Anim'est Chisinau was established in 2011 as result of a cooperation Between Este'n'est (Romania) and ALTFilm (Moldova).
Originally, anim’est International Animation Film Festival, established in 2006, has become Bucharest’s most loved film festival and a recognized event on the international animation scene. The presentations, workshops, master-classes and round tables provide the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the latest creations and make contacts. Among the great names who have visited anim’est, we proudly mention Bill Plympton, Georges Schwitzgebel, Juan Pablo Zaramella, John Dilworth, Mike Reiss… and our partner festivals, animation schools and guest studios all .
The festival's programme consists of six competitive sections (international feature film, international short film, Romanian film, student film, video, Minimest), the Mozaic section – presenting the hottest animation short & feature animations in international film festivals and also special sections & retrospectives dedicated to important animation studios, directors, film schools and festivals. Workshops, masterclasses, special parallel events, concerts and parties open to the festival guests and audience. The anim'est Trophy is presented every year to one of the films competing in the short film competition.