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 networking with professionals through hands-on workshops, talks, and feedback through our judging panel.

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 January 28, 2023 in the sunshine city of Jacksonville, Florida.

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

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. Award categories may change based on submitted content.

Cash Prize $100 for Best in Show

1. Dates and Venue
FLANIMATION FILM FEST takes place January 28, 2023 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville
2. Contact Assurance
You are responsible for updating us directly regarding any change to your contact information and ensuring that emails from communications(at)filmfestivalguild.com are not blocked by spam filters.

3. Categories
Animated Feature Film

Animated Independent Short Film

Animated International Film
Animated Comedy
Commissioned Animation
Animated Series
Student Animation
Local 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 2016.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Demetrios Tzamaras

    Had a great time with my film playing at Flanimation! They were really great communicators and did a great job promoting on social media. They even live-streamed the event, so while I was not able to attend in person, I did get to experience that amazing feeling of hearing people experience your work. That was awesome!

    September 2021
  • New Position

    Awesome Fest off to an awesome start! The festival directors are great, the vibe at the fest was good, and the programming was fresh and interesting. Excited to see this one grow!

    September 2021
  • Marshall Krich

    Good communication, would enter again.

    August 2021
  • Tamás Rebák

    The festival team was excellent in communication, thank you for everything!

    August 2021
  • Shin Hosokawa

    It kept me informed in detail.

    August 2021