2019 Festival Coverage
2019 Call for Entries (Archive)
You can submit your film to three competition programmes:
- Eastern and Central European Shorts. The competition is open to films realized for the cinema with any animation technique,frame by frame or computer graphic. Short animated films (the duration of which must not exceed 30minutes of the total running time) produced or co-produced in the following countries are eligible to apply: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine
- European Young Talents: The competition is open to films realized for the cinema with any animation technique, frame by frame or computer graphic. Short animated films (the duration of which must not exceed 30 minutes of the total running time) produced within a public or private educational institution of the following countries are eligible to apply:all EU member countries and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey,Ukraine.
- The Elephant: International Animated Shorts for Children. The competition is open to films realized for the cinema with any animation technique, frame by frame or computer graphic. Short animated films (the duration of which must not exceed 30 minutes of the total running time) from all countries worldwide are eligible for competition
Films must be completed in 2018 or 2019. Films previously screened at the Animateka festival are not eligible
- Entry Form
- Festival Regulations
- Deadline: 5 September 2019
2019 Festival Coverage
The author of the 16th Animateka visual identity is Edmunds Jansons, a renowned animation film director and graphic designer from Latvia.
From its very beginning the cinema has developed as a two-headed eagle - with one head looking into reality - documenting, observing, commenting our lives; the other head looking to the magical side of life - where the dreams, tricks and fantasies are. What I like about animation the most is that these two sides/directions coexist there naturally. That feeling about the duality of animation - I tried to capture it in the poster. Why fishermen - that’s the first image that comes to my mind when I hear “Baltics” - sea, fish, boats, fishermen - silent, harsh and strong - Edmunds Jansons
2018 festival coverage:
This year the festival recieved 669 films, which is 65 more than last year. 120 out of 696 films tried to get into the Central end Eastern European competition programme, 281 films applied to compete in the Young Talents competition, while 268 of them would like to take a chance in the Elephant competition programme, aimed at children. Submissions were received from 63 different countries, from Poland and France to Singapore and Afghanistan. Slovene animators did their part too, as they sent 35 films.
Here's the full festival daily schedule
For the Animateka Pro Pitch competition, see here
2017 Festival News
Animateka is a week-long international festival of animated film, takes place every year in Ljubljana's Kinodvor and Slovenska kinoteka. Beginning on the first Monday in December, it focuses primarily on the latest production of East and Central European short films. European student films and International films for children.