VOID is an animation festival based in the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

We are open to screening animation in film, virtual reality, visuals, computer games, shorts, features, and documentaries. And if you are using animation for something else, that thing as well! Do you want to show us your game, virtual reality experience, art installation or other types of animation that can not be submitted to FilmFreeway, please contact us at program@voidfilmfestival.

If you are better than the rest, more curious than the rest, freakier than the rest – if your animation creates feelings or thoughts that haven’t been felt before - we want to see your work.

OH. But only for adults. Yes, we love animation for children, too, but at VOID we only screen for adults.

VOID III is taking place in Jan-Feb 2018, and will feature film international guests, seminars, events, awards, and parties.

The name VOID refers to the blank canvas, the empty space, from which directors, animators and artists create entire worlds of pure imagination.

The name also refers to the gap in the programming of Danish cinemas. Aside from big budget hits, animated films very rarely get a shot at the big screen in Denmark. We work with the best cinemas, venues, and locations in Copenhagen to create all types of animated experiences.

The festival's primary film screening venue will once again be The Cinematheque at The Danish Film Institute in downtown Copenhagen.

Audience Award
Music Video Award
Graduation Film Award

- Submission of a film implies that the submitter is the holder of the rights for the film, and that no rights for all or parts of the film are in dispute. Submission also implies that the submitter will be willing to screen the film a maximum of three times during the festival.

- VOID accepts all forms of animation - including works of fiction, music videos and documentary works - but we do not accept films made for children. Projects that feature both animation and live action or other elements are eligible for consideration, as long as the animation carries a substantial weight in either story or style.

- The festival organizers reserve the right to dismiss any film that is deemed as being aimed primarily at a young audience or as not falling under the umbrella of animation. This decision is final and at the discretion of the festival.

- Films/projects must have been completed after January 1st 2016.

- Films/projects must be available for screening in a cinema quality copy no later than November 1st 2017.

- Films must be Copenhagen premieres. Danish premieres preferred.

- Any submission fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
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    Laura N-Tamara

    A growing festival with an exciting direction (Animation more for adults), some amazing venues in the city of Copenhagen (Danish Film Institute, Gloria theatre), a very stylish art direction and a great atmosphere.
    The staff and organisers were overwhelmingly kind, helpful, and energetic, even setting aside tickets for me and my guest for the Breadwinner premiere. I was impressed by the balance between professional quality of the festival and overall cosy friendliness, and met some great people through the Animixers. Definitely a festival to watch, I hope to come back next year !

    February 2018
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    Sasha Svirsky

    It's young, not big, but very nice and cosy festival made by enthusiasts in animation. The team is really attentive and professional. We have a great pleasure to be on the festival, and communication with the team was at high level as well.

    February 2018
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    Milan Gessner

    The Void Film Festival is a really nice festival!
    It has a great selection of different animation styles and themes,
    all more or less aimed at a mature audience, which in my opinion
    is often overlooked, when animation is discussed as an artform.
    Also really nice people hosting the festival and the Cinemateket Copenhagen is a great location to show all the animated films.
    I was very humbled to be invited.
    Highly recommended!

    February 2017