The festival received more than 516 submissions from 68 countries. The heart of the festival is an international competition program that gives the audience a chance to see the best animated short films of the world from the last couple of years. The Animist Tallinn is holding a competition in two categories – Best Animated Short and Best Student Animated Short. The official selection will be announced in June 2021.

The festival center is the Estonian Academy of Arts, where film screenings, workshops, lectures and meetings with authors take place. We also screen film programs at the cinema hall of Kai Art Center, Kino Sõprus and the Estonian Film Museum. We aim to bring together animation enthusiasts and filmmakers in a relaxed atmosphere, to create an opportunity to exchange and generate ideas.

Animist Tallinn is a new annual animation festival that will take place this year from 18 to 21 August in Tallinn.