The world festival of animated film – IMAGINARIA invites you to submit your films for the 18th edition of the Festival, taking place on August 2021 in Conversano (Italy).
All short and feature animated films completed after 1 January 2020 are eligible to apply via an online application form on

The animated films can be submitted to following competition categories:
1. Feature Film Competition
2. Short Film Competition
3. Student Film Competition – films produced in educational institution (art schools and film schools)
4. Films for Children Competition (Imaginaria Kids)

Films compete for awards that are given by international juries.

Application deadline is 15 may 2021, and there is no entry fee.

The Bronze Pegasus

International Animation Film Festival
- competitive section -

Festival Dates: Conversano August 2021

FINAL DEADLINE: may 15, 2021

To submit your film to the Imaginaria – International Animation Film Festival (IAFF), please read our eligibility requirements below.

Films must have been completed after December 2019.
We accept all categories of animation films: traditional animation, 2d digital, mix media and stop motion, 3d and visual effects, music videos, experimental.
Running time for the short films must be no more then 20 minutes and no more then 90 minutes for feature film.
Competitive entries must not have commercial distribution in Italy to be eligible.
Foreign films submitted to the Festival must be subtitled in Italian or English (.srt file).
Entries with HD digital files (1080p – H.264 – MP4 – MOV).
You must upload the work on a file sharing website (eg dropbox, wetransfer, 4shared, etc..)
Those selected for screening during the IMAGINARIA Awards will be notified at least one (1) month before the event starts by e-mail.
Those selected for the monthly screenings will be notified at least thirty (30) days before the event date by e-mail.
One official entry form must accompany each individual submission.
Film producers must also agree to include in future promotion material the mention of the participation at the Imaginaria, the relevant section and any award received, along with the official IMAGINARIA LOGO.
The works already sent to the previous editions of “Imaginaria Film Festival ” will not be admitted.

IMAGINARIA AWARDS are determined by a jury of professional filmmakers, illustrators, cartoonist, distributors and journalists.

The prizes and special mentions for international competition:

- Best Feature Animated Film
- Best Short Animated Film
- Best Animated Film for Kids
- Best Animated Film (student film competition)

Up to 100 shorts films and 8 feature films will be selected as finalists in the IAF Awards competition.
The winners will be chosen by a jury of entertainment industry professionals, and announced at the Winner’s Day.

The following items MUST accompany with online entry form.
– Digital HD file with English or Italian subtitles (1080p – H.264 – MOV – MP4).
You can upload the work on a file sharing website (eg dropbox, wetransfer, 4shared, etc..)
– Short Synopsis
– One line Synopsis
– Director’s Biography
– n.1 B&W or color stills of director (we prefer JPEG/TIFF 300 DPI
– n.2 B&W or color stills of film (we prefer JPEG/TIFF 300 DPI
– Complete principal credits list

These items may be used in our catalogue or web site and may be released to the news media in order to promote selected films.

NOTICE: As part of our mission statement, our organization may refer names and contacts of submitting filmmakers to independent distributors, creative agencies, press and internet companies. Tapes and other related materials, however, remain in the strict possession of the Festival’s archive.

If you have any questions please link to the contacts section.

Application Fee:
Submission is free

Overall Rating
  • caterina de mata

    One of my favorite events! Great screenings and atmosphere

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks you so much!

  • Tooba Rezaei

    Great Festival! I'm so honored that I was a part of it!

    November 2016
    Response from festival: