NEW - Please read carefully about ReAON (ReAnimania ONline Animation Film Festival).

ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter and animator Vrej Kassouny in 2008.
Armenia’s history in animation had begun 70 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 has become 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 Int. Animation Film Festival is proud to announce the Launch of ReAON
What is ReAON?
ReAON is an Online Animation Film Festival that will run parallel to ReAnimania IAFCAFY, end of each October every year, YET, ReAON will be ON until mid of December to give an opportunity for larger number of Animation fans to watch and meet latest updates and movies.
ReAON platform will give a chance to its followers, animated movie professionals, artists, filmmakers and animated movie fans to join ReAnimania from all over the world and follow up with latest hits in animated movies and classics through its new platform ReAON.
ReAON will be accessible to its online audience, wherever they are in the world, and whoever holds (Purchases) Online Badge/Accreditation, during the festival dates will parallely BE PART OF ReAnimania EVENT!
This is a UNIQUE opportunity for those who want to keep with the heartbeats of animation world, yet cannot travel for many reasons. NOW YOU CAN BE THERE FOR THE HITS, while you are sitting at home.
ReAON platform, will give the chance of viewing those movies the directors of which have signed and agreed to join ReAON online animation festival, in case of
- Selection in official competition.
- Possibility of selection out of competition program.
- Movies/filmmakers who do not agree on taking part in ReAON platform, in case of being selected in official competition, their movies will be only viewed at Traditional, physical festival on the ground as usual, their choice will be fully respected.
YOU CAN EASILY JOIN us by purchasing your badge (Early bird special price) here: (Link to buy your badge will be activated in mid of March)
The Opening of Online Accreditation will be soon launched!

ReAnimania’s motto is: “Life is a Picture, Make the Picture Come to Life.”


· Please be informed, the submission is with fee.
· Please visit ReAnimania’s Link for the payment.
· Or submit directly through ReAnimania’s website (

ReAON (ReAnimania ONline Animation Film Festival) Regulation
- Officially selected and authorized movies, will be streamed online, through ReAnimania’s newly-created platform on its own website and ReAON international online platform (Under construction), with ReAnimania’s watermark on.
- Only people with online accreditations (security codes, purchased in advance), will be able to access the platform.
- Each Online Accreditation/Badge is for one-person usage, or for one-time only screening of each program/movie.
- ReAON platform is highly secured and strictly forbidden from downloading any movie for accreditation holders. ¬
- ReAON platform is a “Screening ONLY” platform, not downloadable or allowed to be saved. (People with accreditation/pass code holders are only allowed for one time access for each program, movie, and workshop video materials).
- ReAON will be available by Online Badge/Accreditation Holder beginning from the day of the festival opening date, until 15 December. (Accreditation owner can view each program/movie only for once).
- Movies which are not authorized and approved for ReAON streaming, won’t be screened, and in case of being included in official selection, won’t be refunded with the submission as it will be the case with those who join ReAON platform. (All rights reserved and respected).
- Better for authorized movies to have ENGLISH subtitles for international viewers and Accreditation holders.
- The online accreditation and badge holders, who break the regulations and terms will be deprived of their license immediately and will not be able to access any more.
- ReAON platform will automatically, BLOCK/DEPRIVE of ACCESS the users who attempt to downloadi, and will receive a notification via e-mail.
- The abovementioned kind of online accreditation holders’ names will be archived and might be considered not to be sold any accreditation in the future.
- The winners of the festival, if not invited for the festival, will be invited as honorary guests for the next edition and take part in the international JURY!

Authorization section
Once you submit, your movie will be part of ReAON platform.
Please read above mentioned rules and notifications.

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

QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRIES: Only works completed after January 1, 2016 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.


· Please be informed, the submission is with fee.
· You are welcome to submit directly through ReAnimania’s website ( )

Only works completed after January 1, 2018 and never previously entered at ReAnimania International Animation film & Comics Art Festival will be accepted to the following competition categories:

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.
The Festival official online submission platform is: You can also find ReANIMANIA on the following platforms: FilmFreeway

NOTE: There is no need for submitting on multiple platforms. (One submission entry is enough).

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.

If your Work Is Selected for the Competition

Directors or Producers must provide high-definition digital video files (H264 or ProRes .mov files only). Directors or Producers of films selected for Official Competition have the option of sending a DCP copy as long as an H264 or ProRes .mov file is also provided.

The Festival does not accept any other format as a screening copy. If the Festival Office does not receive the required film or video screening copy in the proper format on or before September 15, 2017, the selected work will be withdrawn from the competition or showcase program.

All shipping costs to the Festival as well as any extra charges shall be covered by the sender. The cost of return-shipment will be covered by the Festival. We cannot accept customs fees. Do not list a value higher than $5.00 USD and please mention “For Cultural Purposes Only” on your package. The shipping address for screening copies is the following:


Argishti 7/4, Yerevan, 0015 Armenia Tel: +374-99-671716

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.

FESTIVAL PRIZES: The juries will present the following awards:

Grand Prizes

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Feature film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Short film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Commissioned TV & Educational film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Graduation film.

GRAND PRIZE Award for Best Animated Musical Clip.

Other Prizes

PUBLIC AWARD: one for each competition category.
ReANIMANIA SPECIAL PRIZE named after Valentine Podpomogov: Award for Best Animated Feature Film Concept Art
ReANIMANIA SPECIAL PRIZE named after Lev Atamanov: Award for Best Armenian Animated Film.
The juries, at their discretion, may also award additional special prizes.

The juries have the right to withhold an award in any category where no entries, in the Jury’s view, meet its standards for recognition.

Note: The producers and directors of award-winning films at ReANIMANIA should mention the prize obtained, the year and the name of ReANIMANIA in the credits of their film and on all related documentation.

PROMOTIONAL USE OF WORKS: Unless otherwise indicated on the entry form, the entrant grants the Festival the right to show, for publicity purposes only, up to 10% of the running time of the production to a maximum of three minutes.

Each year the Festival organizes series of screenings of the Best films presented during the festival days to encourage animation and the practice of filmmaking among the local youth. For this purpose the Festival obtains a distribution license of a Best of ReANIMANIA program for cultural and noncommercial screenings in Armenia. A contract for transfer of copyright will be proposed to the rights holders of the films to be used only for this program.

ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS: By agreeing to and/or submitting the entry form for

ReANIMANIA International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.

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.