In 2009, in awaring of the digital era and knowing that children are facing a multi- media learning environment, Hsin- Yi Foundation established the Hsin- Yi Children's Animation Awards, hopes to encourage animators and filmmakers to create animated stories for young audiences.

We aim to improve both the quality of short films targeted at children and their ability to appreciate it. At the same time, we want to award talented people who contribute to animations around the world for providing a more diverse selection of good material for children.

International Division
Top prize (1): US$2,000 (approx. NT$60,000) and award medal
Runner-up (1):US$1,000 (approx. NT$30,000) and award medal
Special Mention: award medal

Taiwan Division
Top prize (1): NT$100,000 (approx. US$3,000) and award medal
Runner-up (1):NT$50,000 (approx. US$1,500) and award medal

【What Can be Submitted】
1.Works must be age-appropriate animated videos for children aged 3-12
2.The competition is open to any work published after July 15, 2018
3.There are no nationality restrictions for International Division submissions
4.Submissions to the Taiwan Division must have local Taiwanese creators to
participate in the development.
5.Submissions are open from March 1 to August 31, 2020

【Formats and Required Materials】
■Length : films must be less than 30 minutes in length
■Format : 1920(W)x1080(H) MPG、AVI、WMV、MP4、MOV file format.
■3-5 still captures from video in JPEG format (300 dpi or above preferred)
■1 photo of director in JPEG format (300 dpi or above preferred)
■English subtitles for any dialogue or narration that is not in either English or Chinese

【How to register and submit your films】

There is no entry fee required.

--By Filmfreeway--
●Go to
●Search Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards to complete the registration byAugust 31, 2020.
●Upload your film either on the filmfreeway website directly or with Vimeo link (with download permission checked).

--By email--
●Download and complete the application form from the Hsin-Yi website.
●Email it to, and send a link of your film via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or Dropbox, etc by August 31, 2020
●Download application form

-By letter-
Fill out the application form and send it with a CD or DVD of your work via post by August 31, 2020 to the following address :
4F, No. 75, Section 2, Chongqing S. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
ATTN : Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards

1. By submitting the entry form for 2020 Hsin-Yi Chidren's Animation Awards, the entrant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.
2. By submitting the film, each selected film will be granted the right to Hsin-Yi Chidren's Animation Awards and the tour free of charge (in full or as an extract), for non-commercial and promotional purposes.
3. All prize awards should comply with Taiwanese Income Tax Law; failed to do so will cause the forfeit of the prize.
4. Matters not mentioned in these regulations will be decided by Hsin-Yi Foundation Committee.

Overall Rating
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our short film "Minuet" selected for the Hsin-Yi Children's Animation Awards. Thanks for a great experience!

    December 2019
  • sanjyota Hublikar

    Thank you so much for appreciating my hard work. Selection of my Film is an great reward for me.

    August 2017

    June 2017
  • Drew Lewis

    I really like the festival. It fun and I like to do it again.

    January 2017
  • Suryaa Kirann

    feeling great on being selected...!

    November 2016