The Celtic Animation Film Festival and Competition provide a platform for established animators of Celtic heritage and emerging Celtic animators from around the world.

CAFF celebrates storytelling relating to Celtic identity, myths, cultural history and personal stories from Celtic animators hailing from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Brittany and Cornwall and those who have migrated internationally. CAFF also welcomes international animation submissions celebrating cultural diversity and identity from outside the Celtic regions.

The theme for the 2019 festival is women in animation, and content focusing on women's issues. CAFF is an inclusive festival so male animators/directors/production staff are welcome to apply.

Please email us with any questions you may have or suggestions around the theme:

CAFF Award for Best International Animation Film
CAFF Award for Best Student Animation Film
CAFF Award for Best Celtic Animation Film


This year we are delighted to announce the following jury panellists:

International Award - Helen Piercy, Educational Advisor for Animated Women UK and Animation Lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts.

Student Award - Rachel McMahon, Associate Lecturer Illustration with Animation, Manchester School of Art.

Celtic award - Lynne G Hood, Welsh illustrator and animator, Royal Television Society Jury Panellist.

Prizes and contributors for 2019 to be confirmed.

Please note, there will be a CAFF bursary available to cover the price of the submission and ticket fee. To be eligible please submit approx. 150 words outlining how your work champions women/women's issues in animation to

Eligible animation films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016.

The maximum length for an entry is 20 minutes.

The film submitted must be predominantly a work of animation.

HD files must be available for download prior to submission. Work submitted will not be used for any other purposes other than screening at the festival or promotional material, if selected.

Entrants may not use any copyrighted material or mention of copyrighted material that the entrant does not own or has not licensed.

Overall Rating
  • Claudia Ruiz

    Great Festival, Great Attention!! Thank you so much!

    December 2019
  • Suze Gil

    Although I could not be present, I could tell this was a fun, yet serious festival. Cheers all around to Kate & Eleonora. Hope to be able to go next year.

    November 2018
  • Thank you so much for everything.

    October 2017