Animator FEST - European Youth Festival of Animated Film

Organized by the Cultural centre "Svetozar Markovic" in Jagodina (Serbia) Animator fest was founded in 2013. and is supported by the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information.
The festival is aimed at promoting the art of animation from European countries and serves as a place of gathering for young people willing to exchange and build new creative ideas.
The festival’s programme represents youth film production of schools and individual authors divided into 2 categories: authors under 15 years of age and authors 15 to 18 years old.

Awards & Prizes
For each category, the jury will award the following prizes:
1. Grand prix for the best film
2. First, Second, and Third prize
Jury can also come up with special awards for the films that stood out in certain aspects not covered by the official prizes, according to their opinion.

Rules & Terms
Only animated films not longer than 15 minutes will be accepted (using “frame by frame” or computer animation techniques or combining live action and animation in which case animation must take more than 50% running time)
Works coming from non European countries cannot be accepted for competition, but can be screened at the festival.
One school or author can submit more than one film according to festival rules.
There is no entry fee.

For pre- selection films must be sent only in MP4 or AVI format.
The Entry form should be sent by e-mail to
The Entry Form must be sent together with a digital copy of the film for pre- selection alongside two or more stills from the film (300 dpi), a film synopsis (maximum 500 characters) and a brief biography of the author.

All the films need to have English subtitles incorporated, except if the language spoken in the film is English.

The participation (sending film for pre-selection and signing the Entry Form) in the Animator fest implies unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations. Films once applied for the festival cannot be withdrawn.
Festival confirms that all the authors` rights,
clearly indicated in the Entry Form, will be guaranteed.


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair