Accompanying this year’s festival we were delighted once again to present our Chester Animation Festival.  We showed the best in international animations following a call for submissions to the Festival. For this year’s festival, we had 270 entries submitted from 52 countries! We narrowed this down to the best 12 films. Each night our audience voted, and on the final night – Saturday 11 March – the audience chose LIGHT SIGHT as the winner of the Audience Award for 2017.  Runner up was A SINGLE BLADE OF GRASS.

2017 Animation Festival Finalists: 

Entries for 2017 have surpassed our expectations – many thanks to all our entrants for your submissions. The standard this year has been very high.

2017 Animation Festival Entries by Country: