Award Winners: 2019 

Almost 400 films were submitted to the Animation short film competition this year. Below is a list of the winning films as chosen by our Judges. Former Pixar Animator, Steve Segal; Animation Director at Blue Zoo, Simon Taylor; Renowned voice over artist, Teresa Gallagher; Senior Animator at Pixel Circus Ltd, Dariusz Szczuraszek. Audience Award chosen by the audience.

Myles Mcleod receiving his award for Best Sound for his film 'Martha' Pictured with Festival Co-director Chris Pallant and Judge Dariusz Szczuraszek from Pixel Circus.

Evgenia Golubeva receiving the audience award for her film 'I Want to Live in a Zoo' Pictured with Festival Co-directors Chris Pallant and Joanna Samuel alongside Judge Dariusz Szczuraszek from Pixel Circus.


Anna  by Jessica Mountfield

Best British Film

Up Hill by Amalie Vilmar

Runner Up

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Five Minutes to Sea  by Natalia Mirzoyan

Best International Film 

I Want to Live in a Zoo by Evgenia Golubeva

Runner Up

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Hide and Seek  by Mohsen Shokrtalab

Best Student Film 

Best Friend by David Feliu, Varun Nair, Juliana de Lucca, Nicholas Oliverieri, Yi Shen

Runner Up

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Hors Piste  by Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, Leo Brunel

Best Animation

Anna by Jessica Mountfield

Runner Up

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Sur Mesure  by Lea Cousty, Chloe Astier, Raphael Guez, Melanie Fourgeaud, Hugo Bourriez, Victoire Le Dourner

Best Art Design

New Devonia by Kelly Mann

Runner Up


Marfa  by Greg and Myles McLeod

Best Sound

Five Minutes to Sea by Natalia Mirzoyan

Runner Up


I Want to Live in a Zoo 

by Evgenia Golubeva

Audience Award

Hors Piste by by Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, Leo Brunel

Runner Up

Award Winners: Character Design Competition 

We are delighted to reveal the winners of the character design competition to design an Anifest character. Below are the original designs and the finished characters which were based on the designs. Thank you to everyone who entered.

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