The submissions for the International Competition section of the 16th edition of MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival are now officially closed, and this was the year with the largest number of submission since the festival’s very first edition.

2380 movies were submitted, with 662 additional movies trying to make the cut in comparison to the 2016’s edition.

These pictures came from 86 countries spread out across the globe, with the majority of the movies coming from European countries.

Additionally, MONSTRA received, for the first time, submissions from countries such as Ghana, Madagascar, Algeria, Martinique, Trinidad &Tobago, Myanmar or Jordan. This only comes to show the increase of the festival’s notoriety.