ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival 2023
Festival Description: ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival is both an academic and cultural event, devoted specifically to animation in its artistic and technological dimensions. Held every odd year since 2001 - and annually since 2022 - ANIMA is the main animation event in Argentina and a very influential player in its field in Latin America. Every edition, ANIMA gathers a wonderful community of animators and live-action filmmakers, designers, producers, and visual and audiovisual artists, who get together the three days of the festival through panels, seminars, exhibitions, screenings, and social networking opportunities.
2023 Call for Entries
The 13th ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, from October 4th through 6th, 2023; both in on-site and online versions.
- The Festival is open to animation productions of every technique, genre, topic, format, and screening media (film, video, television, Internet, smartphones, video games, VR, AR, full-dome, etc.).
- Special interest is granted to innovative works and also to student productions.
- Participation is open for productions from all over the world, with an emphasis on those from Latin America. There is no limit to the number of entries that a participant can send.
- Only animations completed after January 1st, 2021 and which have not been entered in former editions of the festival will be accepted.
- Short films
- Running time up to 30 minutes
- Feature and medium-length animation
- Running time over 30 minutes
- Commissioned Animation
- TV or Web animated Series
- TV or Web animated Specials
- Music Videos
- Video game animation
- Promotional or Advertising Animation
- Animation for educational or scientific means
Awards & Prizes:
- SHORT FILM Category
- Grand Jury Award
- Best Latin American Animation Prize
- Best Argentine Animation Prize
- Audience Prize for Short Film
- Best Fictional Animation
- Best Documentary Animation
- Best Non-Narrative/Abstract Animation
- Best Animation for Children
- Best Student Animation
- Best Immersive Animation
- FEATURE AND MEDIUM LENGHT Category
- Best Animated Feature or Medium Length Animation Prize
- Audience Prize to Best Feature or Medium Length Animation
- COMMISSIONED ANIMATION Category
- Best Animated Series for TV or Web
- Best Animated Special for TV or Web
- Best Music Video Animation
- Best Promotional or Advertising Animation
- Best Video Game Animation
- Best Animation for Educational or Scientific Means
If deemed appropriate, the Juries may also award Special Jury Mentions, or deem vacant any award. All decisions of the Jury are final.
- Cachoíto Award
The Cachoito Award is given away by ANIMA to Argentine animation personalities or collectives, to honor either their lifetime achievements in animation or the undertaking of transformative actions for the Argentine animation community. It receives its name in honor of the late Miguel ‘Cachoíto’ de Lorenzi, who was a groundbreaking designer, animator, and educator from Córdoba, Argentina.
- Independent Awards
The Independent Awards are awarded by audiovisual entities other than the ANIMA. The granting of these will be defined in each case by the ANIMA organization.
ANIMA2023 – XIII Córdoba International Animation Festival is jointly organized by the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) through its Centro Experimental de Animación; the Animation Chair of the Universidad Nacional de Villa María; and the UNC’s Secretaría de Extensión Universitaria. The festival receives support from the Centro de Producción e Investigación en Artes, UNC.
2019 Festival Coverage:
- GRAND JURY AWARD FOR SHORT FILM
- BEST ANIMATION – FEATURE OR MEDIUM LENGTH
- BEST ANIMATION – FICTIONAL SHORT FILM
- BEST ANIMATION – DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
- BEST ANIMATION – NON NARRATIVE / ABSTRACT SHORT FILM
- BEST ANIMATION SPECIAL FOR TV OR WEB
- BEST ANIMATION SERIES FOR TV OR WEB
- BEST ANIMATION – MUSIC VIDEO
- BEST ANIMATION – PROMOTIONAL OR ADVERTISING
- BEST ANIMATION – VIDEO GAMES
- BEST ANIMATION – MOTION GRAPHICS
- BEST IMMERSIVE ANIMATION
- BEST ARGENTINE ANIMATION
- BEST STUDENT ANIMATION
- BEST ANIMATION FOR CHILDREN
The audience attending the screenings will vote for the AUDIENCE AWARD (Diploma).
NB: 2023 Festival Dates are tentative
- From 04/10/2023 to 06/10/2023