LINOLEUM Festival aims to support animation artists and promote animation worldwide.

The objective of the Festival is to encourage and celebrate creativity amongst animators and media artists, promote contemporary animation and media art in Ukraine. In 2023 LINOLEUM will open its 10th annual competition. It will host a variety of workshops, lectures, and programs. The nominees will be decided upon by the Festival committee.

Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary. Over 40% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation.

Films should be completed after January 1, 2022. Films screened at previous festival will not be taken into consideration. Short films (maximum running time 30 minutes) can be submitted to following competition categories:

- International Competition
- Ukrainian Competition (only for Ukrainian animation films)
- Commissioned Films

Out-of-competition categories:

- Experimental Animation and Video Art
- Animation created for and by kids and teens
- VR Animation
- Ladies first (for female directors)

The Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies for the chosen category. There is no entry fee.


- For each film the applicant is required to fill out an online entry form via FilmFreeway
- The online application should contain additional materials: director’s photograph; 3 still images from the film (min. 300 dpi); dialogue list in English; film trailer.
- The submitted work must be in the final edited version.
- Unfinished films will not be taken into consideration.
- Films with dialogue or narration in languages other than English should have English subtitles.


- Each applicant declares to be the author or rights owner of the submitted film(s) and to own all literary, dramatic and musical rights.
- Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.
- For the promotion of the Festival, the organizers may screen the films from the festival archive after the competition within LINOLEUM on Tour program. The aim of this program to showcase and popularize best short animation in Ukrainian cities, where the possibilities to see festival films are very confined.
- The Festival has the right to use all materials related to the submission as well as a film excerpt up to 10 per cent of the total length of the film that will not exceed more than 3 minutes for promotional purposes.
- The Festival does not pay screening fees for films selected into competition categories.


Participation in the Festival, and its film submission process, implies acceptance, without reservation, to the terms of the present regulations. An entry form is valid without a signature and a seal.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for including Wetsitales : The Creation Story in your festival!

    October 2022
  • Great festival, thanks for including our movie, hope to see you next year <3

    October 2022
  • Lucille Boitelle

    Thank you so much, we feel really grateful !

    September 2022
  • Wiesława Ruta

    Organizing the festival in such difficult conditions, both materially and mentally, required a huge effort from the organizers. I admire all people involved in creating this event especially this year edition. I keep my fingers crossed for the further editions of the festival in the following years, I hope that next year edition will have place in reality of free, independent and safe Ukraine. Despite such difficult conditions, the festival presented incredibly interesting programs . This is a festival that you should definitely follow, and I consider the selection of my films for this festival two years in a row to be a great honor. Glory to Ukraine! Support Ukraine. Ukraine defends all free world.

    September 2022
  • My film LOVELY RITA was shown in the Teens category and it was a honor to be part of this program with many others wunderful films. Thank you again for including my films. Last to mention: I enjoyed the «sensitive content» a big artwork, very funny and very brave.

    September 2022