Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Animation Calling

Do you Need help placing your animation film or cutting edge technology at festivals and industry conferences?

We can help you place and postition your animation film at international animation festivals and platforms for greater outreach.

Calling Animation!

Each project we receive is treated and served with a unique and customized marketing strategy.

We specialize in animation film promotion and festival placement for higher visibility with significant results. In particular one of our spcialty is international audience building.

Animation Calling provides services to help facilitate festival submissions globally. Contact us today for personalized feedback on your project.

We can strategize the best festival campaign for your animation film, tv or web series, and help guide you through the thousands of festivals finding the best solution for your animated project.

We have placed films in film festivals around the world from Montreal to Moscow to Cannes to Yerevan. We are global.




Cartoons on the Bay Digital comes to life in December!

  All the contents will be available on Rai Play from December 18th to 20th, 2020. COTB is the kids crossmedia and TV animation Festival promoted by Rai and organized by Rai Com and for this special edition in cooperation with Rai Play and Rai Ragazzi. This year the Festival presents its very first digital edition. All events will be streamed online: previews, retrospectives, round tables, masterclasses and appointments with top animation professionals. Also&nbs...

Animaze returns online this month with 8th edition


The celebration goes virtual at SCAD AnimationFest 2020

Sept. 25-26, 2020 | #SCADAnimationFest SCAD AnimationFest returns for a fourth year with an all-new virtual setting, offering unparalleled access to titans of animation, special screenings, insightful presentations, and a few surprises along the way. Join the digital celebration of this lively artform and experience two days of animated excitement right from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. ...

Disney and Pixar's new animated feature 'Soul' will close the 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent

The 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent will close with the highly anticipated film, Disney and Pixar's Soul, directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers. Pixar's latest revelation is an accessible, enchanting and above all heart-warming escapade that also happens to ask some of life's biggest questions. An ode to living, Soul is peppered with incredible music by jazz artist Jon Batiste and represents the perfect closing film for Film Fest Ghent 2020.   What...

ITFS 2021 is now open for submissions!

From May 4 to 9, 2021 will take place the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) - one of the most important events for animated film worldwide. From now on, animated films completed after October 1, 2019 can be submitted for the main competitions of the festival.   Films can now be submitted to the following competition categories: International Competition – International Short Film Competition Young Animation – International Student...

Cartoon Forum won't be "for real" anymore, but online only

  CARTOON FORUM - 14-17 September 2020   The rebound of the coronavirus in Europe and in France during the month of August, as well as the communication of the French government, on Thursday 28 August, placing the department of Haute-Garonne (Toulouse) in “red zone” got the better of our will to organise the Cartoon Forum “in real life”. Cartoon has always chosen to fully inform professionals of the real situation and it has changed a lot since...

ANIMA 2021 Calling for Entries

CALL FOR ENTRIES ! ANIMA, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, will be celebrating its 40th edition from 12 to 21 February 2021. Why not mark this birthday by sending us your films! Our prize list rewards a wide variety of animated films and is qualifying for the best animated short film OSCAR®.     The Festival will consider all animated films completed after 30 June 2019. Some points on the registration form have been adapted in accordance with the current health c...

Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival Designated as an Academy Award® Qualifier for the Animated Shorts

Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival Designated as an Academy Award® Qualifier for the Animated Short Film Category for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards®   After completing a successful third annual edition of Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film this past July, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has designated a third Academy Award®-qualifying category of Short Film (Animation) to the event, allowing the wi...

The Online Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film presents its free live stream from May 5 - 10, 2020

  True to the motto "Stay Animated - Go Online with ITFS", the free live stream will be running at from May 5 to 10, 2020. More than 100 guests will be with us during the six days of the festival in the OnlineFestival Studio in the foyer of the cinema "Cinema" or join us virtually. Strict adherence to the hygiene regulations will be in place on site. Every day we offer a various entertainment programme for young and old, for film...

The Annecy 2020 edition is cancelled

" It is with tremendous disappointment that we are resigned to cancelling the Annecy 2020 edition." Over the past few weeks, driven by our passion and our enthusiasm, despite the confinement constraints we were nevertheless hoping to maintain the exceptional edition that we had in store for you. We were so looking forward to greeting you as we do every year in June, in Annecy, the animation film capital of the world. But today, the rationale and the international situation ...

COVID-19 update: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) scheduled for May 5 to 10 with online only version

It is with great regret and due to the spreading of the coronavirus that we, Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, announce the cancellation of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) scheduled for May 5 to 10, 2020. This is based on the immediately effective and indefinite decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Württemberg of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to the Public Health Departments, according to which large-scale events involving more than 1,000 p...

COVID-19 update: Animation Production Days 2020 cancels (6 – 8 May, Stuttgart)

We regret to announce today that Animation Production Days (6 – 8 May 2020) cannot take place this year due to the Corona pandemic. According to today's decision of the state capital Stuttgart, events in culture, education, sports and leisure as well as meetings, even with less than 1,000 participants, are prohibited with immediate effect. The partner events FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media and the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated...

