For Animation Filmmakers:


  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  


  • We address the story aspects of your animation film; we examine its theme, plot structure, characters, context, in accordance with your already stated idea and director's own intentions. We come up with solutions to story problems you face, and provide examples of fine practices for your project.

⇒ Here's more info


  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals


  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)


  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com



For all Scottish puppet animators, the Creative Fund Award presents the opportunity to support a new production.

 puppet-animation-scotlandWhere ever they are on their career arcs – aspiring practitioners, young companies or established professionals - all Scottish-based puppeteers, animators and visual theatre artists can apply to the Creative Fund.

For 2016-2017 Puppet Animation Scotland will award £14,000 to Scottish puppeteers and animators for the creation of dynamic and exciting new work.

Puppet Animation Scotland is looking for initial ideas and concepts full of imagination, excitement and ambition, which would benefit from a structured period of research and development.

While not precluding any proposals, Puppet Animation Scotland is particularly interested in receiving submissions that focus primarily on visual means - rather than the spoken word – for their conception and delivery, with the needs and challenges of international audiences clearly in mind.

 Eligible are puppeteers and animators who have lived in Scotland since 1 July 2014, and have presented their work regularly during this period in a fully professional context.

 Puppet Animation Scotland is also happy to consider applications from puppeteers and animators who are in the process of creating their first fully professional production and can demonstrate in their submission – through the calibre of the practitioners they are working with, personal recommendations from leading Scottish professional artists, photographs, plans and supporting evidence – the vision, ambition and quality of work they aspire to make.

 Deadline:  Monday 18 April 2016 at 12:00.

Successful applicants will be informed by:  5.00pm,  Monday 2 May 2017. Projects may take place at any time up to 18 months after: Monday 4 July 2016


Puppet Animation Scotland manipulate 2016 - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (photographer - Andy Catlin)


For further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Jen White), or call 0131 560 1298, and visit the Puppet Animation page for all guidelines and online submission.




Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron