Animators Guild India Festival 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01 October 2023
Pioneer Hall, Bandra West, Mumbai
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About the Festival: AGIF was created with the express desire to showcase a massive variety of genre-defining short films and created projects being produced throughout the world. From drama to action to horror to documentary to animation, all genres are accepted and originality is prized above all. The audiences for our film festival are a diverse and discerning group from the field of creative arts and design themselves. Originality, uniqueness, and out-of-the-box sensibilities are valued for submissions. The films will be judged by a panel of designers, filmmakers, producers, and creative people who know and love films. We are looking for dynamic scripts, direction, and performances. Films that have a good rhythm and no dead spots. Industry leaders and experts will be participating in the AGIF and so in the near future, this fest aims to provide benefits to our participants within the field of broadcast media. We look to tap into the high demand for well-curated and audience-tested creative content among networks and platforms. Updates are to be announced soon on our social media and website.

2023 Call for Entries

The 2nd Animators Guild India Fest (AGIF) will take place from 2 to 3 December 2023.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Any entry, animated film, or music video, including computer-generated animation and combinations of live-action, technology, NFT, AR, and VR, that are completed after January 01, 2022, can participate.
  • Films and entries completed prior to January 01, 2021, are not eligible for participation. This rule does not count for Feature Film Competition, in this category we accept films that have been completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.


Open to all students: (International and national)

  • Best Student Animated Film
  • Best Student Experimental Film

Open to All Professionals: (International and national)

  • Best Animated Promotion Film/Campaign (Broadcast, OTT, Yt, SMM) (Under 1 minute)
  • Best Live Action Promotion Film/Campaign (Broadcast, OTT, Yt, SMM) (Under 1 minute)
  • Best Animated Short Film (Under 5 Minutes)
  • Best Animated Film (Over 5 minutes but under 30 Minutes)
  • Best Animated Music Video
  • Best Experimental Short

Only for Citizens of India:

  • Rising Star (Student) Award
  • Rising Star (Young Gun) Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Audience Choice Award (Student) (International and national)

Audience Choice Award (Professional) (International and national)

All films that are not in the English language should have English subtitling, otherwise, they will not be considered.




Event Dates

  • From 02 December 2023 to 03 December 2023



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