Animate Europe - Animated Short Films
In 2013, we launched our biannual international comic competition Animate Europe. Throughout the past four editions we have asked comic artists and graphic novelists from all over the world to share with us their ideas about Europe. Its overwhelming success is a clear sign that artists have fascinating visions to share. In the form of comic books, exhibitions and via the world wide web, our comics travel through Europe and overseas. They spark discussions and inspire people to get involved with Europe.
In 2021, our fifth “Animate Europe” competition round sets out to collect more exciting stories. This year’s topic is “Restart! – The streets of Europe”. Let’s press Restart and see what happens! It takes us back to where it all begins: the public. Let’s focus on European citizens, their realities, their priorities. The things they cherish, the things they despise. Their biggest fears and wildest hopes. What kind of restart would they stand up for? Which face, which vision of Europe do they represent?
Let’s create discussions about Europe! Why Europe? We believe in a unified Europe and the potential of the European Union for freedom and peace. Europe is more than just the European Union. Europe represents peace, democracy, human rights and freedom.
All winner comics of our past comic competitions are now available as animated short films!