The 2015 Call for Submissions of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has just been announced and the Festival is seeking for animated films from any part of the world.
For the first time since its establishment, Animafest Zagreb merges the feature and short edition and for its upcoming, integrated edition in 2015 announces screenings of animated films of all lengths.
After ten years of taking it in turns biennially, 2015 marks a turning point in the festival concept, which will from now on give a complete overview of contemporary animated world production of short and feature films on the annual basis.
Short films completed after 1 January 2014 and feature films completed after 1 January 2013 are eligible to apply for 2015. Films entered at previous Festival‘s edition will not be taken into consideration.
Animafest Zagreb 2015 includes the following competitions:
- Feature Films Competition;
- Short Film Competition;
- Student Films Competition – films produced in educational institution (art schools and film schools);
- Commissioned Films Competition – educational films, commercials, music videos;
- Films For Children Competition;
- Croatian Films Competition – films whose country of production is Croatia and/or films by Croatian directors.
The best short and the best feature animated films will be awarded with 2,500 Euro each. A special “Golden Zagreb” prize of 2,000 Euro will be awarded to one short animated film for encouragement of creativity and innovative artistic achievement. The best student animated film will be awarded with 1,000 Euro.
The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb was founded in 1972 and it’s the second oldest European festival completely dedicated to animation. For more than 40 years, Animafest Zagreb has been known as one of the leading international animation events; next to Annecy, Ottawa and Hiroshima, is part of the inevitable animation circuit. Also, this is the only Croatian A-list festival.
The upcoming World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb takes place 9-14 June 2015 in Zagreb.