Get ready to immerse yourself in the magical world of animation at the Canlandıranlar Film Festival! This annual event celebrates the vibrant and diverse world of animated films, bringing together top-notch talent, innovative storytelling, and captivating visual artistry from around the globe.

The Canlandıranlar Film Festival aims to showcase the best of both established and emerging animators, providing a platform for artists to share their passion and creativity with a broader audience. With a carefully curated selection of films, ranging from traditional hand-drawn animation to cutting-edge digital techniques, Canlandıranlar promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for animation enthusiasts of all ages.

Over the course of the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a plethora of animated films, including feature-length movies, short films, and experimental works. These films will represent a diverse array of genres, styles, and subjects – from heartwarming family stories to thought-provoking documentaries and enchanting fantasy worlds.

In addition to the film screenings, Canlandıranlar also offers a variety of engaging events and activities designed to enhance your festival experience. Participate in insightful panel discussions featuring industry professionals, attend masterclasses led by renowned animators, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process through exclusive workshops.

Don't miss out on this enchanting celebration of animation and creativity! Join us at the Canlandıranlar Film Festival and embark on a mesmerizing journey through the imaginative and colorful world of animated cinema.

Best Film
Best Student Film
Best First Film
Best Turkish Film

Eligible Entries
Any audiovisual animation created frame by frame, regardless of the technique, made for cinema, television, or other screening platforms, may be entered. Only works completed after January 1, 2021, and not previously submitted to the Canlandıranlar Film Festival will be accepted. To participate, films must be submitted by June 2, 2023.

Online Submissions
No entry fee is required. Only completed online submission forms will be considered, and they must be received by June 2, 2023.

Selection Process
The Artistic Director leads the selection in collaboration with the Canlandıranlar Association and the Programme Planning department. The chosen films will comprise the Festival's Official Selections, which will be posted on from August 4, 2023. The Festival will notify the person submitting the selected film by email, requesting materials necessary for publications and screenings. Entrants have until August 25, 2023, to withdraw from the program. No film can be withdrawn after this date. If a film is not selected, the Festival will inform the person submitting the film by email before August 25, 2023.

The Canlandıranlar Association will provide subtitles for Turkish and non-Turkish-speaking short films presented in the competition. Original time-coded text of the dialogue and/or commentary will be requested.

Jury Selection
The Canlandıranlar Association management will determine the composition of the international juries, consisting of 3 members. No member of the Canlandıranlar Association management will be part of the jury. The juries reserve the right not to award a prize but can only award the prizes listed below.

Official Awards
The juries will present the following awards:

- Best Film
- Best Student Film
- Best First Film
- Best Turkish Film

Data Protection
The requested information, including photos, will be used for electronic or paper media related to the Festival, as well as on the Internet and the Canlandıranlar Association's database. In accordance with data protection laws, you may exercise your right to access, rectify, or object to information about you contained in our files by contacting the Festival and Association management.

Overall Rating
  • Kaliteli bir film festivali çok iligililer

    November 2022
  • Herkese merhaba,
    Gerçekten üst düzey bir festival oldu her anlamda. Festivale iyi ki katılmışım. İlk animasyon filmim BEN ÖLMEDEN ÖNCE ile Ülkemizin en iyi animasyon film festivalinde finalist olmak büyük onur, Sizleri ve Peter Lord'u tanımak büyük şeref..Katıldığımız tüm etkinlikler çeok keyifli ve eğiticiydi.

    Tek bir konuda eleştirim olacak, Ulusal ve Uluslararası finalistler olarak iki bölüme ayırdığınız ödül töreninde, verilen 4 ödülü ulusal'a ayrı 4 ödül, uluslararasına ayrı 4 ödül olarak verebilseydiniz bir ödül alma şansımız olurdu.13 ulusal finalist filmden sadece 1 film ödül aldı.
    Yine de orada olmak çok keyifliydi.
    Seneye görüşmek üzere

    Film Yönetmeni

    October 2022
  • Arda Bilen

    It was a good festival. Best part was Peter Lord speech.

    October 2022
  • Leila Ahang

    Thanks for your great festival.

    November 2021
  • Lynn Polyak

    thank you for having us!

    November 2021