ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter and animator Kassouny Vrej in 2008.
Armenia’s history in animation had begun 85 years prior, with the release of the first Armenian film, Lev Atamanov’s (né Levon Atamanyan) The Dog and the Cat in 1938.

In striving to honor the craft in both spirit and in name, the Festival has since reintroduced the art of animated filmmaking to Armenian audiences.

The festival includes a selection of highly anticipated non-commercial features and shorts with 15 in-competition and non-competition programs and a Market Forum for Animation Professionals (MARANI). The festival also offers an array of practical workshops, seminars, master classes and lectures presented by a host of global industry talent.

The festival is a platform for development and promotion even beyond Armenia’s borders. As the largest event in the South Caucasus (and the most unique within its class), ReAnimania is playing an integral role in bridging east and west. It is becoming one of the most important emerging festivals, receiving over a thousand film submissions and attracting tens of thousands from around the world. In its 8th edition, ReAnimania is already becoming one of the most important young animation film festivals from all over the world, welcoming competitors, visitors and animation lovers from more than 101 countries.
ReAnimania has welcomed (to name but a few) many esteemed colleagues whose career contributions to the field have positively impacted the industry:
ReAnimania’s aim is to expand and extend the border of Armenia through the Art of Animation and Animated films.
ReAnimania’s motto is: “Life is a Picture, Make the Picture Come to Life.”

Grand Prix award for Best Animated Feature Film
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Short Film
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Commissioned TV & Educational Film
Grand Prix award for Best Animated Musical Clip
Grand Prix award for Best Graduation Film
* Winners will be invited on next addition as special guest and member of int. Jury:

Special Prize award named after Lev Atamanov for Best Animated Armenian film
Special Prize award named after Valentine Podpomogov for Best Concept of Animated Feature Film
Special Prize award named after Robert Sahakyants for Lifetime achievement

Only works completed after January, two years previous the current festival event, (for example, for the year 2023, movies completed after 1st January 2022 are acceptable only), and never previously entered at ReANIMANIA International Animation film & Comics Art Festival will be accepted.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Works submitted for selection can be presented as a URL link to a streaming video source. DVDs are no longer accepted.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: The official languages of the Festival are English and Armenian. All the projects are preferred to be in original audio track (with English subtitles for foreign dialogue track projects) when submitting your work with an English dialogue track or with English subtitles otherwise, please submit an English dialogue script.

SELECTION: Each entry is considered for the Official Competition and the out-of-competition Showcase screenings. The Festival Selection committee will choose the films to be screened in competition and showcase. Works will be judged within their category for conceptual, technical and aesthetic innovation and excellence.

The Festival Selection committee reserves the right to change a film's category if the film is more suited for another category.

All submitted information and visual content will be retained by ReANIMANIA for archive, and for reference in programming with partner festivals.

All participants will be notified by e-mail of the pre-selection result within one week after finishing the selection. ReANIMANIA is pleased to welcome every filmmaker whose work has been selected for ReANIMANIA 9th edition at the festival and organizes if possible free board and lodging. In No case the Festival will cover travel expenses.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES: The Festival Competition program is consisted of the following titles:

Animated Feature Films competition.
Animated Short Films competition (up to 30 min. long).
Animated Graduation Films competition.
Animated Commissioned TV & Educational films competition.
Animated Musical Clips competition.

COMPETITION JURIES: The Festival will have three juries for each category (one international jury, two locals) All members of the international juries will be closely connected with the art of animation. Productions produced or directed by members of the juries are not eligible for entry in the categories of the Official Competition. The decisions of the juries are final.

Overall Rating
  • Jing Sun

    ReAnimania is such a professional and cute festival for animation and Comic Art! Even though I couldn't make it in person, based on what I see through social media, I do appreciate what they have done for filmmakers! The diversity in selected films is such a nice thing! Thank you again!!!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your appreciation and comment, we work hard to make the best selection and present the best for our local and int. audience.
    But nothing would be achieved without your supports!
    Thank you!

  • Aroop Dwivedi

    Reanimania has some very interesting curation of short films, a fantastic festival in a very beautiful city, highly recommended. Also Thank you for finally picking my film in your music video category.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Aroop, Thank you for submitting,participating in person, and making things happen, and being a part of developing an overwhelming atmosphere with your positive and professional presence at ReAnimania.
    We are looking forward to meet you again soon... in 2020.

  • Ani Antonova

    Although, we didn't have the opportunity to attend the festival, the communication with the team was great and we were very happy that our film was part of the program.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ani, hope to see in ReAnimania soon, in 2020, and join all our activities.

  • moein allameh

    Need to be more diciplinative!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your comment and critic, your critic will help us to grow more and to be more organized!
    Would be glad if you visit our FB page; and send us a message with your precise problem that you have faced, in order to solve the issue, and to not repeat it later.
    Much appreciated.
    ReAnimania Team

  • esmaeel abbasi

    Growing to become stronger and becoming a good festival

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    We can't grow without your support and participation, thank you for the trust and believin in.