Viborg Animation Festival 2023
VAF is Denmark’s largest international animation festival and a celebration of all things animated. The VAF film program is all about presenting great film experiences, where the audience meets and experiences the artists' desire to tell stories and to experiment with animation as craftsmanship.
In addition to the film program VAF also presents workshops, exhibitions, talks, cultural events and a vast industry track featuring seminars and conferences.
VAF is a non-profit festival and is held each year at the end of September in Viborg, region of Jutland, Denmark.
2023 Call for Entries
The 11th VAF Viborg International Animation Festival will take place from 25 September to 1 October 2023.
Awards & Prizes
- NEW* - VAF Diversity Film Award
VAF Diversity Film Award is an international category eligible for any genre of animated short film. The film can be no more than 20 minutes (incl. credits) and has to be fully or partially animated. The category aims to showcase stories from underrepresented groups, focusing on issues in minority groups such as sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, disabilities, or others.
- VAF Best Feature:
VAF Best Animated feature includes all internationally produced animation films of any genre. The length of the films is minimum 40 minutes including credits.
- VAF Best Short
VAF Best Short Animated Film includes all internationally produced films of any genre or style. The length of the films must not exceed 20 minutes including credits.
- VAF Best Experimental Short Film.
VAF Best Experimental film includes all internationally produced animation films which relates experimentally to animation, both in technique and in storytelling. The length of the films must not exceed 20 minutes including credits.
- VAF Best Graduation Film
VAF Best Graduation Film includes all internationally graduation animated films from art and animation schools. The length of the films must not exceed 20 minutes including credits.
- VAF Best Commissioned Work
VAF Best Commissioned work includes all international produced animation short films for educational or industrial use or music videos, tourist film, commercials and campaign and dissemination films. The length of the films must not exceed 30 minutes including credits.
- Open Workshop Danish Talent Award Open Workshop Danish Talent Award includes all Danish produced animation films of any genre or style.. The length of the films must not exceed 30 minutes including credits
- ANIMOK Youth Jury Award. The short films in this competition are aimed at young people aged 12-14.. ANIMOK Youth Jury Award is giving to a short film selected by a group of young kids age 12-13 years old.
- ANIDOX:VR Award . ANIDOX:VR is an annual exhibition of non-fiction works in virtual reality and new media platforms. The ANIDOX:VR Award celebrates the best of factual storytelling and craftsmanship, awarded by the VR Jury.
- Early bird deadline: 15 January 2023, regular deadline: 21 March 2023, late deadline: 10 April 2023
- Submit via FilmFreeway
2022 Festival Coverage
- From 25 September 2023 to 01 October 2023