Hi KingstOOners!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that the event has been postponed to April 5-7, 2019.

We regret the inconvenience caused by the short notice of the changed dates, and apologize most sincerely.

The YEDAI Project team is determined to make KingstOOn a success and efforts are now underway to enhance the event on the new dates. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns and stay "tooned" for further updates. We are just as excited as you are to make KingstOOn happen!

KingstOOn is a 3-day animation conference, marketplace and expo hosted in Kingston, Jamaica. The themes are “Learn, Earn and Display”. The events boasts over 28 sessions with global and local leaders in the animation industry participating in workshops, seminars, panels, master-classes and more.

Our marketplace will have content-buyers from free-to-air TV, cable networks and over-the-top content providers and distributers. All our participants and delegates will be available through speed meeting and the business-to-business lounge.

KingstOOn will also host three (3) competitions as a part of its core activities: The KEACC, the KingstOOn Pitch Competition and the KIAFF. Find out more about the competitions via our website: http://www.kingstoonfest.com

Hardware (drawing tablets, computers); Software (perpetual licenses to industry leading 2D animation softwares); opportunities for distribution deals with local, regional and international distributors; entry into other Film Festivals and conferences.

KingstOOn will cover the costs of airfare and accommodation for all finalists to attend the finals, conference and festivities in Kingston, Jamaica.

Who can enter:

The competition is open to all storytellers, artists, illustrators, animators, students, and professionals. The competition is open to individuals, teams or organizations.


Winning entries of previous KingstOOn Competitions (2013 and 2016) are not eligible for entry into the same category with which the award was received.
Entries completed more than twenty four (24) months prior to the closing date of submissions are not eligible. The closing date of submissions is August 31, 2018.
Members of the KingstOOn planning team and their immediate families, persons connected to the competitions and their immediate families, i.e. prize sponsors, are not eligible to enter the competition.

We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that do not follow the rules.
The Work Must Be Original: Your entries must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. (If your entry infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your entry to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials. We reserve the right to request proof that your submissions are original artwork created solely by you. Non-compliance to this rule will be a disqualification of your entry.

Copyright: The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.

Non-exclusive Permissions:
By entering this competition, you are granting The Office Of The Prime Minister, a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce your entry on kingstoonfest.com, KingstOOn newsletters, and on KingstOOn social media pages (Facebook@kingstoonfest, Twitter@kingstoonfest and Instagram@kingstOOnfest). Entries will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here.


All entries must contain animated content. Entries that contain live action must include at least 75% animated content to be eligible.
Entries must NOT contain expletive language, nudity, discriminate against race, gender, religion or any ethnic group.
Valid passport and visas will be required if the competition prize includes travel outside the entrant’s country of residence. KingstOOn will not cover any visa or passport related costs.

Language: All entries must be in English, or subtitled in English.

Competitions are open during the period April 23 – August 31, 2018. Apply by midnight Eastern Standard Time, August 31, 2018. No entries will be accepted past the posted deadline.

Entry is completely FREE!

On the form you will be required to upload videos or documents.

File requirements:

Videos must be either .mov, .mp4 or .avi.
Documents must be in PDF
Email any questions of concerns to info@kingstoonfest.com or send a message on the KingstOOn Facebook group.


Entrants are allowed a maximum of one (1) submission per category. Those who register more than once per category will be disqualified.


Apply by midnight Eastern Standard Time, August 31, 2018. No entries will be accepted past the posted deadline.

Overall Rating
  • Heaven Kid

    Excelente festival. This is a great event to be a part of.

    August 2019
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    July 2019

    Well, my film was officially selected for the festival but I did not receive any information about the festival through mail. I would still like to know about the result! :)

    July 2019
  • daniela fiore

    no tuvimos mucha informacion del festival. Pero calculo que estuvo todo bien

    May 2019
  • Dr. Vilas Padhye

    It was a pleasure to know our film Let's save Bobby made it to the semifinals at KinstOOn. Our team was happy with the timely correspondence and professional approach of the organizers. Best wishes for future editions!

    April 2019