ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival
Festival description:ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter, and animator Vrej Kassouny in 2008. Armenia’s history in animation had begun 70 years prior, with the release of the first Armenian film, Lev Atamanov’s (né Levon Atamanyan) The Dog and the Cat in 1938. In striving to honor the craft in both spirit and in name, the Festival has since reintroduced the art of animated filmmaking to Armenian audiences. The festival includes a selection of highly anticipated non-commercial features and shorts with 15 in-competition and non-competition programs and a Market Forum for Animation Professionals (MARANI). The festival also offers an array of practical workshops, seminars, master classes, and lectures presented by a host of global industry talent. The festival has become a platform for development and promotion even beyond Armenia’s borders. As the largest event in the South Caucasus (and the most unique within its class), ReAnimania is playing an integral role in bridging East and West. It is becoming one of the most important emerging festivals, receiving over a thousand film submissions and attracting tens of thousands from around the world.
2023 Festival Coverage
Call for Entries (Archive)
The 15th edition of ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan will take place from 22 to 28 October 2023.
Only works completed after January 1, 2022, and never previously entered at ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival will be accepted to the following competition categories:
- Animated Feature Films competition
- Animated Short Films competition (up to 30 min. long)
- Animated Graduation Films competition
- Animated Commissioned TV & Educational Films competition
- Animated Musical Clips competition
Awards & prizes:
- Grand Prix Award for Best Animated Feature Film
- Grand Prix Award for Best Animated Short Film
- Grand Prix Award for Best Animated Commissioned TV & Educational Film
- Grand Prix Award for Best Animated Musical Clip
- Grand Prix Award for Best Graduation Film
* Winners will be invited on the next addition as special guests and members of int. Jury:
- Special Prize award named after Lev Atamanov for Best Animated Armenian film
- Special Prize award named after Valentine Podpomogov for Best Concept of Animated Feature Film
- Special Prize award named after Robert Sahakyants for Lifetime achievement
NEW - Authorisation of your movie to take part in ReAON (ReAnimania ONline Animation Film Festival). For further details, please visit the festival's webpage.
- Festival Regulations and FilmFreeway Entry Form
- Deadlines: 1 July 2023 (early bird), 1 September 2023 (regular), 15 September 2023 (extended)
2019 Festival Coverage
The opening ceremony of #ReAnimania 2019 will take place at Moscow Cinema, on 24 Oct 2019. The festival will open with the screening of Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.
The host of #ReAnimania2019 opening and closing ceremonies will be Jack Hakob Papikyan.
2018 Festival Coverage:
NB: 2024 Festival Dates are tentative
- From 22/10/2024 to 27/10/2024