This is an exclusively animation festival which is dedicated to up-and-coming film directors. There are separate competition categories for student films, diploma works and first films, which are made outside schools. Animation films made for children are competing in a separate programme.

Primanima takes place in the buzzing little town of Budaörs, Hungary (in the suburbs of Budapest). The main host of the events is the newly launched Budaörs Animation Base and Creative Space (BABtér).

Awards & Prizes

a) Grand Prix
b) Best Début Film
c) Best Diploma Film
d) Best Student Film
e) George Pal Award for most promising Hungarian talent
f) Macskássy Gyula Award for most popular Hungarian film
g) Prima Sound Award for the best sound design
h) The Children Jury’s Award for best children animation
i) Audience Award
j) Student Jury's Award

Rules & Terms

Category descriptions:

- Student film = your first steps in animation film making at high school, university education or any other trainings or workshops, including home made productions
- Diploma film = your B.A. or M.A. school-leaving short film
- First film = your first individual short film production apart from educational background
- Films for children = films suitable for children (aged 4–10) submitted for any of the above short film categories will also be considered by the progrmamers for the Films for Children Competition category.

Further rules & terms:

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    Kamila Dohnalová

    Primanima is a wonderful festival with unique intimate atmosphere. The 2016 selection included many amazing films - elaborate first-after-school movies as well as charming and well-crafted student pieces. Highly recommended to submit your movie to and to attend personally.

    October 2016