Animayo Festival 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
08/05/2024 - 11/05/2024
Gran Canaria, Spain
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Festival Description: Animayo is an inspirational event that was born in 2006, directed by the Spanish director and producer Damián Perea, who was one of the first ambassadors of Spain of the European Animation Émile Awards and a member of the European Academy of Cinematography (EAA). Animayo winners qualify for the Academy Awards (Best Short Animation Film), both in the international category and the Spanish-language competition.

2024 Call for Entries

The 19th edition of the Animayo International Summit will take place from 8 to 11 May 2024 onsite in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Eligibility criteria:

  • All short films and pieces that have not been presented in previous editions of Animayo and whose production is from the year 2022 onwards will be admitted to the competition.
  • Maximum duration of the work 30 minutes.
  • May participate people older than 18 years and animation studios, of any nationality that complies with the requirements established in the Official Rules and the technical standards that are presented in their future exhibition.


The International Jury will award, on a mandatory basis, the category:

  • "Grand Jury Prize" (winning work of the Festival and pre-selected for the Oscar® Awards).
  • The Jury of the Spanish-language Animation Category - Animación con Ñ, (pre-selected for the Oscar® Awards), will decide on the awarding of the "Best Spanish-language Short Film - Animación con Ñ".
  • Jury in the category of Cinemagraphs, Music Videos, and Advertising (Commissioners), shall declare winners in the following categories:
  • Best Video Game Cinematics
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Advertising (Commissioner)

In addition, the Selec on Committee reserves the possibility of awarding Special Men ons of the Fes val in case it deems it appropriate. On the other hand, Damián Perea, director and producer of the Animayo Fes val, reserves the possibility of awarding a prize called the "Director's Award”. Other categories of prizes to be awarded by the International Jury, which may be modified, substituted, increased, or reduced, will be:

  • Best short film of social interest
  • Best 2D short film
  • Best 3D Short Film
  • Best Visual Effects Short Film
  • Best Humorous Short Film for all audiences
  • Best Humor Short for Adults Only
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best Advertising
  • Best Music Video Clip
  • Best Video Game Cinematics
  • Jury's Special Mentions
  • Best Work of Virtual Reality and/or 360º.

The promoter reserves the right to award prizes as Special Mentions.

Prize money for the winner of the "Jury's Grand Award" category: 3,000 euros.

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Event Dates

  • From 08/05/2024 to 11/05/2024



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