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Canterbury Anifest is an award-winning animation festival and the largest annual event of this kind in the South East. It’s a great community event that invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of animation; allowing them to get involved with something out of the ordinary. With its range of workshops, masterclasses, talks and films, it has something for everyone. Anifest also caters for specialists and those in the industry, featuring national and international awards, and guest speakers from some of the biggest names in animation.

Best British Film

Best International Film

Best Local Film (London and the South East region)

Best Student Film

Best Animation of Character

Best Sound

Best Art Design

Canterbury Anifest is now open for submissions to its international animation competition.


Films must be less than 10 minutes and have been completed between 1 Dec 2019 - 30 Nov 2020.

All film and music rights and clearances must be obtained (in accordance with UK copyright laws)
Canterbury Anifest reserves the right to use screenshots of your film in marketing and promotional material.
If Canterbury Anifest 2021 moves online, selected films will be screened securely online, with the possibility of a live screening at a later date as part of the festival.

Deadline: Monday 30th November 2020