The World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb is the second oldest festival in Europe. In the course of its 40 year history it has systematically been following world animation production through a number of films in and out of competition. Built on the tradition of the Zagreb School of Animation, Animafest 2012, oriented towards auteur film, has made a reputation of being one of the most significant events in the world of animated film.
From 1972 until 2005, Animafest was a biannual festival. Then Animafest introduced the program of animated feature films and turned into an annual event. Each odd-numbered year is devoted to feature film and even-numbered years are devoted to short films.
By decision of the Festival Council, made in 2007, Animafest is under a new organisation leadership that aims at continuing the festival tradition by developing programs that would enable authors and professionals a more active participation. With new initiatives, such as the founding of Regional Pitching Forum for projects in Development and Animafest Fund, Animafest aspires to become an active participant in encouraging the production and distribution of animated film.
Animafest Council: Darko Kreč (president), Pavao Štalter, Vesna Dovniković, Milan Blažeković, Marko Meštrović, Željko Sarić, Nikica Gilić
Artistic Director: Daniel Šuljić
Production: HULAHOP Film & Art Production
Festival Producers: Olinka Vištica, Vjera Matković
Production Adviser: Dana Budisavljević
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