Animatricks Animation Festival
Finland's oldest purely animation-based festival seeks to bring animated short films and animation art into the public eye and to introduce a host of diverse, thematically versatile films from all over the world. Animatricks International Animation Festival serves both as a venue for presenting films and as a meeting place for filmmakers and animation enthusiasts. Our repertoire features retrospectives by Finnish filmmakers, theme screenings, feature films, children's films, workshops as well as competitions. Animatricks Film Festival is arranged by Finland's umbrella organisation for animators, Finnish Animation Guild.
2023 Call for Entries
Animatricks 23rd International Animation Festival will take place from the 18th to the 20th of May 2023 in Helsinki, Finland.
- International Competition
- National Competition
- Junior Competition
- Documentary Competition
- Films should not exceed the length of 30 minutes (including opening and final credits).
- Films must have been completed after the 1st of January 2021.
- A minimum of 50% of the film duration must be animation.
- Best International Film
- Best National Film
- Best Student Film
- Best Junior Film
- Audience Award
Other categories might be awarded, depending on the final program.
2022 Festival Coverage
2021 Festival Coverage
Animatricks festival will be held as an online festival on Eventive platform 20 - 23.5.2021.
The festival received a total of 735 films. This year's programme includes the Oscar nominee French director Adrien Merigeuan’s Genius Loci, South Korean Jeong Daheen’s award-winning Movements, Polish director Tomek Ducki’s (Animatricks winner 2014) latest animation Plantarium and the Armenian David Babyan’s Dream of Kafka.
In honor of the International Women's Day, Animatricks presented its new look, courtesy of the talented Jasmi Ritola. The new mascot represents this year's themes: animations made by women, freedom of speech, social criticism and satire.
Masterclasses & Webinars
The festival program is being assembled. In addition to this year's competitions and screenings, we will hold a four-day series of Masterclasses and webinars. The content of these will be in line with this year's themes; women in animation and freedom of speech. For starters, Animatricks -masterclass series will feature the animation journalist Nancy Denney-Phelps and the award-winner Finnish director Katariina Lillqvist. Animatricks is honored to have these two experienced women share their retrospectives and knowledge regarding women’s history in animation production. Masterclasses will be an online-only event.
Finland's oldest animation festival seeks to bring animated short films and animated art into the public eye and introduce a host of diverse, thematically versatile films from all over the world! Animatricks International Animation Festival serves both as a venue for presenting films and as a gathering place for filmmakers and animation enthusiasts.
2020 Festival Coverage
- Animatricks 2020 Winners
NB: 2024 Festival Dates are tentative
- From 18/05/2024 to 20/05/2024