REX Animation Film Festival is delighted to announce its 9th year, and this year with a notable change - the switch from a European to an International festival. As usual, the festival will run from October 28th to November 2nd, and our primary physical venue will be at Zita Folkets Bio, one of Stockholm's oldest cinemas.

In addition to our main physical festival, we are pleased to offer an online festival on the TriArt Play platform, where the audience can enjoy the festival from the comfort of their own homes. The online festival last one week longer than the physical one (28th of October to 10th of November)

The festival presents animated shorts and feature films from all over the world and includes a rich program of workshops, talks, Q&A sessions, and competitive and non-competitive film programs.

Our open call invites animated shorts produced worldwide and not older than January 1st, 2023. REX Animation Film Festival is the only film festival in Sweden dedicated solely to animated films. Initiated by Stockholm's European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in 2015, the festival grows every year and offers a varied and colourful program of animated short and feature films for both adults and young people.


Föreningen REX Animationsfestival organizes REX Animation Film Festival in collaboration with EUNIC Stockholm. The festival is currently supported by the Swedish Film Institute and Stockholm Region.

Selection Process

The final selection will be made from the films received via the open call in combination with additional curation.

Competition Categories

International Competition:
Animators worldwide who have produced short films no older than January 1st, 2023, are welcome to submit their projects in this category, whether they are professional or student animators.

Nordic Competition:
Animators from Nordic countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland can submit their professional or student projects to this category, which should not be older than January 1st, 2023.

Student Competition:
Please note that this category is dedicated solely to student projects produced in Sweden from January 1st, 2023.

EUNIC Award:
The EUNIC Award will be given by the jury for the EUNIC Programme, which is a selection of one film from each EUNIC member who supported REX this year.

Audience Award:
All films selected will compete for the REX Audience Award.

For information on how to apply, please visit the REX Animation Film Festival website:

International Award

Nordic Award

Student Award

Audience Award


Film Criteria:

-All animation techniques are accepted.
-Animated films of all genres are accepted.
-The film must have been completed after January 1st, 2023.
-Films with dialogue not in English must have English subtitles.
-Entries should not exceed 30 minutes in length.
-Live-action films will not be programmed for the festival. Therefore, it is advised not to submit any non-animated work. However, hybrid productions, such as animated documentaries combining animation and live-action, are encouraged to submit.

General Conditions:

-The call for entries is open worldwide!

-Applicants must warrant that they have the authority to submit the work to the REX Animation Film Festival. All entries must have obtained clearance in terms of copyright.

-By submitting your work via FilmFreeway, you grant permission to föreningen REX Animation Film Festival to screen your work as part of the 2024 edition of REX Animation Film Festival (both physical and hybrid edition),

-By submitting your work via FilmFreeway, REX Animation Film Festival is permitted to screen your film a maximum of ten (10) times for promotional purposes and other programs, such as school screenings

-For screening of programs outside Sweden curated by REX Animation Film Festival, we will ask for permission from the filmmakers.

-Entries must be submitted via the completed form provided on the festival's official website.

-A non-refundable entry fee must accompany each submission to cover the screening and handling costs for the programming group.

-The preferred screening format is DCP 2K. If a DCP is not available, the festival may create one. In such cases, the submitter will be asked to provide a high bitrate production format video file (preferably ProRes 422). However, it is strongly advised that submitters create and provide their own DCPs.

-By submitting an entry, the applicant understands and agrees that materials provided in the press-kits of accepted titles may be used by REX Animation Film Festival for marketing purposes in social media and printed media.

-Please note that REX Animation Film Festival will not provide any reimbursement in case of an incorrect submission.

-The final decisions on programming will be made by the REX Animation Film Festival, and filmmakers accepted to the festival will be notified accordingly. Feedback on specific films that are not accepted will not be available.

-By submitting an entry, applicants confirm that they have read, understood and complied with all the terms and conditions set forth by REX Animation Film Festival.

-REX Animation Film Festival reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time, and any such changes will be communicated to applicants in a timely and appropriate manner.

Overall Rating
  • Nikolaus Jantsch

    Nice festival in the heart of Stockholm! Highly recommended

    November 2023
  • Ótimo evento, um dos melhores que participamos

    November 2023
  • fantastic communication sad i couldn't go but grateful to be involved and part of an amazing festival

    January 2023
  • My film "Being a dog" got shortlisted in "Student Category" at REX Animation Film Festival. It was screened at Zita cinema and it was the first time I experienced an audience laughing warmly at my film. It felt VERY NICE! I thought I´ve made a sad story.

    I loved seeing all kinds of animations screened at Rex Film Festival! I got so much inspiration for upcoming projects and I am looking forward to come back with another great animated film.

    Happy New Year!

    January 2023
  • Ulf Grenzer

    nice festival program, friendly communication, couldn't go there myself, but many thanks again for having selected my shortfilm AFFENDOMINO

    December 2022