+ The 2023 Call for Animation is Open +

On Saturday April 1st 2023 in Detroit, the 8th annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international.  DIFA will feature approximately 90 minutes of animated shorts ranging from experimental to quirky as well as more sophisticated mini features.

𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋 π…πŽπ‘ π€ππˆπŒπ€π“πˆπŽππ’Submission are now being accepted. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entry should be animated, either traditionally or digitally, in some way. For further submission information and to submit, please visit:

DIFA is now hosted at the historic Senate Theater in Detroit!  This revitalized 1920’s Art Deco theater is home to the world’s 8th largest Wurlitzer pipe organ and features 784 seats, a classic concession stand, comfy lounge areas and secure parking.

The 2023 schedule and advance tickets will be available by March 1st.  Join our newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when it is online. 

8th Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation
Sat April 1st 2023 – Senate Theater – Detroit

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