The 5th ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival, which Azerbaijan Union of Filmmakers is a partner, will be held in Baku on September 7-11, 2022.

The selection committee of the festival announced the list of films selected for the competition program. The list is published on the festival’s official website All selected films will be evaluated by an international as well as children’s jury, and the winners will be announced at the closing ceremonies of the festival.

The film selection committee members are: Demetrios Poursanidis (Greece), Carlos Douglas (USA), Liz Manresa (France), Hasan Patası (Belgium), Firangiz Baghirova (Azerbaijan), Nazrin Aghamaliyeva (Azerbaijan), Shira Roth (USA), Nitya Ramlogan (USA), Catherina Cu (Czech Republic), Lewis Barr (England), Sonia Sarlac (Iran).

230 films from 50 different countries were submitted to the festival. 75 films from 29 countries were accepted for the competition. These films will be competing in 1 local and 6 international categories. Additionally, the “Audience choice” competition category is also announced this year.The winner of this category will be determined based on the results of the

Moreover, this year’s festival, which will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is dedicated to the theme “CLIMATE CHANGE”.

Within the framework of the festival, along with the screening and discussion of films related to climate change, a large charity action will be organized too. Thus, all the money from the ticket sales of the festival will be used for tree planting in the country. Ticket sales information will be announced soon.