Over the years, ASIFA International has outlined guidelines for festivals, to ensure that the filmmaker is treated with respect, that films are fairly judged, screened professionally, etc. The full guidelines are at under festivals.

International Animation Festivals

Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Japan)

SICAF – Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (Korea)

Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market (France)

Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada)

Cinanima International Animated Film Festival (Portugal)

Zagreb Animafest: World Festival of Animated Films

Other than the festivals listed above, we find festival experiences can be very uneven! Good luck!

Animation Festival List

PLEASE NOTE: This festival list was created a few years ago. It is not comprehensive. The listing may not be current. We leave it on our website because some folks have told us it is useful. However we don't plan to update it. There are other, more current resources including review sites (like and entry sites for filmmakers, like (without-a-box and b-side).


$100 film festival

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine

Ajijic Carretera Oriente #33D
(next to Linea Profesl Auto Rental)
Ajijic, Jalisco 45920 Mexico
tel: +52 (376) 766-3070
fax: +52 (376) 766-0066

Contact: Robin Lawrason

Animated Encounters

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Art In Motion


National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Banff 2002 TV Festival

Banff Television Foundation

Big Muddy Film Festival

Brooklyn International Film Festival


Chicago Underground Film Festival

Da Vinci Film and Video Festival


1458 West Blackhawk Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

4826 W. 77th Terrace
Prairie Village, KS 66208-4321

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

12930 Ventura Blvd. #915
Studio City , CA 91604
United States

Manhattan Short Film Festival

MSFilmFest c/o the Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York City, NY 10016

Nashville Independent Film Festival

Nashville, TN 37202-4330

New York International Children's Film Festival

295 Greenwich Street #426
New York, NY 10007

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Seoul International Animation Festival

studio clayart – a brand of scopas medien ag

daimlerstrasse 32-36
60314 frankfurt/main