The 12th International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM (hereinafter: Festival) is specialised international competition festival of animated films, taking place in Kyiv from September 28th to October 1st.


Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action and documentary. Over 40% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation.

Films should be completed after 1 January 2016. Films entered for previous festival will not be taken into consideration. Short films (maximum running time 30 minutes) can be submitted to following competition categories:

  • International Competition
  • National Competition (only for Ukrainian animation films)

Out-of-competition categories:

  • Experimental Animation and Video Art
  • Animation for Children
  • Focus in Asia (for China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Philippines)

The Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies for the chosen category. There is no entry fee.

Entries are submitted via FilmFreeWay

Submission deadline is 1 July 2017. 

The Jury of the competition program determines the winners in the following categories:

  • Best Film in International Competition ($3000 USD)
  • Best Film in National Competition ($2000 USD)


  • For each film the applicant is required to fill out an online entry form via FilmFreeWay 
  • The online application should contain additional materials: director’s photograph; 3 still images from the film (min. 300 dpi); dialogue list in English.
  • The submitted work must be in the final edited version.
  • Unfinished films will not be taken into consideration.
  • Films with dialogue or narration in languages other than English should have English subtitles.


  • Each applicant declares to be the author or rights owner of the submitted film(s) and to own all literary, dramatic and musical rights.
  • Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the Festival, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.
  • For the promotion of the Festival, the organizers may screen the films from the festival archive after the competition, under the condition that these screenings have a non-commercial character.
  • The Festival has the right to use all materials related to the submission as well as a film excerpt up to 10 per cent of the total length of the film that will not exceed more than 3 minutes for promotional purposes.
  • The Festival does not pay screening fees for the selected works.


Participation in the Festival, and its film submission process, implies acceptance, without reservation, to the terms of the present regulations. An entry form is valid without a signature and a seal.