For Animation Filmmakers:


  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  


  • We address the story aspects of your animation film; we examine its theme, plot structure, characters, context, in accordance with your already stated idea and director's own intentions. We come up with solutions to story problems you face, and provide examples of fine practices for your project.

⇒ Here's more info


  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals


  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)


  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com



The existential animation drama won the highest honor at the 2014 European Film Awards.

 The European Film Awards ,presented each year by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions, aim to celebrate European cinematic cultural activity in a total of 21 categories.

 A single category for European animation features exists, in which the 27th European awards (given in Riga, 13 December 2014) awarded the Italian feature The Art of Happiness (L' arte della felicità) Best European Animation Feature.

In the Alessandro Rak directed feature (read his interview at Zippy Frames),  Sergio is  a Neapolitan cab driver in his 40s and former musician who receives news that will change his life forever. While the storm rages outside, he begins to unveil his music memories, which are tangled up with philosophical identity questions, and his relationship with his brother Alfredo.

The film is produced by Luciano Stella and Naples studio Mad Entertainment.


 L'arte della felicità won over the 2 French/Belgium features, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Mathias Malzieu & Stéphane Berla) and Miniscule-Valley of the Lost Ants (Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud).

Ari Folman's The Congress was the recipient of the 2013 European Animated Feature Award.


Alessandro Rak and the creative team of  L'arte della felicità at the 2014 EFA awards (c) L'arte della felicità-il film



Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron