The Ars Electronica Animation Festival in Linz has been a pillar of the September Ars Electronica festival program since 2005. The program includes a wide variety of shows and a variety of animation events. It is an overview of current trends in the field of digital animation around the world, presenting specific strategies and unique points of view. The review of the awarded works in 2021 is a diverse selection from the border of animation, art and technology – outstanding films submitted to the category Computer animation Prix Ars Electronica 2021.
The awarded animations are presented on Friday and Saturday in two blocks: Electronic Theater and Young Animations.

The screenings of the awarded animations of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival are presented thanks to the cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.


Electronic Theater  | duration 1:04:51 
A selection of best works chosen by the jury. It showcases current productions that are characterised by their artistic content along with cultural and technological innovation.

When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest
Guangli Liu
21:09 min
GOLDEN NICA – Prix Ars Electronica 2021

Veneta Androva
13:00 min
AWARD OF DISTINCTION – Prix Ars Electronica 2021

Moïse Togo
14:13 min
HONORARY MENTION – Prix Ars Electronica 2021

Imge Özbilge, Sine Özbilge
15:00 min
HONORARY MENTION – Prix Ars Electronica 2021


Young Animations | duration 00:30:37
A selection put together by Sirikit Amann (OeAD) from the national competition u19-create your world in the Prix Ars Electronica 2021, including short films, computer animations and stop-motion works using Lego or clay. 


In Search

Der Mann ohne Gesicht
01:23 min
Sophia Lindenthal (19 years old)

00:59 min
Felix Zorn-Pauli (16 years old)

01:37 min
Isa Mutevelic, Simon Effenberger, David Stummer (18 years old)

The Me and the We

01:02 min
Nuria Blum, Johannes Deibl, Leo Jenewein, Paula Jenewein, Miles Lewis, Andre Moshammer, Manuel Netto, Liam Wilhelm (10 years old)

Verfuchst noch mal
01:00 min
Alma Malzer (11 years old)

01:47 min
Ida Onzek, Jasmin Schlögl (15 / 17 years old)

Dreaming …

Floating world
02:23 min
Ella Bella Guggenbichler (17 years old)

01:07 min
Noah Bujnoch, Dora Ispanovic, Beatrice Lazar (18 years old)

Die Zauberkiste
02:44 min
Jakob, Julian, Mia, Neon, Paul (15 years)


Dedicated to Bin Chun
01:01 min
Paul Emprechtinger, Peter Gratl, Julian Lutz, Adam Malzer, Alma Malzer, Gabriel Schwarzenauer, Madita Zangerl (10 years old)

01:20 min
Mirjam Lehner (18 years old)

Time Machine
00:52 min
Matthias Riegler (12 years old)

In the End

The Click
02:23 min
Caroline Bär, Zara Dineva, Julia Scheiwein, Anna Zoglauer (18 years old )

Das Donauweibchen
04:32 min
Fabio, Jenan, Lara, Laura, Neea, Valerie (8 years old)

Das unmögliche Computerspiel
03:32 min
Ali Kaan, Finn, Milan, Valentina, Pascal, Raffaela, Yaara (11 years old)