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 2019 LINOLEUM will open its 14th annual competition. It will host a variety of workshops, lectures, and programmes. The nominees will be decided upon by the Festival committee. The prize fund of the Festival is $5000.

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 1 July 2018. 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 for Children
- VR Animation
- Ladies first (for female directors)
- Erotique est Magnifique (for erotic animation)
- Scary Tales (for horror films)

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- Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.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 the selected works.


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
  • best review of international animation, and unforgettable banquet -)

    March 2019
  • Daryna Kudenko

    It was a great experience! Thank you so much!

    September 2018
  • caterina de mata

    Loved to be part of the festival, thank you! :)

    September 2018
  • Mariia Sediaeva

    I haven't attended the venue, but communication with the festival team is very pleasant and their programme is always great. I'm really proud to have the opportunity to participate.

    September 2018
  • It was awesome. Everyone must see

    September 2018