About Festival

International festival of short animated films - Anishort

is an international competition and online platform that serves to support the animated short films and their creators. At the same time it serves to the promotion, propagation, retrieval and watching possibilities of the best animated short films from around the world.

It should also be a place where community of creative people that producing these films meet. On the other hand, then the place for people who enjoy watching of these films and that are fans of this kind of art.

The festival will take place from 20 September 2022 in several selected cities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Poland.
The top 20 short animated films will compete in this competition. 

The films will be judged by ​​selected international jury- total 7 judges, each from a different country.
The jury is composed mostly of professionals or professions closely associated with animation.

The main competition category:

  • The Best Animated Short Film
  • this prize is awarded by an international jury
  • the top 2 films receive this award, so total 2 prizes:

                       1st place -  $ 1000 + festival trophy                       

                       2nd place -   $ 500 + festival trophy


Secondary competition categories:

  • Audience Award for The Best Film
  • only 1 film receive this award
  • it will be determined on the basis of audience ratings, i.e. film with the highest score wins
  • the winner of this category gains a festival trophy
  • Special Award of Anishort
  • this prize is awarded by Art Commission, members of the team Anishort
  • this prize doesn’t have to be awarded in each year of the festival
  • the winner of this category gains a festival trophy


Requirements for registered films:

  • Film must be available as DCP (preferably) or HD file for festival screening. Physical media (DVD’s etc.) won’t be accepted.
  • Film must not exceed the length of 10 min
  • Film was created during 2020-2022
  • Film dialogs must in English, or with English subtitles
  • Film shouldn't be accessible online during the festival
  • At least 50% of the film length consists of any animation techniques

The deadline for film´s registration is June 10, 2022

You can register the films here.

Complete rules and conditions of the festival can be found here.