Monstra Festival, 18-29/3/20

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
18 March 2020 - 29 March 2020
Lisbon, Portugal
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2020 Festival Coverage

In 2020, MONSTRA |Lisbon Animation Festival celebrates 20 years of existence and it will happen between the 18th and the 29th of March in several places in Lisbon.

From May 2020 on, the festival will travel around Portugal with MONSTRA on the Loose, a small festival set to:

  • Present the animation cinema that is created in Portugal and around the world, by professionals but also by young students;
  • Show not only to children and youngsters, but also to adults, the best and the most recent animation cinema;
  • Unveil animation cinema as an easy access art – it doesn’t need much equipment to be created – and it can be very useful as a pedagogic support, in a logic of Education through Art;
  • Promote the encounter between works of art, authors, methodologies, cultures, ways of doing, creating and teaching.

Call for entries (Archive)

Any film created frame by frame is eligible, in any technique (analogical, digital or mixed). Animated sequences must correspond to a minimum of 60% of the total duration of the film. Films with dialogue, commentaries or written text in a language other than English must have English subtitles included and its dialogue list in English or Portuguese must be sent as well.


  • Feature Films
  • Short Films
  • Student Short Films
  • Super Short Films
  • Short Films for Children and Youth
  • Series. /For the Series category, the applicant  must submit a minimum of 3 (three) episodes.


Feature Films should be longer than 45 minutes.
Short Films and Series should not be longer than 44 minutes.
Student Short Films should not be longer than 30 minutes.
Short Films for Children and Youth should not be longer than 30 minutes.
Super Short Films should not be longer than 2 minutes, not including the final credits.

Date of production

Feature Films should be finished after January 1st 2018.
The films on all the remaining categories should be finished after October 1st 2018.

Applicants whose films are not finished by the deadline for submission, but that foresee the work to be finished by December 31st 2019, can submit the film by sending a preview screener and contact the organization so both parties can reach an agreement to validate the submission. The organization can accept or decline the submission, depending on the state of conclusion.


2019 Festival Coverage (20-31/3/19)


2018 Festival Coverage



Event Dates

  • From 18 March 2020 to 29 March 2020


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