Brighton International Animation Festival is the first of it’s kind! Set on the sunny coast of Brighton, England, it will host an array of programmes, Q+A’s and talks. We welcome entries from all over the world as well as UK and students.

The festival is unique as, as well as hosting live events in Brighton, it offers selected filmmakers the opportunity to be screened on community, not-for-profit local TV channel in the UK Latest TV in Brighton (but you can opt out of this). This serves over 350,000 households, so if your film broadcast, it will be seen by thousands more! This will also give your film a broadcast credit. Latest TV is also the host venue to the live festival.

Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Best UK, Best International and Best Student film.

Brighton International Animation Festival does not have premiere status requirements.

For accessibility purposes all selected films must either provide captions/English subtitles burnt in or an srt (subtitles) file in English that can be used if the film is selected.

Films must have been made since 2020.

Any animated technique is eligible as well as any genre such as Documentary, Narrative, Music Video, Experimental etc.

Brighton International Animation Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any projects submitted. If accepted, you must be able to provide the festival with a downloadable high-resolution export of your film, as well as at least one high-quality still image for promotional purposes.

For purposes of submission, all films must be submitted as online screeners through FilmFreeway. Submitted films must be complete. Works-in-progress will not be accepted.

All material in your film must be your own original work - you must have the rights to all images, music, and on-screen talent featured in your film. Films that do not adhere to copyright laws will be disqualified. Submission fees are non-refundable.

By submitting your film, you acknowledge that you are giving permission to Brighton International Animation Festival to utilise still images and trailers from your film for non-commercial use in promoting the event. 

Overall Rating
  • steph anjo

    What a wonderful festival and energy! Kate was so warming and friendly, she did an absolutely incredible job at organising the festival so everything felt very seamless. Really enjoyed the selection of films and got to meet some lovely people, it's so great to have a local community of creatives in Brighton. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this

    July 2022
  • Greg McLeod

    The first festival back in person after, well you know all that stuff with the stuff, and it was a beautiful way to get back in the festival saddle. Quirky venue and hosted elegantly by Kate. Great selection of films, side talks and events. The sun shone and my film Motherclucker showed it's moves off for the first time. Bravo Brighton!

    May 2022
  • Emily Bailey

    Just to say thanks again for including 'Tagnachtlampe' in the festival, for the invitation to the screening, for being so welcoming and facilitating things. I really enjoyed the session, thought all the films were brilliant and wished I could have stayed longer.

    May 2022
  • Tamás Rebák

    Kate was very kind in communication, wish luck to all the festival members, hope we can meet some day in person at another festival:)

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    It's a shame we couldn't see you at the festival in person this year but can't wait to see what new films you make and hope to see you in person another time soon!

  • Harrison Fleming

    Had such a blast being a part of this festival! Incredibly well organised with clear communication, and not too mention a tonne of heart and fun!

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to have you Harrison thank you for bringing your positive energy to the festival you were rocking it at the Animation Karaoke!