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
Runner-up (1):US$1,000 (approx. NT$30,000) and award

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

【What Can be Submitted】
1.Works must be age-appropriate animated videos for children aged 3-10
2.The competition is open to any work published after July 15, 2016
3.There are no nationality restrictions for International Division submissions
4.Submissions to the Taiwan Division must be created by a local Taiwanese production team
5.Submissions are open from March 1 to July 31, 2018

【Formats and Required Materials】
■Length : films must be 30 minutes or less 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】

Fill out the application form on the Hsin-Yi Foundation website and send a link of your film via FilmFreeway or Vimeo/Dropbox etc by July 31, 2018.

Online application form

--By email--
Download and complete the application form from the Hsin-Yi website and email it to, and send a link of your film via FilmFreeway or Vimeo/Dropbox etc by July 31, 2018.

Download application form

--By Filmfreeway--
1. Go to
2. Search HYChidrensAnimationAwards to complete the registration.
3. You can upload your film either on the website directly or on Vimeo (with download permission checked) then link the url-address on the submission form.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Pablo Latorre

    Estoy muy feliz con este festival

    November 2016