KROK International Animated Films Festival, September 2020 (dates TBC)

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
22 September 2020 - 30 September 2020
(Varies), Russia
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2020 Dates TBC, Call for Entries to Follow

Call for entries (ARCHIVE):

In 2019 the KROK International Animated Film Festival will celebrate its 30th birthday. The KROKship will embark on the anniversary animation journey from 22nd to 30th of September. The route goes through the following wonderful cities: St.Petersburg – Mandrogi – Kizhi – Petrozavodsk – Vytegra – Goritsy – Dubna – Moscow.

Films are now accepted for the selection. The deadline for submitting films is June 10th, 2019. Films that have been created in the time period from 2017 to June 2019 are accepted. To submit your entry, send an email with a filled Entry-form (please find it in the attachment) and a link to your film (with download option enabled).

The Competition program will feature the following categories:

  • Graduation film
  • Debut – first professional film made outside of educational institutions
  • Films of up to 5 minutes
  • Films of 5-10 minutes
  • Films of 10-50 minutes

Applied animation and films for children are not distinguished as separate categories, but are gladly accepted for selection.

The overall Prize Fund of the Festival amounts to 10 000 Euros.

  • Fill the entry-form
  • Submission deadline: 10 June 2019



Festival Description:

KROK International Animated Film Festival was founded in 1989, starting from 1991 it has been held yearly and it is a screening site of the best works of world animation. The Festival is designed to facilitate exchange of creative experience, discovery of new ideas, styles, technologies, integration of local animation into the global filmmaking process. KROK International Animated Film Festival is the only European festival which is traditionally held aboard a steamboat. The Festival broadens its audience by organizing screenings of animated films and festival events in the different towns and cities of Russia on the route of the festival boat. KROK is a movable creative school of animation. After the long years of its existence the festival has reached a peak of popularity, has earned respect among professionals and rightfully occupies its place in the top 5 best animation festivals in Europe. In 2018 KROK will hold its 25th edition and this event will bear indisputable social, political, cultural and artistic significance.

Co-founders of the festival: The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Union of Filmmakers of the Russian Federation.

Itinerary for KROK-2018 is: Moscow – Uglich – Myshkin – Yaroslavl – Nizhny Novgorod – Cheboksary – Kazan.

2018 Festival News (30/9-7/10/18)

2018 Poster:



Event Dates

  • From 22 September 2020 to 30 September 2020