Call for papers 2024

Trollywood animation festival - Academic track

May 3rd, 2024, Trollhättan, Sweden.

Dear Scholars, Researchers, and Experts,

It’s our great pleasure to invite you to the academic track, part of Trollywood Animation Festival 2024. This year’s event takes place in Trollhättan, Sweden and is organized by Swedish Media Production Academies (SMEA) together with University West and Trollywood Animation Festival. 

About our Conference

Trollywood animation festival has a rich history of showcasing both cutting edge animation and visual effects, as well as giving independent animators and creators a place to present their work and facilitating the exchange of innovative ideas. Over the years, Trollywood Animation Festival has gathered interest and respect among both visitors and presenters interested in the field of Animation, and many participants return to participate year after year. 

This year the festival introduces an academic track where academics and practitioners in the field of animation, and related fields (see list of topics below) have the opportunity to send in papers for feedback and discussions. This is meant to be a Work-in-progress-conference, meaning that it’s a safe zone for submitting papers describing ideas or projects that are not yet finished. Our hope is that it will become a place for exchanging ideas, improving on our papers and overall strengthening the academic side of our field.

Topics of special interest


Visual Storytelling

Visual Effects and Computer Graphics

State of the industry

New media

Cutting edge workflows and tools

Education within the field

Guide for Authors

Authors are encouraged to submit their latest research, case studies, and technological advancements aligned with the conference theme and topics of interest. The following formats are accepted:
Short Paper, 1500-2000 words

Abstract, 500-1000 words

While this is a Work-in-progress-conference we still advise to present the ideas and progress as clearly as possible, supported by references APA 7th. All submissions should be in English language and saved as PDF. For detailed guidelines on abstract formatting, paper submission, and other relevant information, please visit our website:
Please use the following mail address to submit your contribution:

Accepted submissions are presented live/oral at the venue/event within a 20 minutes time frame. It is recommended to use 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes for feedback and discussion.  

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 2 of April, 2024

Notification of acceptance: 10th of April, 2024

Conference date: 3rd of May 

Trollywood Animation Festival 2-3-4th of May

Organising Committee

Mats Wahlberg
Chairman Swedish Media Production Academies (SMEA)
Lecturer, Department of Media and Journalism, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Christian Master Östlund

Head of Division, Division of Media and Design, School of Business, Economics and It
University West, Sweden

Ulf Andersson
Lecturer, Doctoral Student, Division of Media and Design, School of Business, Economics and It
University West, Sweden

Mikael Andersson

Event Manager, Trollywood Animation Festival
Lecturer, Assistant Department Manager, Division of Media and Design, School of Business, Economics and It
University West, Sweden


We look forward to your contribution and the valuable insights you will bring to the academic track of the Trollywood Animation Festival.. Your expertise and participation will enrich the discussions and collaborations that will shape the future of animation and media production.
For all general enquiries: