Ajayu International Animation Festival

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
05/09/2023 - 08/10/2023
Puno, Peru
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Festival Description: 

The Ajayu Festival is a window so that the world of animation can be seen taking advantage of the celebrated days of the city of Puno, generating diverse public through their projections, talks, advice and workshops. Ajayu seeks to revalue the artistic expression of animation, through the cultural exchange that is in the animated productions.

2021 Call for entries

The 6th Ajayu International Animation Festival is a cultural activity organized by Sapa Inti Estudios and the Ajayu Cinematographic Association, which, despite the pandemic situation that our country and the world is going through, this year will carry out its edition again virtually in strict respect of the health and safety measures proposed by the Peruvian state.

This event, which in turn hosts different cultural activities, has positioned itself throughout its trajectory in these years uninterruptedly becoming a transcendental activity for the Animation industry in our country.

This year with its sixth edition, to be held from September 29 to October 2, 2021, the commitment to show the artistic expression of animation is renewed, guiding its thematic axis on the native woman and her role in different areas, reflected in animated productions and ancestral cultural events.

In this festival, as usual, artists from the animated audiovisual field and other disciplines will participate, coming from the Puno region, Peru and various countries around the world, who through their expression will make this virtual edition a contemporary Andean experience.

The prizes will be divided as follows:
• Best international animated short film (Trophy and certificate)
• Best animated short film from Peru (Economic Award, Trophy and certificate)
• Best animated short film from Latin America (Trophy and certificate)
• Best animated short film of Thesis or Graduation (certificate)
• Best Animated Feature Film (Trophy and certificate)
• Best animated series (Trophy and certificate)
• Special Mention Best Short Film 2D Animation (Certificate)
• Special Mention Best Short Film Animation CGI (Certificate)
• Special Mention Best Short Film Stop Motion (Certificate)
• Special Mention Best Short Film Collage or Mixed (Certificate)
• Special Mention Best animation made by children - Ajayito Award (Certificate)
• Best Animated Short Film Audience Award (certificate)
• Best Animated Feature Film Audience Award (certificate)
• Great Ajayu Award given by the jury for the best short film (Trophy and certificate)

Animated projects that have been completed as of January 1, 2017 participate.

Deadline: 4 June 2021 (early bird deadline), 2 July 2021 (regular deadline), 6 August 2021 (late deadline).

Regulations & entry form via FilmFreeway

2019 Festival Coverage

Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva wins the Grand Jury Prize of the Festival

Ajayu Lab 2019

 NB: 2023 Festival Dates are tentative


Event Dates

  • From 05/09/2023 to 08/10/2023



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