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Applications for 21st Animateka festival are now open!

The 21st edition of International Animated Film Festival Animateka is inviting authors of short animations to submit their films for the Main Competition Programme, The Elephant in Competition Programme, European Young Talents Competition Programme and VR@ANIMATEKA Competition Programme!

Rise & Shine awards!

The second edition of the Rise & Shine Animation Lab for young talents and their short films hosted 11 amazing projects. Among them, two prizes were awarded yesterday: the Rise & Shine 2023 winning project and the CEE Animation Forum 2024 prize.

The winners of 20th Animateka!

We reveal the winners of this year’s 20th Animateka Awards in all four competition programmes. Who won the Grand, Student and Elephant Jury prizes and which films impressed the audience the most?

Meet the members of our Grand Jury!

Meet this year’s Grand Jury, which decides the winners of the Main Competition Programme and the VR Competition Programme. This year we are again extremely proud of our jurors, Portuguese “animation poet” Alexandra Ramires, South African charcoal storytelling master Naomi van Niekerk, Austrian “sustainable animation” artist Nikki Schuster, South Korean animation star Dahee Jeong and Romanian Anim’est Festival Programme Director Mihai Mitrica.

Presentation of Rise & Shine projects at AnimatekaPRO

On Saturday, December 2, 2023, a presentation of animated projects in the making for young talents Rise & Shine will take place within the framework of AnimatekaPRO. In cooperation with CEE Animation and the World Animated Film Festival Animafest Zagreb, we prepared Rise & Shine, a two-part event for projects in development.

Round table and film programme That’s What She Said

The programme brings to the audience a thoughtfully selected collection of outstanding short audiovisual works by female and female-identifying filmmakers from the last editions of the Animation Festival Network member festivals.

BAP collective: Masterclass and film programme

BAP was created in 2011 as the animation studio of Bando à Parte. In 2018 it became autonomous as a cooperative: BAP ANIMATION STUDIO – an animation production company, formed by a collective of directors, animators and storytellers who believe in the power of collaboration. At Animateka, they will present themselves on Friday, December 1st, with a Masterclass at AnimatekaPRO and a short film programme.

Exhibition Octopus Banana Hotchpotch at Kresija Gallery

Octopus Banana Hotchpotch is a playful exhibition that takes you behind the scenes of the eponymous animated film by Milanka Fabjančič. It is also a standalone experience that imbues the exhibition space of Kresija Gallery with the film’s core idea – an emotional and humorous anatomy of a friendship between two women, Mila and Mara.

20th edition of Animateka begins today!

We dedicate this anniversary edition to the memory of our friend and colleague Paul Bush, who passed away much too soon earlier this year. On the opening night of Animateka, we will dedicate the evening to the memory of Paul Bush with a selection of animations, as well as presenting this year’s retrospective on the history of collage and screening the film programme selected by the festival jury.

Get to Animateka by bus!

You can get to Animateka free of charge by bus on regular LPP city lines. Your ticket for the Animateka screening is your LPP ticket for a free ride on the day of the screening!

Keep Festive! x Animateka – a safe space for everyone

Animateka is part of Keep Festive – a collective initiative that stands against any sort of harassment and helps festival organizers create a safer space for everyone involved in the event.

Animateka warmup: Intro into the retrospective of collage animation at Slovene Cinematheque

This year’s retrospective titled 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 is dedicated to collage animation. It is the most extensive retrospective of collage animation presented to date. Besides 5 historical programmes, that will be screened at the Slovenian Cinematheque between 28 Nov and 02 Dec, we invite you to three warmup screenings.

Opening of the exhibition VR @ Animateka

This weekend, on 25 November at 17:00, we will be opening the VR@Animateka exhibition, both the competition and non-competition part, at the Slovenian Cinematheque, in its exhibition space. Warmly welcome!

AnimatekaPRO at 20th Animateka

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.

Opening of the exhibition Gianluigi Toccafondo: Night, Day and Blue In Between. Drawings for Films

This week, on Thursday, 23.11.2023 at 6 pm at the DLUL Gallery, we invite you to the opening of the exhibition of this year’s artist in residence, Gianluigi Toccafondo. More about the exhibition below.

Earmarked for Collision – A History of Collage Animation

Earmarked for Collision is the most extensive retrospective of Collage animation presented to date. The multi-part program features the pioneers (Robert Breer, Harry Smith, Stan Vanderbeek, Sandor Reisenbuchler, Terry Gilliam, Larry Jordan), the modern masters (Lewis Klahr, Osbert Parker, Janie Geiser, Martha Colburn, Winston Hacking) along with an assortment of ‘one hit wonders’ by George Griffin, Theodore Ushev and others.

The programme of 20th Animateka is out!

Our programme teams have worked hard to prepare this year’s film programme, from competition sections to animated documentaries, special screenings, feature films and animations for the young ones. Have a look around our website.

We present to you the trailer for 20. Animateka!

We proudly present the trailer for this year’s festive 20th Animateka, created by Matej Lavrenčič and Matjaž Moraus Zdešar, based on the festival image by Gianluigi Toccafondo.

Trailer for Elephant programme at 20. Animateka

The trailer for the Elephant Family Programme, 20th edition of the Animateka Festival, was created by the mentors of the Elephant Association during a workshop with Zarja Menart.

Animation Production Workshop with Nikki Schuster

You are invited to register for the 5-day experimental animation workshop “Let’s recycle” with artist Nikki Schuster, where we will make a short film by animating material we collect around the city.


From 27 October to 7 December, the Figovec Poster Gallery is celebrating 20 years of Animateka, and with it 20 years of diverse festival images created by artists from the world of animation since its inception.

We are revealing the competition programmes of 20th Animateka!

With a lot of effort, we carefully selected the best out of 625 short animated films, including 182 for the Elephant in Competition Programme, 288 for the European Young Talents Competition Programme, 131 for the Main Competition Programme and 24 for the VR Competition Programme, and classified them into four Animateka 2023 competition programs below.

GoCritic! opens its call for participants for Animateka Ljubljana

The next workshop of the GoCritic! training programme for emerging film journalists and critics, in partnership with the Animation Festival Network (AFN), will take place at the Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana from 27 November-3 December.

Applications for 20th Animateka festival are now open!

Open call for 20th edition of Animateka festival is now out. This year, we added another competition programme – VR@Animateka!