Prime the Animation Festival 2022

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
19 October 2022 - 22 October 2022
Valencia, Spain
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Submission deadline
Submission/Registration Fee

About the festival:

Prime the Animation! is an international animation festival of emerging students and professionals which generates a space for encounter and interchange, aiming at sharing their most recent works and new projects, along with activities, talks and exhibitions. A novel aspect of the festival is that the ones in charge of its direction and organization are enthusiastic students, professors and professionals about animation. Moreover, in order to celebrate the International Animation Day, the entrance to screenings, exhibitions and talks will be free of charge.

Since its beginnings in 2013, shortfilms elaborated by students from all over the world have participated: Spain, Denmark, Chile, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Germany, Mexico, Estonia and Canada; and, furthermore, valuable professionals as renowned as Joanna Quinn, Osbert Parker, Pablo Llorens, PriitPärn, Alberto Vazquez or Silly Walks Studio among others have taken part in this festival, enabling students to revise their projects and portfolios together with these great animation professionals.

Prime the Animation! is possible thanks to the support of Master en Animación UPV, UPV's Área de Actividades culturales and Filmoteca- Culturarts, as well as other contributors who join the festival every edition.

2022 Call for entries:

The 10th edition of Prime the Animation! will take place from 19 to 22 October 2022.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The theme is free and registration is open to all animated short films from any country in the world.
  • Every technique of animation is accepted (3D Digital, 2D, stop-motion…). The film should include animation in at least 70% of the footage.
  • A single category is established. All submitted films for the competition must be produced after January 1st, 2022.
  • The allowed length, intro and credits included, is 20 minutes.


  • Student short film: Students or Educational Centers that have made their films within their undergraduate, University Master's, Training Cycles or Specialized Schools study programs.
  • New directors: Operas Primas whose directors have made their first animated short film outside the educational field.
  • Young filmmakers/filmmakers: Works made by male and female students under 18 years old. Registration must be done by a person of legal age, school or educational institution


  • Best International Short Film Award (Cañada Blanch Foundation)
  • Miquel Guillem award for the best experimental animation
  • Audience Award
  • Award for the Millor Curtmetratge Valencià
  • Menudo Prime Award

Important information:

 2018 festival news (archive):


Event Dates

  • From 19 October 2022 to 22 October 2022