International short film competition

For the first time in the festival history we open our short film competition for international contribution. The films must not exceed 30 minutes and must have been made during the last two years. Last day for submissions is July 5, 2009. You can download entry forms and rules here.

Japanese theme
This year’s festival will contain a great deal of Japanese films. In all we will have five Japanese programmes divided as follows: one feature film for adults, one feature film for children and three short film programmes. Sayoko Kinoshita, Japan (festival manager for Hirosima animation festival among other things).

This year Eksjö Animation Festival has the honour to present the 2009 ANOBA award.
ANOBA is an association of animation festivals in the Nordic countries and the Baltic States. Each year every festival nominates a film that will compete for the ANOBA award. You can see this year’s nominees during the festival and later learn who has won. Read more here.

Other items in the programme that will be added are the presentation of an animation studio, new Swedish animation, music videos and so on. This page will be updated continually.