LIFANIMA is one of the major animation festivals on the African continent, hosted in Lagos which is home to Nigeria's NOLLYWOOD, the World's 3rd largest film industry.
LIFANIMA is dedicated to the promotion of Animation in Africa.
LIFANIMA attracts the continent's new generation of animators and visual effects talents and studios, as well as stakeholders in the film industry.
Investors, producers, private and public sector stakeholders find LIFANIMA a compelling platform for networking.

LIFANIMA gives awards in four categories:
BEST 2D ANIMATION
BEST 3D ANIMATION
BEST ANIMATION COMMERCIAL
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

1. CRITERIA

Works submitted for LIFANIMA should meet the following criteria

1a. Must be either produced in Africa or by Africans in diaspora
1b. Should reflect African values, culture, history or society
1c. Should have been produced within the last 3 years.

2. COMPETITION

Submissions must indicate category under which the work is being submitted. Each submission must be entered separately. However, we reserve the right to place a submission into a different category where we deem necessary. Submissions must indicate rating, whether they are G, PG, PG 13 or 18.

3. FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Works produced in any language other than English must have English Subtitles.

4. CATEGORIES

2D ANIMATION SHORT
3D ANIMATION SHORT
ANIMATION COMMERCIAL
VISUAL EFFECTS

5. Films must be submitted preferably in MP4 HD, 1920 x 1080p.

6. AWARDS

Awards will be given in four categories. The Jury's decision is final.

Best 2D Animation
Best 3D Animation
Best Animation Commercial
Best Visual Effects

GENERAL DATA CONSENT

USP Communications Limited, its representatives or assigns or persons authorized by it , shall have the right to use, publish or broadcast the visual, audio or video material herein described and submitted for Lagos International Festival of Animation, LIFANIMA for promotional purposes, either touched up, altered, or edited in any manner. I undertake not to prosecute any proceedings or claims or demand against the said USP Communications Limited, or any person authorized by it in respect of the use of the said visual, audio or video material so touched up, altered, or distorted.
By submitting entries, participants waive any right to inspect or approve the said material before the same may be used, published or broadcast.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Olujimi Ojikutu

    Had great time networking with other animators and animation producers. Also got rave reviews for my animation screened and got to see amazing animations from other animators. In all, it was an amazing experience.

    August 2019
  • The Lagos International Festival of Animation is indeed a breath of fresh air in the animation industry in Africa. Had an awesome time at the event meeting other animators and appreciating their projects.

    I also had the opportunity to talk about my stop motion film that was screened at the festival. Would recommend that stop motion animation be considered amongst the other animation categories during subsequent editions. Loved LIFANIMA to the moon!

    June 2019