A new annual animation festival that offers the audience an overview of the best contemporary films. The festival centre is located at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where film screenings, workshops, lectures and meetings with authors take place. Close by are several additional screening venues, the attractive and developing North Tallinn area with the city's best cafes and party locations. Animist brings together animation enthusiasts and filmmakers in a relaxed atmosphere, creates an opportunity to exchange and generate ideas.
In addition to the international competition program, the festival aims to explore the connection between animation and other fields of life.
The theme for 2021 is animation and anthropology. Experts in their field will dissect the topic at various film screenings and ectures. 20th August 2021 will also mark the 30th anniversary of Estonian Restoration of Independence and Animist will celebrate this event with a special screening "The Free Line" on the roof terrace of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The festival will also include screenings and events for families and children.
Animist Tallinn is holding a competition in following categories:
a) Best Animated Short (The international competition of short animated films)
b) Best Student Animated Short (The international competition of student short animated films)
Only animated films under 30 minutes completed after January 1, 2019 are accepted into the Festival’s competition program. The Festival’s non-competitive program includes focuses, exhibitions, lectures and discussions.