The annual animation festival that offers the audience an overview of the best contemporary films. The festival centre is located at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where film screenings, workshops, lectures and meetings with authors take place. Close by are several additional screening venues, the attractive and developing North Tallinn area with the city's best cafes and party locations. Animist brings together animation enthusiasts and filmmakers in a relaxed atmosphere, creates an opportunity to exchange and generate ideas.
In addition to the international competition program, the festival aims to explore the connection between animation and other fields of life.
The festival is supported by Estonian Film Institute, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the City of Tallinn.
The competitions are open to films created in any animation technique. Only animated films completed after January 1, 2020 may be submitted to participate in the Festival competitions. The duration must not exceed 30 minutes of the total running time. Only completed animated films will be taken into consideration in the preselection process.
All films selected for competitive and non-competitive sections will be screened without entitlement to screening fees.
Animist Tallinn is holding a competition in following categories:
a) Best Animated Short (The international competition of short animated films)
b) Best Student Animated Short (The international competition of student short animated films)