We are thrilled to announce that the 11th-anniversary edition of International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia will take place in Iassy City (Romania) from October, 16th through October 28th, 2023.

We are lucky to have as our creed a well-defined and over one decade-long mission of championing the independent voice of animation creators.

We imagined a different landscape for independent artists, one where the work they wished to make could be developed and supported outside of the studio system.

We created a new space for imaginative possibility and creative community. We call that space ANIMAFANTASIA.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL ANIMAFANTASIA 2023 has an importantaim to be among the top student film festivals in the world, maintaining our position as the most important student festival in East Europe and continuing to reach larger audiences every year.


The submission opens  - JUNE 15th, 2023 and the deadline is SEPTEMBER, 25th 2023.
Entry fee: FREE! There is no charge for this festival.

Categories: ALL ANIMATED FEATURES (3D, 2D, digital/traditional techniques, stop-motion, experimental, VFX).

Submission methods:
o FilmFreeway
o Festhome
o Online - Link (& Password) to:


Since its foundation, in 2011, the Animafantasia Festival has sought the promotion of film culture based on this main principle: that the exposure to animation culture contributes to the awareness of communities and nations of the need to support their own cinematographic expressions, which are cultural and social ambassadors to the rest of the world.

Animafantasiais a medium that reflects the values, traditions and characteristics of cultures around the world, promoting understanding, trust and peace among nations. It is fundamental for the advancement of humankind to provide a space for this interaction.

ANIMAFANTASIA creates a collaborative global community for mission-driven ANIMAFANTASIA advocates for a sustainable andinclusive environment for our industry within the cinema exhibition ecosystem and creates a powerful collective voice for young animators.

ANIMAFANTASIA 2023 creates spaces of filmic exchange for our audiences with the new auteurs of world cinema, where they can share and discuss their different views and perspectives, paving the way for understanding among different cultures.

Selection & screening

The selection results will be announced in October 3th, 2023.
All films selected for the competition will be screened at ISAFFA 2023, between October, 16th through October 28th, 2023.

For our regional community, screening will be held in several cinema halls.
We intend to transform our 14-day celebration into a year-round conduit for animation...

For international attendance, we will be hosting a library of films, available to watch 24/7 for an extended duration (until 31st January 2024). These films will be hosted in a secure space and can only be streamed online. The films will not be available for downloading. We will provide you the link for Video On Demand list. The password to access the online screening will be sent to registered participants only by email.


Level up your animation skills with top experts from industries in few days online animation course
(between October,16th through October 28th,2023).
We learn everything we need to know from design to expert level in animation through hands-on exercises and curated examples.


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The Festival is organized and operated by community volunteers who are dedicated to making this a rewarding experience for both the artists and attendees.

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Celebrated for its entertainment lineup, ISAFAF transforms the charming Iassy into a few days fairytale of art and community.
Through celebrating filmmakers at varying stages in their schooling the festival strives to create a dynamic environment that offers inspiration and valuable networking opportunities.