20th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb dedicated to short animated films is held 1-6 June in Europa, Tuškanac and Movieplex cinemas.
Throughout six festival days, more than 450 short animated films from 40 countries will be screened. Out of those, 128 films will compete in four competition programmes – Grand Competition, Student Competition, Special programme and Children’s Competition. In addition, the official programme will include three panoramas – Grand, Student and Croatian – expanding the insight into contemporary animation production.
In addition to the competition programme and panoramas, this year's Animafest is preparing a series of special programmes, such as Masters of animation, which presents a unique opportunity for an insight into the works of three animation virtuosos: Frédéric Back, Karel Zeman and Jacques Drouin, and a programme selected by Luis Cook.
The Focus on Swiss animation presents a retrospective of the Swiss artist Georges Schwizgebel, while the World studios programme includes works by three renowned animation studios: ACME Filmworks, Folimage and Aardman.
In addition to the already mentioned, the festival brings several special programmes, as well as a series of side events: exhibitions, book presentations, discussions, roundtables and animation workshops for children.