is given in each category. This unique trophy with an original look differs every year. It is given in three age categories (MINI up to 13 years, MIDI 14-19 years and MAXI 20-26 years). The competition is separated into international and Czechoslovak categories.

The main sponsor of this year's competition is Dragonframe, therefore every Main Award goes with a Dragonframe software license and a wireless Dragonframe keyboard, too.

Other awards given include:
Honorable Mention (diploma)
Student Jury Award (diploma)
Children Jury Award (diploma)
Audience Award (diploma)

Only audiovisual works created by animation techniques are accepted for the competition. If a work is created by a combination of multiple techniques, then animation must either prevail or be essential to the impression of the work.
Entries must not be created before 2021. Entries accepted into the competition in previous years cannot be submitted.

We accept applications through the network Filmfreeway.com. For the International Competition, registration is possible from 1.5. to 12.8. For Czechoslovak Competition, from 1.5. to 31.8.

Czech films, in case of winning, can be nominated for the national competition České vize.

After closing the applications, the pre-selection of films for the competition will take place. The program council, consisting of Animánie lecturers, program department and the festival management decides about accepting the films submitted. The acceptance of the film into the competition falls fully within the competency of the organizer. The list of accepted films will be published no later than 30th October 2023 at festival-animanie.cz. Also, the list of accepted film will be sent via email.
Entries have to meet the submitting conditions and technical requirements as described in the document „Instructions for submitting films”.

Contestant is required to send subtitles in .srt format, not otherwise.

Festival Animanie is allowed to screen the films accepted into the competition free of charge within the event AND to publish the film in its online video library for registered festival visitors.

In case of unfavorable covid-19 situation and tightening of the conditions for organizing cultural events due to government restrictions, Festival Animanie has the right to screen the films accepted into the competition on its YouTube channel as part of the online version of the festival, in order to replace the cinema screenings for the audience.

The author, whose film is screened at the festival, provides Animánie, z.s. the permission to use the work itself free of charge, as well as submitted photographic, graphic and text materials of the work for the festival catalogue, website, promotional printed materials, final report and DVD with the festival output, all without limitation of territory, time, quantity and usage.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival! We were happy and delighted to participate and proud to get an honorable mention. Looking forward to participating again

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Anastasia!

  • Phoenix Maimiti Valentine

    Festival Animanie was a whimsical event! It’s uniquely for children & hosts perspectives from native youth around the world. My student was honored to share her hand-drawn animation of the water cycle, in a taro patch, on a mountain top, in Hawaii. It's a dream to have her work seen by an audience in the romantic Czech Republic! Aloha!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Aloha!

  • Thank you for screening my animated film "Best Dog in the World"!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    We thank you for participating! Love from Czech Republic!

  • Awesome Festival! Honoured that our films were screened at Animanie :)

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Toon Club, always nice to hear from you!