Anibar International Animation Festival

From Aug. 14, 2017 until Aug. 20, 2017


The call for entries for Anibar 8 will be open until 30 April 2017.
Festival dates are 14-20 August 2017

Anibar International Animation Festival, organized by NGO Anibar, will be having its eighth (8) edition during 14-20 of August in Peja, Kosovo. The festival has five cinemas, three of them outdoors, and will be screening approximately 150 films. Besides the film programme, the festival organizes workshops, debates, panels, meetings with filmmakers, presentations, and pitching sessions. The call for entries will be open until 30th of April.

2. Film submissions
2.1. There is no fee to submit your film for consideration to the Anibar International Animation Festival.
2.2. Any animated film or music video, including computer generated animation and combinations of live action, that are completed after January 01, 2016, can participate. Films completed prior to January 01, 2016 are not eligible for participation.
2.3. In order to be considered for competition in the Festival, the film must be less than 30 minutes long (including credits). For Feature Film Competition, the film should not exceed 120 minutes (including credits).
2.4. For pre-selection purposes, films or music videos must be submitted through reelport.
2.5. The selection committee will be the only authorized festival staff to have access on the film files.
2.6 All the information required of you from the submission portals should be fulfilled, being that:
- Contact information (phone number and email),
- Credits,
- Specifications,
- Long and short synopsis,
- Screenings and awards,
- Director’s biography and filmography,
- Film stills and poster,
- Dialogue list with timecodes (in English).
2.7. All films that are not in English language should have English subtitling, otherwise it will not be considered.

3. Competitions and Awards
3.1. Anibar International Animation Festival has a program that contains of 6 (six) different categories where you can submit your film. 5 (five) of these categories Competition Programs. Submission of the same film in different categories are accepted.
3.1.2. Panorama Programs will be curated with the films that were not included in competition programs. This program will be non-competitive.
3.1.3. The festival does not include workshop films in competition programs.
3.1.4 The categories and competitions are as follow:
- International Competition (short films under 30 minutes, from every country of the world),
- Student Competition (short films under 30 minutes that were completed as part of university studies, graduation films included, from every country of the world),
- Balkan Competition (short films under 30 minutes, produced in: Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Slovenia, Turkey, and Romania),
- Feature Film Competition (feature films not longer than 120 minutes’ maximum, from every country of the world),
- Music Video Competition (animated music videos under 10 minutes, from every country of the world),
- Kids and Teen Programs (short films under 30 minutes that are produced for children audience, from every country of the world)

3.2 For the five competition programs, the winning films are rewarded with Anibar Crown and a money award.
3.2.1 The money awards will be rewarded for competitions as found in this list:
- Crown for Best International 1000€
- Crown for Best Balkan 500€
- Crown for Best Student 500€
- Crown for Best Feature Film 500€
- Crown for Best Music video 500€
- Crown for the Audience Award

3.3. Festival staff will decide on the composition of the international and local juries of the competition programs. The juries will decide the awarding of the prizes of the respective competitions.
3.4. The festival has three juries: Grand Jury (responsible for evaluating films for International and Balkan competitions), Student Jury (responsible for evaluating films for the Student competition), and The Feature Jury (responsible for evaluating Feature Films competition and Music Video competition).
3.4.2 None of the jury members may be involved in the production or distribution of any of the films they judge.

4. Selection
4.1 The Selection Committee decides on the selections for the competition or panorama programs.
4.1.2 The committee will decide if films of music videos are accepted based on of the following criteria:
* Artistic originality
* Educational impact
* Artistic excellence in story, concept, design, animation, and music.
4.2. All applicants having submitted a film for pre-selection shall be informed prior to the opening of the Festival if his or her film has been selected for participation in the official Festival program.
4.2.2. The Festival is not obligated to supply a reason as to why a film has not been selected as part of the Festival competition.

