World Festival of Animated Film Varna 2022

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
07 September 2022 - 11 September 2022
Varna, Bulgaria
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Festival Description

On the Black Sea shore authors and colleagues, people from all kinds of backgrounds will meet with some of the best authors in this kind of cinema. People from all continents will present their works, and share with the spectators their stories through the magic of the moving drawings.

The World Festival of Animated Film, WFAF, is an event for all kinds of filmmakers from around the globe, with our sole aim to showcase both the cultural and artistic significance of the Art of Animation.

2022 Call for Entries

The 18th edition of The World Festival of Animated Film will be held from 7 to 11 September 2022 in Varna, Bulgaria.


  • Short films – from 1 to 25 minutes
  • Feature films – over 45 minutes
  • Children’s films – from 1 to 25 minutes
  • Students’ films – from 1 to 25 minutes
  • TV Series – an episode with a duration of up to 20 minutes

Eligibility criteria:

  • The film has to be completed after January 1st, 2020, and must have not participated in any competition program of previous editions of WFAF.
  • English subtitles must be submitted if the film has dialogue or narration.
  • The duration of the project must fit the category it is submitted to 1 – 25 minutes for short films, student films, and children’s films and over 45 minutes for feature films.
  • One episode per series (up to 20 min) is allowed for the TV series competition.

The World Festival of Animated Film (WFAF) is held every year in September in Varna along with an echo event in Sofia. The Festival is organized by the World Festival of Animated Film Association in the Festival and Congress Centre in Varna, with the support and patronage of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Bulgarian National Film Center, and the Municipality of Varna. The official languages of WFAF are Bulgarian and English.



Event Dates

  • From 07 September 2022 to 11 September 2022