VAFI 2011

time: 29.04.2011. - 01.05.2011.
place: Varazdin, Croatia
organiser: Creative Film Studio VANIMA
2nd International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival is set to take place from 29th of April till 1st of May in the city of Varazdin. The partner of VAFI  is Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival.

VAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival in desire to make Varazdin and Croatia a place where children and youth, professionals, guests and all animation lovers will be able to exchange their experience and make new friendships beyond their own states; a place where children and young people will enjoy films; where they will learn and associate at the same time.

VAFI has three competitive categories divided by the age of the author(s): MINI (for children under 10 years), MIDI (for children from 11 – 14 years) and MAXI (for youth from 15 – 18 years ).
Films will be competing for first prize - a Diploma and Statue Vafi, which was created by a young academic sculptor Azra Grabčanović and four equal second prizes in each category - Diploma. The festival will take place at two locations - in the Multimedia Centre KULT and in the Herzer palace.
VAFI 2011 had 145 films from 20 countries submitted or in total more than 500 minutes, from which 87 of them entered the official competition or about 300 minutes in total. Film will be shown in 5 official projections. Selectors were Juliana Kučan and Milan Trenc, people who are for many years engaged in an animated films, especially with children.

The awards will be decided by an international expert jury consisting of Dan Bennett (USA), Vera Vlajić (Serbia), Ana-Maria Vidaković (Croatia).
Dan Bennett is also and the special guest of the Festival – he is the founder and producer of Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, partner Festival for VAFI 2011.

(Sorce: VAFI)

(D.H., 27.04.2011)