(Last updated: 26th April)
The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb announced to postpone the date of this year’s 30th anniversary from the schedule they planned (from 8th to 13th June) due to the presence of COVID-19 and the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Zagreb.
Animationweek will let you know when the new date of the festival is officially announced. The festival will announce the new dates following the situation in Croatia and worldwide.
The 30th anniversary of “World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb” will be held this year in Zagreb, Croatia. Animafest Zagreb is one of the most important animation festivals in the world, contributing to the global animation industry for many years as the second oldest animation film festival in the world. Here, Animationweek, as an official media partner of the festival, will continuously deliver comprehensive information on this year’s festival, from the film competitions and screening programme to all of the other wide range of programmes, such as retrospectives, presentations, exhibitions, pitching forums, and workshops.
1. Special Programme ‘Animafest Insights’
Animafest Zagreb announced to all animation lovers, who are awaiting the new dates of the festival, an attractive new programme titled ‘Animafest Insights’. It is a series of special interview videos to give the broader public an insight into the great films that have been screened at the festival.
2. Film Competition
Grand Competition – Shot Film (List of the selected films)
– Grand Prix – Short Film (best short film of the festival) – cash award of 2,500 €
– Golden Zagreb (for creativity and innovative artistic achievement) – cash award of 2,000 €
– Zlatko Grgić (best first film production apart from educational institutions) – cash award of 1,500 €
– Mr. M – Short Film, audience award
Grand Competition – Feature Film
– Grand Prix – Feature Film (best feature film of the festival) – cash award of 2,500 €
– Mr. M – Feature Film, audience award
Student Film Competition (List of the selected films)
Award: Dušan Vukotić (best student film) – cash award of €1,000
Croatian Film Competition (List of the selected films)
Award: Best Croatian Film – cash award of €1,000 sponsored by the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild
Films for Children Competition
Award: Best film for children
VR Animation Competition
Award: Best VR Project