Hungry & Lost



Each meal voucher is worth 8 EUR. You may use more to pay for a single meal, but please be advised that restaurants do not return change.

In other words: if your meal costs 12 EUR we recommend using one voucher and paying the four extra Euros out of pocket (unless you’re feeling in the mood for a 4 EUR tip).

Having said that, this year the restaurants will also be offering a special ANIMATEKA MENU, which will feature meals specifically selected so that you can pay with them in full just by using your vouchers. Anything beyond that comes out of pocket though!

Central European cuisine and pizza and thai.
Kolodvorska ulica 14
MON-FRI – 9:30 – 22:00
SAT-SUN – 10:30 – 22:00

Beli labod
Chinese restaurant.
Kolodvorska ulica 20
MON – THU – 11:00 – 22:00
FRI – 10:00 – 23:00
SAT – closed
SUN – 11:00 – 23:00

Roza slon
Freshly prepared Thai food.
Trg OF 14
MON – FRI – 11:00 – 22:00
SAT – 12:00 – 20:00
SUN – closed

Traditional Iranian food, falafel.
Miklošičeva ulica 34
MON – FRI – 10:00 – 24:00
SAT – SUN – 12:00 – 24:00

Stari tišler
Central European cuisine.
Kolodvorska ulica 8
MON – FRI – 10:00 – 20:30
SAT – 12:00 – 19:30
SUN – closed

The juicy side of salads. CARDS ONLY!
Kolodvorska cesta 3, Ljubljana
MON – FRI – 10:00 – 18:00
SAT, SUN – closed

Que Pasa Cantina Ljubljana
Mexican food.
Trg Osvobodilne fronte 13
MON – SAT – 10:00 – 22:00
SUN – closed

Fast food Ajda
Fast food, ok?
Trg osvobodilne fronte 13

Poke Bowls | Brunch | Coffee Hawaian tastes Avokado sandweches
Tavčarjeva ulica 4
MON – SUN – 9:00 – 18:00

Exhibitions & art installations – free admission unless stated otherwise.

Night, Day, and Blue In Between: Drawings for films
23 November  –  10 December
DLUL Gallery
MON-FRI 10.00-18.00
SAT-SUN 10.00-14.00
Also at the Slovenian Cinematheque Silvan Furlan Hall and at the Kinodvor Gallery during screening times.

26 November  –  10 December
Slovenian Cinematheque exhibition space
MON-SUN 12.00-20.00
ADMISSION: 5.30 EUR (also for accredited guests!)

Animateka: 20 Years, 20 Artworks
27 November – 7 December
TAM-TAM Street Gallery, in front of Slovenska Hiša Restaurant
Open 24/7

Milanka Fabjančič: Octopus Banana Hotchpotch
28 November – 18 December
Kresija Gallery
MON-FRI 10.00-18.00
SAT 10.00-14.00
SUN 10.00-13.00

28 November – 3 December, Slovenian Cinematheque

AnimatekaPRO is a festival platform where you can learn about the latest trends and topics in the world of animated cinema through a series of masterclasses, panels, presentations and Q&As. This year’s programme provides an in-depth insight into the creativity of acclaimed animation filmmakers, including this year’s artist-in-residence Gianluigi Toccafondo, and members of the 2023 festival jury: Dahee Jeong, Nikki Schuster, Naomi van Niekerk, and Alexandra Ramires. In her masterclass, the latter is joined by her colleagues from BAP Collective, Portugal. The curator Chris Robinson joins us to tell us more about the collage retrospective, while the Animation Festival Network (AFN) is with us to introduce its latest programme of animated shorts by female and female-identifying filmmakers, AFN Presents: That’s What She Said. You can also learn more about the production process of White Plastic Sky, and about regional works in progress – this year, we are especially proud to present three projects from Slovenia! Last but not least, join us for the second edition of ‘Rise & Shine’, a pitching lab and competition for projects in development by young talents!

Click here for the complete programme.


Quiz night: 20 Years of Animateka
Tuesday, 28 November, 22.30
The Kinodvor Cafe

Wacky Blues Professors concert
Friday, 1 December, 21.30
Menza pri koritu, Metelkova mesto


Because we want Animateka to remain a safe space for everyone, we have a zero-tolerance policy against any sort of physical or psychological aggression and discriminatory or inappropriate behaviour of any kind.

If you experience or witness any instance of the above, please reach out to our Hospitality Service at or 00386 69 940 390, or come see us any festival day between 10:00 and 22:00 at Kinodvor if you prefer to discuss matters is person.

We thank you for your kind cooperation and for helping us make Animateka a fun and carefree festival!