FMX 2020 cancelled, not postponed

"It is with great regret that we have to inform you that this year’s FMX, scheduled for May 5 to 8, 2020, cannot take place due to the continuing global spreading of the Corona virus. Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg is acting upon the current guidelines of the Robert Koch-Institut for the risk assessment of large-scale events. After consultation, the Office for Public Order of Stuttgart considers the decision to cancel FMX as being plausible in the light of infection prevention. Tak...

The Annie Awards Winners

Here are the winners at the 47th Annie Awards which proved to be a marquee year for Netflix (with Klaus winning 7) : Best Animated Feature Klaus Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine Best Animated Feature-Independent I Lost My Body Xilam for Netflix Best Animated Special Production How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming DreamWorks Animation Best Animated Short Subject Uncle Thomas: Acco...

FICCI's Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards 2020

  We invite you to send in your works [across Animation | VFX | Gaming] for the FICCI Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards 2020. Work completed or released in 2019 is eligible for submission.   BAF Awards Since 2004, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] has recognized and honored students and professionals in the field of Animation, Gaming & VFX during the annual FICCI-Frames Festival - Asia's largest convention...

Preview of FMX 2020 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

FMX 2020 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media May 5-8, 2020, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, January 30, 2020. Only 100 days are left until FMX 2020. A perfect time to release some more great speaker confirmations – among them Sergio Pablos, Jenn Taylor, Phil Davies, and Joe van den Heuvel. All FMX 2020 speaker confirmations up to now can be found on the FMX website, a full description of the FMX 2020 tracks & curators will be o...

Anima is calling for your films!

    For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films in the following categories, completed after 30 June 2018: International professional short films Int...

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival ready to kick off

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival   Fifth edition, 18 - 22 September 2019 Bagheria, Villa Cattolica - Guttuso Museum Palermo, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa    The art of Gianluigi Toccafondo protagonist of the fifth edition of Animaphix.   From 18 to 22 September, Animaphix will return to Bagheria, a film festival that is once again an important international showcase dedicated to author's animated films. Preview screenings, exhibit...

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) Presents: New Festival Motifs for 2020 and New Wordmark

The time has come: The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film presents new designs for 2020. Six naked cartoon animals represent ITFS next year. The design for the 27th Festival edition is characterised by the new Festival trailer “Caught Naked" created by Studio Seufz in Stuttgart together with Film und Medienfestival gGmbH. This is also a good opportunity to present the new ITFS wordmark. The 27 th ITFS takes place from May 05 to 10, 2020. In short fi...

Stop Motion in the digital age: Festival Stop Motion Montreal unveils the program of its 11th edition!

        Montreal, Thursday, August 29, 2019 – Festival Stop Motion Montreal is pleased to unveil the program of its 11th edition! A unique event and first of its kind globally for this filmmaking genre, the Festival offers a week dedicated entirely to the art of stop-motion animation on September 20, 21 and 22 at Concordia University as well as at Cinéma Moderne. Professional workshops will be organized upstream, from September 16 to 19. Launched under th...

ANIMAZE - Montreal International Animation Film Festival Line up 2019


Festival Stop Motion Montreal Phil Tippett, special guest of the 11th edition!

Photo Phil Tippette Studio   The Festival Stop Motion Montreal is back for an 11th edition that will take place from September 16 to 22, under the theme of stop motion in the digital age! After 10 great years, the Festival continues to grow and offer a unique event in the world: a full week dedicated to the art of stop motion. The open to the public part of the Festival will take place from September 20 to 22 at Concordia University and Cinéma Moderne. Professional...

Animaze 2019 curating animated film around the globe + talent!

    Spice Frontier playing at Animaze Montreal International Animation Festival August 29 - Sept 1 2019 Montreal Canada. Animaze festival has been curating animation all over the world non stop. From Moscow International Film Festival to Guadalajara to Yerevan, festivals and  embassies are seeking the expertise of Laurie Gordon Animaze director. New cutting edge indie animated shorts are what catches Gordon's attention Authentic groundreaking films and genres are alwa...

Animation Production Days 2019 – Notable Sense of Optimism in the Industry

The 13th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) drew to a close in Stuttgart early May. During the last two days, around 800 one-on-one meetings between producers and potential production and financing partners for new animation projects have been held in Stuttgart’s L-Bank. APD is the most important business platform for animation projects in Germany and takes place every year as part of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and FMX – Conference on Animati...

Anima is calling for your films!

    For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category. European...


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview for Roger Corman documentary The Pope of Pop Cinema

With Roger Corman, Myriam Brough and Bertrand Tessier

Interview with AFM Director


Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director


Interview Red Carpet King Richard Will SMITH dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About Animation Calling