ANIMARE is an animated film festival dedicated to children. Its peculiarity consists in the jury, which is the youngest film festival jury in the world: 100 children from 3 to 15 years of age give their opinion on the films presented and choose the winners.
With the help of a varied and flexible language, ANIMARE aims at promoting film literacy, dialogue, and civic education.
Children are the core of this event: with their special critical sense, they analyze and assess the films screened.

The first prize consists of the trophy Lumìn + 500 €


01 - Sedicicorto International promotes, the 14^ Annual of ANIMARE, international animated short film festival addressed to children.

02 - The Festival accepts all animated shorts produced after 01-01-2022. The maximum running time allowed is 20 minutes (including credits).

03 - Submission is FREE and open until 31-05-2024. It is possible to submit works only on FilmFreeway:

04 - Films in languages other than Italian must include English or French or Italian subtitles, otherwise a complete dialogue list is required.

05 - The Festival Organization is not responsible for the copyright protection regarding the work(s) presented. The author of the film must specify if he/she is in the register of SIAE or similar Authors’ Society for the protection of copyright.

07 - The Festival Jury will consist of 100 children from 3 to 13 years of age, who will choose the Festival winners.
 The list of the selected films will be published on the Festival website by 1-09-2024 and the films included in this list will be screened during the Festival.

08 - The first prize consists of the trophy Lumìn + 500 €

As far as prize money is concerned, it will be validated only with the presence of at least one film representative during the award ceremony. The Jury reserves the right to cancel, vary, integrate awards and mentions and has the authority to suspend the prize in case the winners or their delegates do not participate in the award ceremony. Prize money will be sent to the winners by bank transfer within 60 days from the end of the Festival, subject to prior communication of the bank account details by the recipient.

09 - The participants authorize the Festival Organization to process the personal data (according to the Italian law 675/96) contained in their works and complementary material. They also authorize the Festival Organization to file their work(s) in the archives of the Organization Offices, where they will be catalogued and made available for any screening, event, and broadcast promoted by Associazione Sedicicorto, solely for cultural and not for commercial purposes (unless otherwise specified in the Entry Form at the moment of the submission). The participation implies full acceptance of all the above-mentioned conditions. The Organization reserves the right to cancel or modify the event, if necessary. These rules and regulations are available in Italian and in English. In case of interpretation problems, the Italian version must be considered.

10 - For further information, please contact:

All notifications will be published on the Festival website, together with any information that may not be explicitly provided in this call for entries:

Overall Rating
  • Annika Giannini

    Thanks for screening our film Bookstore at your lovely Festival! We are sorry we couldn’t partecipate in persona, but appreciate the communication and wish you all the best for future festivals!

    October 2022
  • Piret Sigus

    Thank you for selecting The Turnip to ANIMALAB program among so many great animated films.

    October 2022
  • A small festival in this pretty town of Forli with a variety of short films: animated, experimental documentals but also concerts and lectures. I enjoyed my visit there and met some nice and interesting film makers. My film LOVELY RITA was screened in the ANIMALAB Program. I would like to thank the festival organiser for their warm hospitality. A place to recommend for new and experienced film makers!

    October 2022
  • I was thrilled when my short film "A Man Walked Into A Bank" was selected for the Animare Cartoon Film Festival. The communication and organisation of the festival was the best I have yet to experience, and the social media coverage was top class. I was so sad not to be able to go but I followed closely every day on their various social media channels. Thank you so much for selecting my film, I really enjoyed being part of your festival, and I hope next time , if I am selected again, I will be able to attend in person.
    Grazie mille!

    October 2021
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our short film "Quarantine Chorus" selected for the Animare festival. Thanks!

    September 2020