Zagreb is set to host the 26th edition of Animafest – World Festival of Animated Film – from 6-11 June 2016…
An appealing 26th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb is scheduled in Zagreb once again, fitting its A-list status among animated film festivals. Over 300 films of different techniques, genres and durations will be presented at Europa and Tuškanac cinemas, Zagreb Dance Centre, as well as open-air screenings at Zrinjevac park.
The festival will open with a new animated trailer by young Croatian animator Tea Stražičić, currently an artist-in-residence in Denmark. The central line-up this year consists of six competitions. Over 1700 entries from more than 70 countries were submitted.
The short film competition consists of 46 titles, including those by the animation masters such as Georges Schwizgebel (Switzerland), Phil Mulloy (UK), Igor Kovalyov (Russia) and Theodor Ushev (Canada), as well as key names of independent Chinese animation – Lei Lei, Jie Shen, Haiyang Wang and Xi Chen and Xu An. Feature film competition brings nine extremely attractive entries covering different techniques and themes, whilst the children’s film competition, suitable for different age groups, selected by media pedagogue Martina Peštaj, this year had 403 submitted entries, out of which 41 were chosen.
Animafest is also hosting a series of free open-air screenings in Zrinjevac park before the festival starts. The first picnics are set for 28 and 29 May at Zrinjevac.
You can check out more about the festival on the official website here.