AC21 Call for Submissions//

Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival will be celebrating 20 Years as the premiere Animation festival in the Caribbean. Based in the southernmost island in the Caribbean, off the border of South America it is a festival destination that bursts at the seams with diverse and unique content. This exclusive call is headed by esteemed jury lead Nancy Denny Phelps.  



A panel of esteemed judges under her guidance will select from three categories

    • Best Feature Length Animated Film
    • Best Short
    • Best Student Film

After a successful 2020 online edition, the festival returns with blended options for 2021, all of its programs and conferences will be available on various platforms, from VR Experiences like Alt Space and Maestro to traditional Zoom platforms.  


Prizes include:

    • AC21 20th Edition Commemorative Awards
    • AC21 Commemorative Gift Hampers
    • Invitation to AC 2022 on island festival for best feature film. Lots more 


Deadline for Submissions

Submission deadline: 22 October 2021


Entry fee:

FREE! There is no charge for this festival

Submission deadline:
22 October 2021

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival

Nancy Denney-Phelps//
Jury lead for AC21 submissions//

Animae Caribe Festival is pleased to announce our Jury lead for 2021 submissions, Nancy Denny Phelps. Nancy is a journalist writing about animation and festivals as well as a producer of music for animation. Along with her composer/musician husband Nik Phelps, she co-founded the Sprocket Ensemble dedicated to presenting live performances of original music with screenings of contemporary animation from around the world. Nancy’s writings have appeared in such publications as CARTOON and ANIMATOON as well as on her regular blog for AWN (Animation World Network). She is also a regular correspondent for ASIFA/San Francisco and a member of the ASIFA International Board of Directors as well as an Ambassador At Large for the Emile Awards.

Nancy has served on numerous International Animation Festival juries and taught time management for animators at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Art and Design. She is the pitching coach at ANIMARKT in Lodz, Poland as well as a member of their Brain Trust Advisory Board. Her strong interest in the history of animation has led her to present programs on the history of animation traced through music at many animation festivals and conferences worldwide. She also works as advisor to several animation festivals and in 2019 was the recipient of a LifeTime Achievement Award from ANIMA KON Animation Festival in Bilbao, Spain.


We are extremely proud to bring Nancy to the Animae Caribe table. Her years of experience and knowledge from festivals all over the world bring a transparent and professional approach to selection for awards. After a three-year break from submissions, we are extremely excited to once again open submissions for animation and game/VR/AR experiences.

The Animae Caribe I.A.M. Network will showcase our 20 years of content and submissions from our 2021 call. We hope we can still welcome you to the island this year, but if not we look forward to meeting you virtually to share our #islandlifebliss


  1. Best Feature Length Animated Film
  2. Best Short
  3. Best Student Film


Animae Caribe 2021//
Film Jury//


Nancy Denney-Phelps

Jury Lead

Andres Maand


Hugo Sands


Camille Selvon Abrahams


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