AniMaroolic, International Festival of Animation is open to animation productions of every technique, genre, topic, format and screening media (film, video, television, Internet, smartphones, video games, VR, AR, fulldome, etc.). We have a special interest for innovative student and amateur productions and design. Participation is open for productions from all over the world, with emphasis in those from Europe. There is no limit to the number of entries that a participant can send.

AniMaroolic is an international animation festival and animation character exhibition in Split, Croatia. The festival was founded, established and directed by Multimedia Department of Marko Marulic, City library of Split. The creators of the festival gather artists who collaborate with young and adults on different film workshops and masterclasses. We encourage and promote all aspects of creativity by hosting local as well as international events and activities for kids and adults alike

During three day festival event, there will be City Library Marko Marulić projection of competition in our multimedia halls and exhibition of competition of designed characters in our showroom and our Multimedia Department.

1. day, opening ceremony of Animaroolic (first projection of competition, opening the exhibition)
2. day, projection of competition
3. closing ceremony, awards announcement, projection of the best work

AniMaroolic 2023 competition awards:

Grand prix

Best animation (Main Competition)
Honorable mentions (individual and/or group)

Best animation (Student Competition)
Honorable mentions (individual and/or group)

Best kids animation - kids public award

AniMaroolic invites international and domestic, professionals, students and amateurs animation artists to participate.

Call for entries is opened for emerging and established authors, new authors and students.

Rules & Terms:

It will take place from 6th - 8th of November 2023 in Split City Library, Croatia. Festival focuses on recognizable author's aesthetics and individual views. The call is opened for international and domestic artists.

Your work has to be up to 15 minutes long. We accept all types of animation (hybrids, shorts, features...) as long as they are suitable for public display.

All entries for this Years edition must be produced in time period 2021. - 2023.

By finalizing the application you accept that we use up to 15 sec or a screenshot of your work in promotional purposes for the festival (presentation of work, booklet for the exhibition, promotional video etc.)

You can send your applications till October 1st at 23:59 Eastern European time.

Overall Rating
  • Andrea Pierri

    First year and hopefully many more to come. Thank you to the jury and the whole AniMaroolic audience and staff. Long life to animation!

    November 2022
  • Liana Makaryan

    Thank you so much for the special mention award!
    I'm thrilled!

    November 2022