For the third year, La Guarimba and GIPHY Arts join forces to give the BEST GIF AWARD 2022. On the occasion of the 10th Edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival, we will be celebrating creators who have been using GIFs as an art form to make us better express ourselves. 

This contest is open to any artists who are creating original GIFs.
It’s easy to enter:

1. Create a GIPHY account

2. Upload your GIF masterpiece

3. Tag it  #LaGuarimba2022

Do these three things before July 10th, 2022, and you will be eligible to win the award, a screening at the festival in Amantea, Southern Italy and a $500 prize.

You can tag as many GIFs as you’d like. Please note that your GIF might not immediately show in the search for the tag. If you have any questions, hit us up at!



During the days of the festival, from 7th to 11th August, we will host a creative camp for illustrators and animators.
On the first day we will show the different tools that GIPHY can offer, and from there, all the participants will have a physical space to draw, paint, scan, and animate their GIFs in a collaborative and fun way.
On the third day, we will mix the artists with the Children’s Lab so they can teach the youngest audience of the festival how to GIF. The results of this process will be screened on the last day of La Guarimba, on the 12th, and it will be part of a video recap.
Usually, animators and illustrators work from home or from a studio with not a lot of people. Our idea is to bring them to the open, in the sunny light of summer in Italy to create with other creatives and live a unique experience.

Participation in this camp is free. Just send us an email to book your place, buy your ticket to Amantea and have a great summer in Southern Italy with us.

La Guarimba is a cultural organisation situated in the southern Italian region of Calabria that uses culture as a vehicle to promote values of participatory democracy, integration, human rights and accessibility. Our main goal is to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema.

The 10th edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival will be held from the 7th to the 12th of August 2022 in Amantea (CS), Calabria. We will celebrate ten years of activity with a renewed edition of the festival, full of events and special guests, to pursue our mission to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema.

GIPHY Arts launched in 2016 to explore GIFs as an artistic medium by directly commissioning artists, creating new distribution systems, and pioneering new technology. GIPHY Arts proudly funds the creation of thousands of new animated GIF works annually, implacably exploring new methods to experience the works in virtual, interactive, and physical spaces. Follow @giphyarts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates.