This is an exclusively animation festival which is dedicated to up-and-coming film directors. There are separate competition categories for student films, diploma works and first films, which are made outside schools. Animation films made for children and for teenagers are competing in two separate programmes.

Primanima takes place in the buzzing little town of Budaörs, Hungary (in the suburbs of Budapest). The main host of the events is the Budaörs Animation Base and Creative Space (BABtér).

a) Grand Prix

b) George Pal Award for the Most Promising Hungarian Talent

c) Best Début Film

d) Best Diploma Film

e) Best Student Film

f) The Children Jury’s Award for the best children’s animation

g) PrimaSound Award for Best Sound Design

h) Student Jury Award

i) Macskássy Gyula Award for the Most Popular Hungarian Film

j) Audience Award for Best Short Film

k) Audience Award for the Best International Children’s Film

l) Csermák Tibor Award for the Most Popular Hungarian Children’s Film

m) The Award of the PrimAlter Jury

n) Best PrimaTeen film

o) The Award of the PrimaKids Jury

Category descriptions:

- Student film = your first steps in animation film making at high school, university education or any other trainings or workshops, including homemade productions
- Diploma film = your B.A. or M.A. school-leaving short film
- First film = your first individual short film production apart from an educational background
- Films for children = films suitable for children (aged 4–10) submitted for any of the above short film categories will also be considered by the programmers for the Films for Children Competition category. You can also submit your film to the category of children's film if the director of the film is under 40 years.
-Films for teenagers = films suitable for teenagers (aged 12–18) submitted for any of the above short film categories will also be considered by the programmers for the PrimaTeen competition category.

Please read further rules & terms carefully before submitting:

Please also submit the following information: the country of origin, school/production company name, synopsis and detailed credits to make sure we have an easier job when we are working with the catalogue information

Overall Rating
  • A very cozy and familiar festival with a strong selection of student and first films and a lot of prizes. A definitely recommend to attend!

    November 2018
  • Daria Terenteva

    One of the best festivals I've ever attended! Great selection of films, accommodation, transportation and food for directors was provided. So the only thing you have to worry about is to enjoy the animation. The atmosphere is very sociable and friendly.

    February 2018
  • Jelle van Meerendonk

    One of the best festivals there is, especially for young creators!

    December 2017
  • Kamila Dohnalová

    Primanima is a wonderful festival with unique intimate atmosphere. The 2016 selection included many amazing films - elaborate first-after-school movies as well as charming and well-crafted student pieces. Highly recommended to submit your movie to and to attend personally.

    October 2016