ZEBRA - international animation film festival created and hosted by SHOTS (www.shots.si) is based in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. We will be holding our seventh edition on 27th of July 2024.

As we felt the need to create a place and therefor film festival that would cherish beautiful animations that are suited for children, kids, teen and adults (and their inner child!).

We ourselves are lovers of animations and we think it's time for all the beautiful authors to show their work to the world. Your work will be carefully viewed and handled with all respect that it deserves, we guarantee you that. Our main goal is to show your films to our young audience and therefore show them what is possible - we find it very important to encourage them through your work and hopefully give them a new chance to view the world through your stories. Let's do this together.

If you think you are up to our little party - Join ZEBRA today! ;)

In the need of answers please do not hesitate to contact us via email - we will answer as fast as the internet can handle it!

There will be an international jury award in each of the four film categories.

We accept animations of any kind that are up to 30 minutes in length. Submissions are possible only via FilmFreeway! We accept any film regardless of its completion date.

All films are first viewed by the festival programmers and if selected given to an international jury of filmmakers which will decide which films will be awarded in each category. Our programmers and jury will make final decisions and notify filmmakers accordingly. All decisions are final and feedback for individual films is not available.

We will nominate according to categories listed above and select the winning film in each category in the official selection. Winner is entitled to use to laurels on poster and all marketing material.

ZEBRA reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
- All submission fees are non-refundable. We will and can not return your screening and exhibition copies.
- The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
- The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
- Only producers, directors, and main actors/actress can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony. Regardless of their winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia will only receive laurels. If you wish you can get your prize via mail but have to cover to extra cost of shipping.

We reserve the right to withhold the screening of 2023 if less than 30 submissions have been submitted until the last submission date. Winners will still be announced online and in press. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to ZEBRA.

Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, partly locally telecast for promotion of the films and festival. The accepted work will be screened at the main event and at possible partner events to promote the nominated, selected and award winning films.

Overall Rating
  • Sadly this year screenings were cancelled because of the floods in Slovenia at that time but they did a great job with everything they could, amazing hospitality and sent me the award (which I didnt expect to be such an innovative, witty and adorable at the same time). I am glad I submitted it to this festival, recommend it a lot!

    August 2023
  • Thanks for screening my film LOVELY RITA at your festival. I also appreciated your uncomplicated handling.

    August 2023
  • Piret Sigus

    Thank you for the nice surprize that "The Turnip" has won one of the ZEBRA awards at Zebra animation friendly film festival!
    Long live animation friends and animation friendly festivals!

    August 2022
  • Barbara Brunner

    I was happy to be part of ZEBRA animation friendly festival with my shortmovie "Miles Away", the communication was very easy. Unfurtunately I couldn't attend.

    August 2019