Animation Celebration Fest is a three-day film fest aimed to celebrate the art of animation across genres from across the globe. Events will include screenings, workshops, masterclasses, question and answer sessions, animation panels, art exhibits, and more.

Dates are April 24th, 25th and 26th.

Our featured guest this year will be Bill Plympton, the King of Indie Animation.

Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will receive the Festival Laurels along with personalized certificates.

Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Student Animation
Best Experimental Animation
Best Music Video
Best Sound Design

Basic Rules of Submission:
We prefer submissions through unlisted YouTube or private Vimeo links. We also accept HD 1920 x 1080 QuickTime files in H.264 using or or another similar type of website to email a QuickTime of your film.

Please be sure to label your video submission or QuickTime file with your film title.

There are no restrictions as to the year that the film was created.

You may submit more than one film, but please submit a separate entry for each film you submit.

In submitting your film or video to Animation Celebration Fest, you acknowledge that you have all the relevant permissions, licenses, and releases for your film or video to be screened in a public exhibition. You must have in your possession the permissions, licenses, and releases for the submitted film for film's music, script, actors, etc.

Also, by submitting your film, Animation Celebration Fest is granted the right to utilize an excerpt and still frames from your film for promotional purposes.

Please select the most relevant category for your film. You may choose between:
Animated Feature Film [45 to 150 minutes in duration]
Animated Short Film [45 minutes or under in duration]
Animated TV or Web-series Episode [Under 30 minutes]
Animated Trailers [Under 6 minutes]
Music Videos [Under 6 minutes]

Overall Rating
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    August 2021
  • This is the absolute best for animators to network and learn from each other.

    May 2021
  • Marcus Fields

    Thanks to Jason for organizing and managing an animation festival in the middle of a pandemic. The fest was online this year, but there was a great lineup of films and great communication from Jason throughout the process. I loved the Youtube format with the 'live chat' next to it.

    April 2021
  • Gene Kim

    Really great and vibrant animation film festival with a world class selection and great communication between filmmakers and the festival team! Really thrilled to have my film "One Last Monster" as part of the 2020 festival. I'm looking forward to the further growth of the Animation Celebration festival.

    May 2020
  • Phillip Merritt

    Considering what happened with the virus this year, the event turned out pretty well. Jason Love did a great job organizing the event and managing the necessary changes to the format. The online festival went smoothly and there was a great selection of films.

    May 2020