Animalfama - a part of Cinalfama

The event will happen in Alfama as a part of the Lisbon indie reference Cinalfama Film Festival. Our selected films will be eligible and competing
in Cinalfama Film Festival in July 2024.

Lisbon Animation Film Festival is an international animation film showcase held every July in Lisbon.

It is curated by Marta Andrade
Born in Porto, 1991. Studied in Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC), specializing in directing and finishing her degree in Prague at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Afterward, she went to Paris to do a year of training in animation at the Atelier de Sèvres. This led her to proceed and conclude her studies in London with animation masters at the Royal College of Art. “Come to me”, her first-year film, was selected for festivals all over the world. Her graduation film, “The Village Game”, was pre-selected for a BAFTA nomination in the student films category.
In 2017 she worked for clients such as BBC, Google and CNN as a concept artist and animator based in London.
Since June 2018 she has been living in Portugal and working permanently at Bando à Parte studios in Oporto and intermittently with Videolotion studios in Lisbon. She have been a visiting lecturer at Atelier de Sèvres to teach a “Workshop on Sand and Painting Animation”. At present, she’s working in animation as an animator, colorist, illustrator, teacher and art director.


Lisbon Animation Film Festival will grant official selection status to:
- 10 nominated films
- 1 winning short film

The selected and awarded films will receive a laurel and a certificate.

The selected and awarded movie's promotional material will be announced and viewable on our site ( and social media pages.

The selected films rightful owners of the rights, in each category of every edition, hereby authorize the film’s live screening in Lisbon Animation Film Festival events. This authorization is indispensable for inclusion in the festival’s official selection.

The best short film prize winners will be invited to join us and present the work personally in Lisboa.


The entrant/submitter/moviemaker hereby certifies that he possesses the right(s) and all of the proper clearances to submit the movie, including, but not limited to image rights, talent releases, soundtrack, and/or source music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. The Lisbon Animation Film Festival accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival.

Every entry/submission will be judged based on its directing, acting, technical, and artistic merits, as related to the submission. All decisions made by the judge(s) are considered final and incontestable.

The Lisbon Animation Film Festival only accepts online screeners. We do not accept discs or any downloadable files.

Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Multiple entries are allowed. Any entry will be considered eligible in the next edition only if the film was not selected in the previous edition.

Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

We accept films released after 2015.

We consider short films to have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

Lisbon Animation Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any film whose submitter might be in any way linked to illicit or criminal acts, proven or otherwise.