Henrique Neves, Festival Director

Submission Policy:

Season: Fall (Usually November)
Deadline: June
Entry: Animation-specific. All categories are free unless otherwise noted.


Features, Shorts

Festival Season:



CINANIMA - International Animated Film Festival of Espinho, Portugal, was founded in 1976 and is held every year in the city of Espinho, a small seaside city near Porto. CINANIMA is an Oscar Qualifying Festival and has the international recognition of ASIFA - Association Internationale du Film D'Animation. Focused on screening the best of animation from all over the world, either in Competition or in the International Grand panorama and Retrospectives. Masterclasses and workshops, besides Expanded Animation, virtual reality, and immersive films are also organised.