5. Technicalities after the selection
5.1. All the accepted and rejected films shall be informed about their participation in the festival the latest by June 1st.
5.2. In the event your film gets selected to be part of the competition program, the authorized film distributor is required to send a screening HD file format of the film online. The specifics of the required screening format, will be sent together with the email announcing the selection of the film.
5.2.1. All files should be sent digitally, and the due date for all materials to be delivered is June 31.
5.3. All films in a language other than Albanian will be electronically subtitled in Albanian. This service of translating and screening of subtitles will be handled by the Festival.
5.4. All films must be presented in Original Language, and must be subtitled in English (if not otherwise specified). Subtitling expenses are the sole responsibility of the film’s Producer.
5.5. The Festival will use all materials cited in Article 2.6 for promotional purposes and in order to compile the Festival catalogue. The Festival bears no responsibility for published inaccuracies in the original submission materials.
5.5. The awards ceremony will take place on the 20th of August. If possible, a film representative (the Director or the Producer) of the awarded films shall be present in Peja for the ceremony. If it is not possible for a representative to be present, the Festival will kindly request that he or she make a short video-taped acceptance speech to be played during the award ceremony in Peja.
5.6. The Festival will invite filmmakers to Peja whose films have been selected for one of the competitive sections for three to five nights and will cover all accommodation expenses for this period. Travel expenses may also be covered for participants with limited funds. (This will be evaluated and determined by Festival staff on an individual basis.)

6. Press and Marketing
6.1. All the images, stills, trailers, making of, and sketches, will be used as promotional material on our social media channels and website.
6.2. If your film gets selected, the festival has a right to using up 40 seconds of the film/trailer for promotional purposes on Kosovo National TVs, Anibar YouTube Channel, and Anibar Vimeo Channel.
6.3. For further promotion of your film, you can send printed promotional material of your film to the festival which will be distributed and available for free in our cinemas, information center, media center, and library (posters, flyers, stickers, postcards, buttons).
Mailing address:
Hasan Prishtina NO 73,
Peje, 30000
Republic of Kosovo.
6.4. For the purpose of populating the archive of the festival, we would kindly ask of you to send us a DVD copy of your film together with the promotional material.

7. Jurisdiction
7.1 Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, said selected film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.
7.2 The festival does not pay screening fees for any film in the programme, being that short, feature, in competition, panorama, or special program.
7.3. Anibar is entitled to screen any film selected for Anibar Festival competitions in 2016 as part of its non-profit educational activities throughout 2016 and 2017, within programs such as ‘Winners of Anibar 2017” and “Best of Anibar 2017”, without paying any film license fees for these activities.
7.4 In case of any mail requests, all shipping costs, as well as any charges peripheral to shipping, i.e. Customs duty and/ or clearance etc., are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Anibar International Animation Festival will cover the cost of return shipment.

For additional information please contact:
Petrit Gora – Artistic Director
+386 (0) 49 440 911


Rozafa Imami - Festival producer
+386 (0) 49 559 551

Animated Music Video Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Kids and Teen

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Animated Feature Film Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Balkan Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Student Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

International Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2010

Anibar International Animation Festival is the only event of the kind in Kosova, and one of the greatest events in the country. Since the beginning, the festival is organised and held in various settings in the city of Peja.

Anibar screens animated films coming from different places around the world, that in five cinemas, three of them set outdoors. Except the screening of the films during the festival, workshops, lectures, debates, presentations, and additional daily activities (concerts and camping) are organized.

Year by year, the festival endeavors screening qualitative films, in both, technical and artistic aspect of the view. The selection of entries is made in accord with a criteria deriving from a limited staff of professionals who aim balancing the audience, artistic reviews and the market.

Anibar has also socially influenced the youth community in Peja, and further, enclosed with the film screenings and other events, before, during and after the festival, a wide group of youngsters are engaged in helping and working with the idea and preparations of the festival, meanwhile they gain an experience which as a matter has been truly acknowledged by a vast support of different local and national institutions (private and public).


Hasan Pristhina 73
30000 Peja