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ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival is both an academic and cultural event, devoted specifically to animation in its artistic and technological dimensions. Held every odd year since 2001 - and annually since 2022 - ANIMA is the main animation event in Argentina and a very influential player in its field in Latin America.

Every edition, ANIMA gathers a wonderful community of animators and live action filmmakers, designers, producers, visual and audiovisual artists, who get together and share through panels, seminars, exhibitions, screenings and social networking opportunities.

The 2024 edition of ANIMA will focus on ANIMATION SCHOOLS and STUDENT ANIMATION, since this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Centro Experimental de Animación of the Faculty of Arts, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

ANIMA – Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba es un evento de carácter académico y cultural, de alcance internacional, dedicado específicamente al arte y la técnica de la animación. De periodicidad bianual desde 2001, y anualmente desde 2022, constituye el principal evento realizado en la República Argentina respecto a la animación, y uno de los más relevantes de América Latina.

En cada edición, ANIMA convoca a una maravillosa comunidad de animadores, cineastas, diseñadores, productores, artistas audiovisuales y visuales; que durante los tres días del festival disfrutan de paneles, seminarios, exhibiciones, proyecciones y muchas oportunidades de socialización.

La edición 2024 de ANIMA focalizará en ESCUELAS DE ANIMACIÓN y ANIMACIÓN DE ESTUDIANTES, ya que este año se celebra el 30° aniversario de la fundación del Centro Experimental de Animación de la Facultad de Artes, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

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The organizers will name Juries which will award the following official Prizes or Distinctions:

- Grand Jury Award
- Best International Graduation Animation Prize
- Best Latin American Graduation Animation Prize
- Best Argentine Graduation Animation Prize
- Best International Student Animation Prize
- Best Latin American Student Animation Prize
- Best Argentine Student Animation Prize
- Audience Prize to Short Film

If deemed appropriate, the Juries may also award Special Jury Mentions, or deem vacant any award. All decisions of the Juries are final.


La organización nombrará Jurados que otorgarán los siguientes Premios y Distinciones oficiales:

Gran Premio del Jurado
Premio a la Mejor Animación de Graduación Internacional
Premio a la Mejor Animación de Graduación Latinoamericana
Premio a la Mejor Animación de Graduación Argentina
Premio a la Mejor Animación Estudiantil Internacional
Premio a la Mejor Animación Estudiantil Latinoamericana
Premio a la Mejor Animación Estudiantil Argentina
Premio del Público al cortometraje

De considerarlo conveniente, los Jurados podrán otorgar además Menciones Especiales, o declarar desierto algún Premio y/o Distinción. Las decisiones de los Jurados serán inapelables.

(Para la versión en español, visite la web del festival)

Latin American Animation Schools Meeting
“CEAn 1994-2024: 30 years forging animated futures”


ANIMA2024 – XIV Córdoba International Animation Festival - Latin American Animation Schools Meeting is jointly organized by the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) through its Centro Experimental de Animación; the Animation Chair of the Universidad Nacional de Villa María; and the UNC’s Secretaría de Extensión Universitaria. The festival receives support from the Centro de Producción e Investigación en Artes, UNC.
The festival will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, from October 17-18, 2024; both in on-site and online versions.

The Festival’s main objectives are:
● To favour the recognition of the art of animation in its many dimensions: technical, stylistic, as a social product, as a cultural asset, etc.
● To generate a meeting point for reflection, encounter and exchange among the different areas that, from their particular activities, contribute to this cultural industry.
● To promote regional technological development.
● To stimulate the production, distribution and exhibition of animations made in academic instances.
● To promote specific training instances in the field of animation.

The Festival is open to animation productions made in an academic environment of every technique, genre, topic, format and screening media (film, video, television, Internet, smartphones). Special interest is granted to innovative works. Participation is open for productions from all over the world, with emphasis in those from Latin America. There is no limit to the number of entries that a participant can send.

There is no entry fee.

Only animations completed after January 1st 2019 will be accepted, and which have not been entered in former editions of the festival. The festival will not pay screening fees in any case.

Films should register under one of the following categories:

Graduation Short films
Degree’s graduation animation short films - Running time up to 20 minutes

Student Short films
Animation short films made by students in course - Running time up to 20 minutes

The organizers will name Juries which will award the following official Prizes or Distinctions:

- Grand Jury Award
- Best International Graduation Animation Prize
- Best Latin American Graduation Animation Prize
- Best Argentine Graduation Animation Prize
- Best International Student Animation Prize
- Best Latin American Student Animation Prize
- Best Argentine Student Animation Prize
- Audience Prize to Short Film

If deemed appropriate, the Juries may also award Special Jury Mentions, or deem vacant any award. All decisions of the Juries are final.

