FLANIMATION FILM FEST is Florida's newest and coolest animated film festival. We strive to show the best original animated films by artists from our fair peninsula and around the world!

This will be an incredible opportunity to see some of the brightest up and coming animators from around the globe and the work they are producing. The festival will be screening a diverse selection of animation throughout the festival, from short films, music videos to new TV pilots!

The mission of this festival is to promote and preserve the art of animation as well as get creators connected with development teams and acquisition executives.

FLANIMATION FILM FEST understands animation is a valuable entertainment platform for all ages. The festival will continue to grow our network and through those connections, strive to fulfill this mission.

The festival will follow Covid protocols, and will take place August 20-21 in the sunshine city of Jacksonville, Florida. A $250 CASH PRIZE will be awarded to Best In Show and $100 CASH PRIZE for Audience Favorite! You do not have to live in Jacksonville to be considered for the cash prize, so submit today!

- Best In Show
- Best Feature
- Best Short
- Best Comedy
- Best Local
- Best Series
- Best International
- Best Student
- Best Young Audience
- Best Original Design
- Best VR
- Audience Favorite
- (Other awards could be assigned)

Officially selected films will receive a laurel. Awarded films will receive a laurel, certificate and trophy. A $250 CASH PRIZE will be awarded to Best In Show and $100 CASH PRIZE for Audience Favorite!

The selected and awarded movies promotional material will be announced and viewable in our site (https://flanimation.com) and in our social media pages.

The selected films rightful owners of the rights, in each category of every edition, hereby authorize the film’s live screening in FLANIMATION FILM FEST events. This authorization is an indispensable condition for inclusion in the festival’s official selection.


1. Dates and Venue

FLANIMATION FILM FEST takes place from Friday, August 20 to Saturday, August 21. The venue for the 2021 FLANIMATION FEST is the Mudville Station in Jacksonville, Florida.

2. Contact Assurance
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3. Categories
Animated Feature Film

Animated Independent Short Film

Animated International Film
Animated Comedy
Commissioned Animation
Animated Series
Student Animation
Local Animation
Virtual Reality Animation
Young Audience Animation

4. Submission Eligibility
Every entry/submission will be judged based on its directing, acting, technical, and artistic merits, as related to the submission. All decisions made by the judge(s) are considered final and incontestable.

The entrant/submitter/moviemaker hereby certifies that he possesses the right(s) and all of the proper clearances to submit the movie, including, but not limited to image rights, talent releases, soundtrack, and/or source music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. The FLANIMATION FILM FEST accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival.

Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Multiple entries are allowed. Any entry will be considered eligible in the next edition only if the film was not selected in the previous edition.

Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

We accept films released after 2014.

We consider short films to have a maximum duration of 40 minutes or less and Medium or Feature Film a total duration of over 40 minutes.

FLANIMATION FILM FEST reserves the right to disqualify any film whose submitter might be in any way linked to illicit or criminal acts, proven or otherwise.