ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival 2022

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
26 July 2022 - 31 July 2022
Bagheria / Palermo, ITALY
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Festival Description

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival aims to promote and disseminate the art and culture of animation cinema in Sicily, opening the gate to collaborations, productions and co-productions with other european countries, predicting a transnational movement; to look for the most capting innovations and original languages that the animated film offers, proposing a wide range of initiatives to involve a wide heterogeneous audience throughout the territory.

The festival, oriented toward the independent world of authorial animation, is structured in different sections with competitive and non competitive programmes. The competitive programme explores not only the more traditional productions, but also the technological experimentations, offering, therefore, a wide overview of the various ramifications of the animation sector.

The other sections dedicate a wide amount of space to retrospectives, in-depth analysis and meetings with the authors, cartes blanches and focus about the authors and films coming from the guest of honour country, so as to reflect on the creative and productive differences also through forms of cooperation and exchange of experiences with other partner festivals. Every year there are professionalising workshops, laboratories and programmes for children and a program dedicated to young talents in training.

Animaphix is a project organised by Qb Cultural Association with the purpose of supporting the animated cinema, art and culture, promoting young talents and high quality films, strongly oriented towards the authorial and experimental world.

2022 Call for Entries

The 8th edition of ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival will take place from 26 to 31 July 2022.

The categories are: Short Animated Film, Animated Printing, Dok Animation, Experimental Animation, Italian Animation and Young Animation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Works admitted to the competition can be of any kind, in any language, realised on any support and with any technique.
  • There are no restrictions on themes.
  • Only works created from the 1st of January 2020 are admitted.
  • Maximum duration is of 20 minutes (credits included).


- Best International Animated Short Film Award
- Renato Guttuso Award for the Best Animated Painting
- Best Animated Documentary Award
- Best Experimental Short Film, Abstract and Non-Narrative Award
- Giannalberto Bendazzi Award for the Best Italian Animated Short Film

A special prize awarded by the artistic direction

- Best Young International Animated Short Film (6+) Award
- Best Young International Animated Short Film (8+) Award
- Best Young International Animated Short Film (11+) Award
- Best Young International Animated Short Film (14+) Award

2020-18 Festival Coverage (ARCHIVE):



Event Dates

  • From 26 July 2022 to 31 July 2022