For Animation Filmmakers:


  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  


  • We address the story aspects of your animation film; we examine its theme, plot structure, characters, context, in accordance with your already stated idea and director's own intentions. We come up with solutions to story problems you face, and provide examples of fine practices for your project.

⇒ Here's more info


  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals


  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)


  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com


October 19, 2021

36 Animation Shorts for PÖFF Shorts, Tallinn

The lineup for PÖFF Shorts festival and its animation competition has been revealed.
October 18, 2021

Canlandıranlar Film Festival Presents 'Parallel Universes' Programme

Check the highlights of the 9th International Canlandıranlar Film Festival (18-24 October 2021) held onsite…
October 15, 2021

Mono Club Chilemonos Opens a 3-Week Animation Event

Check all the animation wokshops online in the industry activity of Chilemonos Festival, Mono Club
October 13, 2021

Koji Yamamura's Dozens of Norths Gets International Premiere at Black Nights Film Festival

The debut animation feature of the Oscar-nominated Japanese director Koji Yamamura will have its international…
October 13, 2021

55 Animation Shorts for Etiuda & Anima

Check the complete list of animation contenders for the Polish Etiuda & Anima Festival.
October 12, 2021

Shooom's Odyssey Gets International Sales

The lovable indie animation TV special Shoom's Odyssey is now being sold internationally.
October 06, 2021

Pavao Štalter, Zagreb School Representative, Dies at 92

One of the prominent members of the Zagreb School of animation, Pavao Štalter died on…
October 06, 2021

Bestia Crowns StopTrik Festival 2021 Winners

All the awards of the 11th StopTrik Festival at Maribor, Slovenia.
October 05, 2021

Producing Stop-Motion Animation: Workshops from ANIMARKT

Presenting your stop-motion project to a producer; do's and dont's during the Masters Workshops at…
October 03, 2021

Weird Market 2021: Winners

The 13th edition of Weird Market, International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market and…
October 02, 2021

A Bite of Bone, Bob Spit in the OIAF 2021 Winners

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) announced the winners at its 45th anniversary edition.
October 01, 2021

CEE Animation Workshop 2022: Call for Entries

Find the latest call for entries for the year-long animation training programme, CEE Animation Workshop…
September 30, 2021

StopTrik Festival 2021 Opens its Doors to Myths

The 11th StopTrik Festival started with the official opening ceremony at Maribor, 29 September 2021.
September 27, 2021

'Mild Madness, Lasting Lunacy, Just A Guy' in RIsing of Lusitania Animadoc Awards

Find all the awards of the animation documentary festival Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film…
September 26, 2021

The Blind Writer by Georges Sifianos

Acclaimed director and animation studies scholar Georges Sifianos signs his latest animation film, The Blind…
September 17, 2021

19 Animation, Video Projects, Comics and Board Games for Weird Market 2021

A total of 200 projects will make up the final catalogue of the 13th edition…
September 16, 2021

The Crossing by Florence Miailhe Awarded at Zlin Film Festival

Florence Miailhe's debut animation feature The Crossing was awarded at Zlin Film Festival with a…
September 14, 2021

Lah Gah (Letting Go) by Cécile Brun

Emotional and animated letting go in the short animation Lah Gah by Swiss director Cécile…
September 13, 2021

Library of Paradise, Garden of Pain by Christopher Childs

Joseph Norman presents the animation short Library of Paradise, Garden of Pain by Christopher Childs.
September 12, 2021

3D Wire Fest: Selection Results 2021

The 13th edition of the 3D Wire Fest announces the 37 short films that make…
September 11, 2021

Los Huesos (The Bones) by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña Wins at Venice

The new short animation film The Bones by the directors of the Wolf house Cristóbal…
September 11, 2021

4th Animafilm Festival: The Winners

IV ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival announced the winners for its 2021 edition.
September 08, 2021

CRAFT International Animation Festival 2021: Selection Results

The official selection of the 3rd Craft International Animation Festival on both International and South…
September 07, 2021

StopTrik Produces Animyths Workshop

11th StopTrik IFF welcomes everybody to join a 3-phases workshop of concept-based animation filmmaking where…
September 07, 2021

NFB Looking for Hothouse 13: Animation Artists (Paid Apprenticeship)

The National Film Board of Canada is seeking submissions from animation creators for the 13th…
September 07, 2021

BIAF 2021: 9 Feature Animation Films Selected (EXCLUSIVE)

My Sunny Maad, The Crossing, Archipel in the 9 animation feature-film selection of Bucheon International…
September 01, 2021

Futurological Film Festival: 10 Animation Films for the First Łódź Edition

10 animation films from 10 countries were selected for the first edition of the International…
August 31, 2021

BIAF 2021: 11 Jury Members

The 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2021) has announced 11 juries for the international competition.
August 28, 2021

AnimaSyros Agora 2021: Full Programme

Here's the full programme of AnimaSyros Agora event taking place 22-25 September in Syros, Greece.
August 27, 2021

Stop Trik Festival 2021: Selection Results

Check out the 61 films selected (competition and Panorama) for the 11th StopTrik International Film…
August 18, 2021

Rising of Lusitania 2021: Selected Films

53 films in competition of the animation documentary festival Rising of Lusitania in Gdansk, Poland.
August 16, 2021

11 VR Works at Bucheon intenational Animation Festival

The 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2021), 22 to 26 October 2021, has unveiled 11…
August 16, 2021

Pedro Serrazina: 'Animation Is the Ultimate, Multidisciplinary Artform of the 21st Century'

Pedro Serrazina is the new artistic director of Cinanima Festival.
August 12, 2021

Animafilm Festival: Selected Films 2021

The selection committee of the IV ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival announces the list works that…
August 10, 2021

Mad God by Phil Tippett | Film Review

Joseph Norman review the stop-motion animation feature ‘Mad God’, directed by Phil Tippett, which premiered…
August 07, 2021

A Girl Who's Afraid of Touching People by Huang Liang-Hsin

Huang Liang-Hsin talks to Joseph Norman about her 2D animation short titled A Girl Who's…
August 04, 2021

Out of Bounds by Franz Impler

German animation director Franz Impler talks about video games and boundaries in his Out of…
Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron