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Animatricks Animation Festival 2021

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
20 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
Helsinki, Finland / Online
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Festival Description

Finland's oldest purely animation-based festival seeks to bring animated short films and animation art into the public eye and to introduce a host of diverse, thematically versatile films from all over the world. Animatricks International Animation Festival serves both as a venue for presenting films and as a meeting place for filmmakers and animation enthusiasts. Our repertoire features retrospectives by Finnish filmmakers, theme screenings, feature films, children's films, workshops as well as competitions. Animatricks Film Festival is arranged by Finland's umbrella organisation for animators, Finnish Animation Guild.

2021 Festival Coverage

Animatricks festival will be held as online festival on Eventive platform 20 - 23.5.2021.

The festival received a total of 735 films. This year's programme includes the Oscar nominee French director Adrien Merigeuan’s Genius Loci, South Korean Jeong Daheen’s award-winning Movements, Polish director Tomek Ducki’s (Animatricks winner 2014) latest animation Plantarium and the Armenian David Babyan’s Dream of Kafka.

In honor of the International Women's Day, Animatricks presented its new look, courtesy of the talented Jasmi Ritola. The new mascot represents this year's themes: animations made by women, freedom of speech, social criticism and satire.

Masterclasses & Webinars
The festival program is being assembled . In addition to this year's competitions and screenings, we will hold a four-day series of Masterclasses and webinars. The content of these will be in line with this year's themes; women in animation and freedom of speech. For starters, Animatricks -masterclass series will feature the animation journalist Nancy Denney-Phelps and the award-winner Finnish director Katariina Lillqvist. Animatricks is honored to have these two experienced women share their retrospectives and knowledge regarding women’s history in animation production. Masterclasses will be an online-only event.

Finland's oldest animation festival seeks to bring animated short films and animated art into the public eye and to introduce a host of diverse, thematically versatile films from all over the world! Animatricks International Animation Festival serves both as a venue for presenting films and as a gathering place for filmmakers and animation enthusiasts.

2020 Festival Coverage

2021 Call for Entries (Archive)

Animatricks International Animation Festival is now accepting submissions for different competition categories.

For competitions we accept films that have a runtime of less than 30 minutes, with at least 50% of the runtime being animation. Films released before Jan 1st 2019 will not be accepted.

Awards will be given out for best national and international film categories, as well as student film, experimental, documentary and junior animation. In addition there will be an audience award and honorable mentions.

Women are at the core of Animatricks 2021

The 2021 festival will take place in Helsinki on the 20th through 23rd of May. The themes for this year's festival are women in animation, freedom of speech and social criticism. We are looking for filmmakers to host talks/lectures related to these themes.


International Competition
- National Competition
- Junior Competition
- Experimental Competition
- Documentary Competition



Event Dates

  • From 20 May 2021 to 23 May 2021


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