The Animated Film Festival - Animafest Zagreb, the only Croatian A-festival, whose Grand Prix winners will qualify for the Oscars prize in short-film competition, will again make Zagreb the center of world animation. From 6. to 11. June at the cinemas of Europe and Tuškanac, the Zagreb Dance Center and at the open-air projection this weekend at Ribnjak will feature more than 300 of excelent short and feature animated films.
The syntax of 'tradition and / or revolution' is best represented by this year's thematic ensemble - the Oscar and Animanarho Award - crude animation. Namely, Animafest will present the audience with animation in her punk release, as well as a number of classic Oscar-winning films, Croatian Oscar nominees, and Academy Award-winning films that move the boundaries of expectations.
They announced that they were meeting with journalists on Wednesday at Swanky Monkey Garden, one of this year's new locations for accompanying programs, the Art Director of Animafest Zagreb, Daniel Šuljić, and producer of the festival, Matea Milić and Paola Orlić.
The festival will be on Monday 6. June at the Europa Cinema in 19.30 hours to open eight short films from the Great Contest, whose selection is a great announcement of the diversity of this year's themes and techniques. At the opening of the festival, the Council of Animafest Zagreb will also award the Life Achievement Award for Belgian Grand Animation, Raoul Servais, one of the most important innovators and representatives of the existentialist animated film. Servais's films are also devoted to retrospectives on Tuesday, 7. 6. in Europe, followed by a conversation with the audience.
Servais is one of 200's 26 guests. Animafest, among which the jury members are predominantly renowned. In the jury of a short film this year, Peter Lord (Pirates of the Bands of the Undisputed, Rebellion in the Hens), British animator, producer and director, and founder of the Aardman Animations, about which 40 years Lord will speak 11. 6. in the ZPC. He is also a member of the jury and the Canadian composer Oscar of the award-winning films Normand Roger, then the award-winning independent German author Raimund Krumme, a Colombian professor and promoter of Latin American animations by Cecilia Traslaviña, and an independent producer and manager in the culture of Vjera Matković.
Justine Bannister, an independent child media consultant with work experience in companies such as 20th Century Fox or Disney Channel France, will be cast on the best feature film, followed by Marcy Page, who as a producer of the Canadian National Film Board (NFB) has participated in numerous award-winning filmmakers projects, and Boško Picula, political scientist and film critic, among others, the head of the HRT Animatika. The best student and Croatian film will be selected by the selector of the International Animated Film Festival in Bucheon, Eugene Kim, an American animator known for the animation of sand on glass (about which he also wrote a book to be presented at the festival) Corrie Francis Parks and Croatian animator and illustrator Darko Vidačković .
Films within the program animation Animanarhija - a raw animation, which is a denominator of the revolution, will present intentional anti-excitement in animation, avoiding virtuosity in favor of the message's lust, whose music pandan - punk music. The root is what roots are in 1950 and 1960, when animators are beginning to try new approaches, and the Zagreb School of Cartoon Film is highlighted in this period with new, progressive ideas. This theme block will feature films such as Uradi-sam Cartoon Set Bob Godfrey, a satirical look at creating a cartoon that is still relevant to the animation industry, then Man and his dog went on air with Robert Breer, the key piece of experimental animation from 1957, or Time for the Story of Terry Gilliam, a short animated film from the time before Monty Python.
On the other hand, the Animafest animation revolution this year represents an interactive VR (virtual reality) installation of PIEdeck, which the authors designed exclusively for Animafest. Using the technology of the famous Ars Electronica Futurelab, they have created a system that moves in real space with the help of lasers into an animation in that virtual one.
The technology is also focused on two workshops: the project mapping, which will be held during the festival in the ZPC, whose results will be presented on the last day of the festival, and now the traditional video game development workshops in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and the Academy of Fine Arts . Mentor of this year's workshop is Andrej Kovačević, founder of Exordium Games.
As part of the festival, for the third time, the Scientific Symposium Scanner will take place, which will gather five panels from experts from all over the world. This year's lead lecturer Marcin Giżycki, winner of the Animafest Awards for an outstanding contribution to the study of animation.
A number of accompanying events have been announced by the exhibition of works by students of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM), which will be from 6. to 11. June will be set up in the Schira Gallery, and by 7. to 11. June in the ULUPUH Gallery. The Pentagon, 10, will also feature a ten-hour animation performance. June in the Europa lobby, when five animators gathered around the same table live-stop-animation.
Traditionally, Animafest also brings an overview of films that compete for the Cartoon d'Or 2015 award, a professional award for the best European short animated film of the year, for which the Animafest Grand Prix winner directly competes. The festival will also show the most interesting animated music videos (the program for the Eyes).
The Croatian master of animation that we will meet this year will be Vatroslav Mimica, and a special attention will be dedicated to Croatian animated films from 1968. which was chosen by Borivo Dovnikovic Bordo.
Festival tickets can be purchased for pre-sale through the Entrio system (online and at sales outlets) and at Animafest's info-point at Cvjetni Square, during festivals and at festivals. There are also festival cards: Animate, which allows entry to all festival projections, and Family for all projections suitable for children. The entrance is free at all projections at the Zagreb Dance Center, Animafest Pro and accompanying events.
The festival is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center and the City Office for Education, Culture and Sport and the Program MEDIA under the Creative Europe Program.