52 animated independent short films compete in the competition for independent animation. Deadline for entries is 15 July 2008. A Grand Prix will be appointed in the narrative section as well in the non-narrative section of this competition.

For applied animated films, in the categories publicity and promotional films, music videos (pop promos), educational and information films, station calls and film leaders the festival organizes the competition for applied animation. Deadline for entries is 15 July 2008.