Ajayu International Animation Festival

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
04/10/2024 - 08/10/2024
Puno, Peru
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Submission/Registration Fee

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.

2023 Call for Entries  (Archive)

The 8th Ajayu International Animation Festival will take place from October 4th to October 8th, 2023.

Eligibility criteria

  • Individuals over 18 years of age from any nationality can participate, either individually or collectively, except for the 'Short Films Made by Children' category, where individuals under 18 years of age will be considered.
  • Each participant can submit up to three works.
  • Animated projects completed after May 30th, 2020, are eligible to participate.
  • Productions can compete in only one category.
  • For the series, only one episode can be selected, which must not exceed 30 (thirty) minutes.
  • For the International Animated Short Films category, only works that do not belong to Latin America and Peru are accepted.

Competitive and Exhibition categories

Categories in competition:

  • International Animated Short Films
  • Peruvian Animated Short Films
  • Latin American Animated Short Films
  • Thesis or Graduation Animated Short Films
  • Animated Feature Films
  • Animated Series

Categories in exhibition:

  • Short Films Made by Children (Ajayito)
  • Productions selected by the festival

Awards & Prizes

  • Ajayu Grand Prize of the Jury (Trophy and digital certificate)
  • Best International Animated Short Film (Trophy and digital certificate)
  • Best Peruvian Animated Short Film (Economic Prize with a cash sum of three thousand soles - S/. 3,000,000 -, Trophy, and digital certificate)
  • Best Latin American Animated Short Film (Trophy and certificate)
  • Best Thesis or Graduation Animated Short Film (digital certificate)
  • Best Animated Feature Film (Trophy and digital certificate)
  • Best Animated Series (Trophy and digital certificate)
  • Audience Award (digital certificate)
  • Special Mentions of the Jury (digital certificate)

Registration is free for the categories: Peruvian Short Films, Latin American Short Films, and Feature Films from any country throughout the call for entries.

2019 Festival Coverage

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

Ajayu Lab 2019

NB: 2024 Festival Dates are tentative



Event Dates

  • From 04/10/2024 to 08/10/2024



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