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 2022 LINOLEUM will open its 9th 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, 2021. 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- Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.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
  • Matteo Campulla

    Great festival with great programs! absolutely recommended

    November 2021
  • Mitchell McGlocklin

    I absolutely loved Linoleum. I attended the 2021 edition as a filmmaker and had a great time. The team at Linoleum did an incredible job of organizing the event and hosting the guests. I will certainly be back.

    October 2021
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival like it is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    September 2021
  • Vitaliy Khalo

    A wonderful festival. Great organization. Very very good.

    September 2021
  • Mawrgan Shaw

    Excellent festival. While I was unable to attend due to the pandemic, I felt like I was so involved and part of the experience with their communication, social media, their website etc. The festival looked amazing, loved how much you shared of your guests and attendees. Thrilled that I was part of it, if from afar!

    September 2021