The Festival of Animated Film for Children and Youth of Serbia was founded in 2013 with the aim of promoting the national production of animated film made by young authors, up to 18 years old. It is based upon the concept of competition programme divided into 2 categories: Children - under 15 years of age and Youth - 15 to 18 years old, but it is also followed by numerous following programmes including exhibitions, masterclass workshops, film retrospectives of other similar festivals.
Even though it was originally created as a creative platform for popularization and development of the national animated film production, in 2017 the festival grew into an international cultural event by enriching it's competition programme with a European selection of animated films for children and youth.
As of 2018, the festival was upgraded with one more competition category: 3rd category for films aimed at children and youth but made by professionals, students and others alike.
The Festival takes place in Jagodina every September with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the City of Jagodina.
The festival is aimed at promoting the art of animation from European countries and serves as a place of gathering for young people willing to exchange and build new creative ideas.

For each category, the jury will award the following prizes:
1. Grand prix for the best film
2. First, Second, and Third prize
Jury can also come up with special awards for the films that stood out in certain aspects not covered by the official prizes, according to their opinion.

Only animated films not longer than 15 minutes will be accepted (using ‘frame by frame’ or computer animation techniques or combining live action and animation in which case animation must take more than 50% of running time)
Works coming from non European countries cannot be accepted for competition, but can be screened at the festival.
We accept films made after January 1st 2019.
One school or author can submit more than one film according to festival rules.

There is no entry fee.

For pre- selection films must be sent only in MP4 format.
The Entry form should be sent by e-mail to
The Entry Form must be sent together with a digital copy of the film for pre-selection alongside two or more stills from the film (300 dpi), a film synopsis (maximum 500 characters) and a brief biography of the author.

Deadline for submission is 31.5.2022.
The participants will be informed about the results of pre-selection by e-mail, before August 5th.

All the films need to have English subtitles incorporated, except if the language spoken in the film is English.

The participation (sending film for pre-selection and signing the Entry Form) in the Animator fest implies unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations. Films once applied for the festival cannot be withdrawn.
Festival confirms that all the authors` rights,
clearly indicated in the Entry Form, will be guaranteed.

Animator fest

Overall Rating
  • We are proud and delighted to be part of your festival! Thank you guys!!!

    March 2021
  • On behalf of our young people whose film was honoured to be a part of your festival, we really appreciated being included. Thanks so much for screening their film!

    September 2020
  • It's an honour to have our films screening at Animator Fest as it's well curated, with some of the best animation films created by and for kids. Congratulations team!

    September 2020
  • Damijan Sovec

    Awesome Festival! Honoured that our film was screened in Jagodina.

    September 2020
  • Film club MSŠ "Hasan Kikić" High school MSŠ "Hasan Kikić"

    Animator FEST is a wonderful festival!

    September 2018