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



Essential highlights of the 11th Animanima festival in Čačak, Serbia.

It is small, but well-catered for. Existing since 2007, and held under the auspices of the City of Čačak and Ministry of Culture  (Republic of Serbia), Animanima caters equally for competition programmes, retrospectives and educational (lectures, workshops) events.

Carolina López Caballero (Spain), director of Animac LLeida, Tal Gadon, Head of animation studies in Bezalel Academy (Isael), and our Head Editor, Vassilis Kroustallis , will be the jury for the 6 competition programmes,  while Olga Bobrowska (Poland), Timon Leder (Slovenia), and Milan Milosavljevic (Serbia) will judge the childrens' competition.

The opening event (5 September, 8pm, Grand Hall) presents the Roald Dahl poems collection Revolting Rhymes, made into a two-part BBC presentation (produced by Magic Light Pictures),  and directed by Jakob Schuh (The Gruffalo), Jan Lachauer,  and Bin-Han To.

The Oscar-nominated films The Red Turtle, My Life as a Zucchini and the Oscar-hopeful Psiconauts: The Forgotten Children are a fine selection of feature films to be screened during the 2017 Animanima.

Bruno Bozzetto needs no introductions, really, but it's always good to revisit his work.  Animanima 2017 includes fFilms by the Italian master, as well the recent documentary by Marco Bonfanti, Bozzetto non troppo in its screenings programme.

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Israel) is always a welcome guest at animation festival. A selection of short graduation films (directors: Sagi Alter & Reut Elad, Tal Kantor, Shahaf Ram, Inbal Bentzur & Itan De-Botton, Ira Elshansky, Carmel Ben Ami & Sohini Tal, Stav Levi, Ido Behar, Kobi Vogman, Yali Herbet, Lee Dror, Daphna Awadish)  will be presented at the festival.

Contemporary Greek animation has acquired a certain visibility during the last few years, with films like The Village (S. Polychronakis), My Stuffed Granny (E.Pappa) and Dinner for few (N. Vakalis) transcending the national borders. Most of the films from the early 21st century (including the recent clay hit Ethnophobia by J. Zhonga) will be part of 2017 Animanima.

From Doodles to Pixels presents an impressive overview of Spanish animation from 1908 to 2013 and Javier Mariscal's film, Yellow Summer.

It's always good to re-discover early gems and ascertain your own history. A 2016 DVD and festival presentation on early Serbian animation (1925-1968) includes works by Ernest Bošnjak, Miroljub Stošić, Vera & Ljubiša Jocić, Marijan Vajda, Divna Jovanović, Slavko Marjanac, Ivo Kušanić,  Nikola Majdak, Kurt Linda,  and Borislav Šajtinac.

Steven Woloshen once again proves in his workshops that animation has many forms -cameraless animation being one of the most exciting and creative.

Saturday 9 September (Conference Hall) is devoted to a wide range of talks and seminars about independent animation

The official video by Belgrade artist Jelena Milunović


The 11th Animanima takes place 5-9 September 2017 in Čačak, Serbia.




Support Zippy Frames

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