ENIMATION festival is an International festival of films made by children and youth. There are three categories, depending on the age of the authors:
MINI (up to 10 years),
MIDI (between 11 and 14 years), and
MAXI (between 15 and 19 years).

From all the entered films, the preselection jury select 10 films for each category, which are present in the competition programme. A three-piece expert jury selects a winning film in every category; an additional best film from all categories is chosen. All submitted films will be presented to viewers on demand in our BlackBox.

Thus ENIMATION festival enables children and youth to present their work on the internet and in the cinema. Additionally, this programme enables exchanging of ideas, knowledge, and opinions at international level.

1 winning film in every category and 1 best film from all categories is chosen.

ENIMATION festival 2020: Regulations

1. Festival
ENIMATION, international children and youth film festival will be taking place between the 10th and 14th of November, in Maribor, Slovenia.

2. Competition part
ENIMATION festival is open for authors younger than 19 years from all over the world. Any film and animation technique is accepted. Short films no longer than 30 minutes can apply. We will accept films that were finished after July 1st, 2018. We will choose only the films that have not been screened at ENIMATION festival yet.

3. Applying for the competition part
To apply, you need to send the following until September 5th, 2020:
• electronic application form on FilmFreeway subbmition;
• if more than one film by the same author is applied, the application form must be sent for each film separately;
• films are sent via the FilmFreeway;
• incomplete applications will not be accepted.

4. Categories
MINI – for authors aged under 10 years
MIDI – for authors aged between 11 and 14 years
MAXI – for authors aged between 15 and 19 years

5. Selection
The selection will be finished until October 15th, 2020 at the latest. The organizer will inform the authors of the selection. The copies of all applied films (including those that are not selected) will become a part of the archive of the festival.

6. Sending copies
Films are accepted through FilmFreeway in the video format MPG4.

7. Lodging
We will inform guests about the possibilities of lodging after the selection of films because it depends on the financial capacity of the particular edition of ENIMATION festival. For each film we can invite only one representative and up to two children/youth – even when there are more authors of the film. The invitation cannot be passed on to other persons. Travel expenses are covered by guests.

8. Jury and awards
The international jury will be named by the organizers of the festival. Best film in each category of the ENIMATION festival programme will be awarded. Additionally, the main prize for ENIMATION festival will be awarded. There might be other awards presented.

9. Publishing, promotion, and archiving of the films
The festival calls upon authors, producers, and film distributers to send additional promotional material that will be made accessible for press, guests, and audience during the festival. The chosen films can be included in special presentations after the festival, or (with the authors’ permission) published at the ENIMATION Festival TV portal and local TV, and other event for festival promotion.

10. Jurisdiction
Taking part in the festival means that you agree with the regulations described above. Matters not described by the regulations described above fall into the jurisdiction of the organizers of the festival. In case of dispute, the Slovenian version of the regulations applies.


ENIMATION festival is created by Association for Film Culture Development and other partners.

Overall Rating
  • Damijan Sovec

    Super festival! Upam, da se naslednje leto vidimo v živo!

    November 2020
  • Ac'Lynne Uesugi

    ENIMATION "little elephant" festival is endearing & important! This festival empowers students to share their culture with an historically rich & culturally diverse audience, in the Republic of Slovenia. It's truly an honor to screen cultural perspective from Hawai‘i in this exotic country. Mahalo nui loa (Immensely grateful) ~Aloha!

    March 2020
  • It's such an important film festival to all young filmmakers who want to be professional. Amazing!

    December 2019
  • Iroet Marteni

    Congratulation to the organizer! Very profesional and world class

    December 2019
  • Honored to be a part of Big Film festival, thanks a lot and best wishes

    December 2019