The beginning of May marks the start of announcements for the Animafest Zagreb – the World Festival of Animated Film which is set to be held this year from May 29th to June 3rd, and comeandcheck.it is yet again supporting it through media sponsorship.
According to many – Zagreb’s favorite festival is celebrating its 40th Birthday this year, and it’s set to screen short-film productions, which means a lot more titles. Animafest will be screening a total of 171 films within its scope of competition programs and panoramas. Within a sea of the best and most interesting short animated films created in the last two years, as many as seventeen films are by Croatian authors.
In the Grand Competition among 32 titles, the following Croatian films are set to be screened: “The Flower of Battle” by Simon Bogojević Narath and “Why Elephants?” by Marko Meštrović. Author Alen Vuković is the only Croatian representative in the commissioned film program with his trailer for the feature film “Koko and the Ghosts”.
Two works by the extremely prolific animator and illustrator Ivana Guljašević will be screened in the children’s competition program: (“Bu-Tu’s Drum” and “The Search”), while Zagreb Academy student Mia Murat’s work “Park” is also listed among the 33 competition films.
The 26 Grand Panorama entries also include one Croatian film – “A New Hippie Future” by Dalibor Barić, while the Croatian film “Fox” by Petra Zlonoga will be presented within the framework of the Student Panorama.
The Croatian Panorama, a program set to give Animafest visitors a broader insight into Croatian animated production, will present nine works by young and middle-generation filmmakers, including the following: “Dove Sei, Amor Mio” by Veljko Popović, “Father” by a group of authors (among them Veljko Popović), “I Already Know What I Hear” by Darko Masnec, “An Ornament of the Soul” by Irena Jukić-Pranjić, “In Chains” by Daniel Šuljić, “We Used to Call It: Moon” by Marko Tadić, “Cat” by Goran Stojnić, and “Son of Satan” by Marko Dješka.
In addition to these Croatian-produced films, the program also includes a Norwegian film by two Croatian filmmakers, Ivana Bošnjak and Lea Vidaković, entitled “Crossed Herrings,” set to be screened in the Student Competition.
To add one more happy dimension to its 40 years of existence, the Animafest team invites everyone, friends of the festival, artists, designers, children and adults alike, Animafest enthusiasts to offer congratulations with a – birthday card!
An actual, real old-fashioned, hand-made birthday card. All techniques of creating the card are welcome as are all sizes, the only conditions being the card be made on paper and that it makes it to the festival headquarters by May 25th, 2012.
The mailing address for sending your card is:
Svjetski festival animiranog filma Animafest Zagreb
/World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb/
Hulahop, Nova Ves 18/3
10 000 Zagreb
Birthday cards of dear festival friends, authors of winning films from previous editions or competitors at this year’s festival, such as Joanne Quinn, Koji Yamamura, Mirai Mizue, Rastko Čirić, Alexei Alexeev, Lia… are all en route to Zagreb. All received birthday cards will be exhibited in the Europa cinema’s lobby, on display during the festival from May 29th to June 3rd, 2012.
More on this year’s Animafest will be featured on our website and on Facebook, while you can check out all further festival details on Animafest’s official website.