Cachoíto Award
The Cachoito Award is given away by ANIMA to Argentine animation personalities or collectives, to honor either its lifetime achievements in animation or the undertaking of transformative actions to the Argentine animation community. It receives its name in honor of the late Miguel ‘Cachoíto’ de Lorenzi, who was a groundbreaking designer, animator and educator from Córdoba, Argentina.

CINE.AR Honorable Mention
The CINE.AR Honorable Mention of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) awards Argentine short films that participate in national festival competitions in recognition of artistic innovation, audiovisual creativity, production quality, content and the message that the work brings to the public. Its objective is the exhibition of the winning short films through the varied screens offered by the INCAA to guarantee free access to all citizens of the country to audiovisual cultural goods produced in our territory, expand and diversify the audiences of national short films and make visible the new generations that make them, giving them a prominent place in our programming that allows us to enjoy this format that is in continuous growth.

Independent Awards
The Independent Awards are awarded by audiovisual entities other than the ANIMA. The granting of these will be defined in each case by the ANIMA organization.

Entries should be registered through FilmFreeway’s Platform at https://filmfreeway.com/animafestival

The Festival’s official languages are Spanish and English. If the film has dialogue in another language, the entrant must submit for selection a subtitled copy in either Spanish or English.

PLEASE NOTE> For selection purposes, all films should be accessible online and streaming (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. ) DO NOT SEND A DVD. DO NOT SEND A FILE.

The Organizers do not compromise to screen the total number of entries. Curatorship of the programs and their qualification as Competitive or Non Competitive will be of competence of the Artistic Director, and decisions on this respect will be final. If the entrant does not want the film to be considered for Non Competitive programs, it should indicate so in the space provided in the Entry Form.

Those whose entries have been selected for exhibition – either for Competitive or Non-Competitive categories – will receive a digital Certificate of Participation in the Festival, the Festival’s Laurels and Catalogue.

The outcome of the selection process will be informed on August 30th, 2024.

If your film is selected, we will contact you and ask you for a high definition file for projection, subtitles in Spanish and English in .srt format, photographs and other promotional materials. In addition, you will be asked to provide proof of your connection to the educational institution at the time the film was made.
Failure to provide any of the requested materials on the requested deadline will automatically disqualify the entry.
We strongly recommend that those files are also sent as an Internet download through Google Drive or WeTransfer. The Festival will not pay, in any case, any fees from the mailing of the entries.

The organizers may exhibit the selected short films after the festival as part of touring exhibition programs. These screenings may be public or private, and be held anywhere in the world by the festival itself or by third parties, but only with free admission and for cultural or educational purposes.

The registration will remain open until Sunday, June 30, 2024, for all school work. And then, until Sunday, August 10, 2024, through a Waiver Code, provided to the educational institutions. After that date, no work will be considered eligible.

The producers and directors of the awarded films undertake to mention the Award and the name “ANIMA 2024, XIV International Animation Festival of Córdoba” in the credits of their film, website and in all related documentation.

The entrants will be responsible for claims of any nature that third parties might perform in respect to production credits, copyright, inclusion rights, performers’ rights, etc.

All participants, just by sending an entry to the Festival, fully accept these Rules and Regulations. Should any problem arise, it will be solved by the Organizers considering the Spanish version of these Rules and Regulations.

Mailing Address
ANIMA2024 c/o Centro Experimental de Animación
Facultad de Artes, UNC
Pabellón México, Ciudad Universitaria
5000 – Córdoba



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Overall Rating
  • Un placer haber podido asistir al Anima Festival de Córdoba y presentar nuestro corto (¡gracias por el reconocimiento!). El equipo de organización es muy cálido y entusiasta, y brinda una selección de piezas de animación muy cuidada y variada, que dan un aire fresco de experimentación y diversidad. ¡Y el entorno cordobés no puede ser más hermoso!
    It was a pleasure to have been able to attend the Anima Festival in Córdoba and present our short film (thanks for the recognition!). The organization team is very warm and enthusiastic, and provides a very careful and varied selection of animation pieces, which give a fresh air of experimentation and diversity. And the Cordoban surroundings couldn't be more beautiful!

    November 2023
  • Alexandre de Villeneuve

    Amazing festival celebrating animation industry. Thank you!

    October 2023
  • Rebekah Louisa Smith

    A wonderful festival - a brilliant festival team and well organised. Communication and production were fantastic

    October 2023
  • It was an honor to participate in ANIMA, Córdoba International Animation Festival with so many great Artist. Thank you ANIMA for selecting my short.

    October 2022
  • Anima es un festival hermoso! Siempre muy buena la selección y las actividades, además Córdoba y su gente es lo mejor de todo. Amamos el Anima

    October 2022