Animateka 2021 call for entries is open!


The 18th edition of the festival is encouraging authors of short animations to submit their films for the Main Competition Programme (short animated films from Central, Southern and Eastern Europe), Elephant in Competition Programme (international program of short animated films for children) and Competition Programme European Young Talents (short student animated films).

Despite the uncertain situation presented by the global pandemic and the limitations as well as worries that have come with it, the 18th edition of Animateka will take place in one way or another, with the festival team doing its best to bring the diversity of animated art to its fans.

As in past years, the submission process can be done online. You can find the entry form here.

You can find the regulations here.

The deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2021.


Traditionally, with the call for submissions open, the festival puts on its new clothes! This year the visuals of the festival were prepared by Igor Hofbauer, a Zagreb-based artist well known for his illustrations and comic art. Hofbauer started his career in the mid-1990s, creating posters for the local music scene, which led him to a collaboration with the then-popular underground club Močvara. Establishing Močvara’s visual identity for almost 15 years gave him the chance to work with a network of regional and Ex-Yu clubs and bands. In the meantime, he became an illustrator and comic artist which he is still to this day. He has published several comic books, including Mr Morgen (L’association, 2016). His style is also seen in this year’s Animateka visual image!

Let the countdown begin!