We are the nation's largest celebration of animation and digital art in Mexico. A festival known for its inspiring programme of workshops, artists talks, lectures, film screenings and art exhibits offered at no cost. We are recognized for our impressive Competition of International Animated Short Films. We are a unique and amazing experience that every year brings together some of the most influential artists and thousands of minds hungry for knowledge, art, creativity and innovation.

Best International Animation Film
Best National Animation Film
Best International Student Film
Best National Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Short Film

1. The entry fee is $10 usd.

2. The following competition categories have been established:

Narrative Animated Short Film
Experimental Animated Short Film
Animated Music Video
Animated Student Film

Choose only one category for every short film submitted.

3. The entry forms deadline for ALL CATEGORIES is September 17th, 2022.

4. The Selection Committee will ONLY take into consideration those short films completed between January 2021 and September 2022.

5. Only works less than 30 minutes in length and created by any image-by-image animation technique are eligible for entry.

6. To submit films for consideration to the Film Selection Committee fill out the online entry form and upload the film.
Accepted formats for visual artwork: .mp4 files, Vimeo/YouTube links.

7. All producers and/or directors who own the rights to the film they are submitting are eligible for competition.

8. Each filmmaker or producer may submit as many films as desired. An entry form for each work must be submitted.

9. Works can include one or more animation techniques. Works can be performed with any animation technique.

10. In case the film results selected and the content dialogue is not in Spanish, it will have to be subtitled in English, at least.

11. Physical copies received will not be returned, as they will conform the Festival’s film library.

12. Files that do not meet the minimum requirements for screening will not be accepted.

13. Shipping costs originated by the transport of the screening files will be covered by the participants.

14. If selected, participants will be notified via email in order to continue in the competition.

15. Each selected work must be sent to the Festival office (physical or online) in digital format at least at High Resolution.
VIDEO: High Profile H.264, 1920 x 1080, 16:9.
AUDIO: 16-bit, Stereo, 48000 Hz.

16. The festival organization will decide the screening dates and times of the films.

17. The festival will provide a maximum of 3 accreditations for each short film in competition. In no case will the festival cover travel expenses.

18. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.

19. The Festival’s organizing committee, in accordance with international regulations, will decide any matter arising during the Festival, which is not covered by these Regulations.

20. The Festival Selection Committee will select films for the Official Competition. An international jury formed by animation professionals will award the different competition categories.
The decisions of the juries are final.

21. The juries will award the following prizes:
Best International Narrative Short Film
Best National Narrative Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Music Video
Best National Student Film
Best International Student Film

Jury Awards, Special Mentions and Special Awards by our sponsors will also be granted.

22. CutOut Fest would like to obtain a license to include the award-winning films in a non- for-profit compilation entitled “CutOut Fest 2022 Awards”. A contract for transfer of copyright will be sent to the producers of the films to be used.

23. All works in the Official Selection will receive a CutOut Fest 2022 participation diploma and Official Laurel.

Daniella Gallegos
Content Director

Overall Rating
  • Dave Merson Hess

    Amazing festival! Thank you for your support over the years.

    June 2020

    Good quality of videos but very bad networking and lack of comunity

    January 2020
  • unfortunately I was not able to be present in the festival, but It was a lovely and great festival :) warm and friendly communication. It was my pleasure to be in CutOut fest festival. Best wishes for you CutOut fest :)

    November 2018
  • Virginia Gabrielli

    Very nice festival! Unfortunately I could not attend the festival personally, but the communication was very good.

    November 2018
  • A great festival, run by great people. Thank you for supporting my work!

    November 2017