1.1. Balkanima Festival is a European Animated Film Festival. It is held every year in the first or second week of October in organization of Academic Film Center of Students City Cultural Center and under support of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development Republic of Serbia and Ministry of Culture and Information Republic of Serbia.

1.2. Goal of the festival is to present authors of (short) animated films from European continent and also support to the authors (short) animated film from Southeast Europe (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Albania, Moldova and Turkey).

1.3. Festival Balkanima 2019 will be held from 1st till 6th October 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia.

1.4. Festival has three competition programs:

-short animated film (professional or studio work 25 min max.)

-student animated film (film school work)

-children program (films made for children 6 – 12 years)

1.5. Films which are not selected by selection committee for competition programs can be presented in additional programs.

2.1. Animated films of European production which are not longer than 20 minutes, made by frame by frame technique, computer animation and combination of live footage and animation where complete part of live footage doesn’t exceed 50% of complete film length are eligible for festival screening.

2.2. Films must be produced after 1st August 2017 to be eligible for festival.

2.3. Films from non-European countries cannot participate in competition programs but can be presented in additional programs by art director decision.

2.4. Authors, producers and distributors can submit more than one film as they correspond with rules and regulations. Each film can be submitted just in one of the three offered categories.

2.5. For submitting and screening of films festival doesn’t charge or pay fees.

2.6. All submitted films stay in festival archive for a research of history and theory of animation.

3.1. Online entry form you can find on internet site of the festival

3.2. Deadline for submission of films is 7th July 2019 (student films can be submitted till 19th July 2019)

3.3. Films for selection need to be sent via web link for preview (Vimeo, Dropbox or youtube, DO NOT send us other links for download).

3.4. For all questions you can contact us on e-mail address

3.5. All films must have English subtitles except if English is not main language of the film.

3.6. Detailed instructions about upload of a screening copy will be send together with selection results.

4.1. Jury and selection committee are composed of domestic and foreign experts and teachers from the field of animation, film and other art disciplines.

4.2. Jury of main competition program consists of three members.

4.3. Jury of student competition program consists of three members.

4.4. Selection committee consists of five members.

4.5. Selection committee can move submitted film to the other category for which film was applied in case that film is suitable to the other competition program, all in favor of the author and his work.

4.6. Decisions of the selection committee will be announced latest till 27th August 2019, but we will do our best to contact authors, producers and distributors of selected films before mentioned date. These decisions are irrefutable.