Film Competitions

Competitions at Fantoche

The competitions for animated short film are at the core of Fantoche. Since it’s very first edition 1995 the „International Competition“ has been in place, in 2009 the „Swiss Competition“ and the competition for children’s films „Best Kids“ were added – at the same time that the festival was carried out annually.

In 2017 we received 2094 film submissions from 102 countries. Most submissions came from France, the UK and the US, but also Iran was strongly represented this year with 119 submissions, 67 films were from Switzerland. Even from Guatemala, Iraq, Lebanon, Macao, Syria, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, animation films have arrived. The number of submissions increased a lot thanks to filmfreeway.com .

The film submissions for the upcoming festival 2018 is open. More information and the regulations can be found here: Submit your film