ENIMATION little elephant 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, a three-piece expert jury selects a winning film in every category; an additional best film from all categories is chosen. Thus ENIMATION Little Elephant 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 2018: Regulations

1. Festival
ENIMATION, international children and youth film festival will be taking place between the 29th of November and 1st of December, 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, 2016. 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, 2018:
• 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, VIMEO, YOUTUBE or DROPBOX portal;
• 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 1th, 2018 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, VIMEO, YOUTUBE portal or DROPBOX 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
  • Its a very lay back event with super professional team and very friendly crew. Looking forward for next edition!

    December 2018
  • Bacači Sjenki

    We really enjoyed the Festival. Its a very lay back event with super professional team and very friendly crew. Looking forward for next edition!

    December 2018
  • Ruslana Berndl

    ENIMATION Festival is a great and astonishing festival for children films. It gives you a great opportunity for enjoying diversed screenings, meet young filmmakers and cineasts and participate in wonderful masterclasses. There were also very nice lunch togheter, networking etc.

    We loved how the Festival was hosted by a group of passionate and caring people. Hana Repse and her team are doing it so great. We recommend ENIMATION Festival with all our heart! Najlepša hvala! Hope to see you next year!

    December 2018