Animafest Presents Grand Competition Selection for 50th Anniversary Fest

Out of 1,800 submitted films from 91 countries from across the world, World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has narrowed down the official selection for the Grand Competition – Short Film, Student Film Competition and Croatian Film Competition categories of the 2022 edition.

Animafest’s artistic director Daniel Šuljić, Margit Antauer and Vesna Meštrić composed the selection committee for Short Film and Croatian Film, while Kata Gugić and Hrvoje Selec selected the Student Films.

10 Days of Lovid
10 Days of Lovid by Laura Martinovic

Almost 900 films were submitted for the Grand Competition – Short Film category alone and 47 of them were selected to be presented at the festival. From 780 student submissions, 42 films were selected for the Student Film Competition, while the Croatian Film Competition will feature 18 films.

In the announcement, it was noted that “Animafest Zagreb strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” While films created in Russia have not been barred from the program, the Festival Council has decided not to credit Russia as a country of production. “We support Russian artists whose films have been selected for the competition and who have publicly condemned the aggression,” the statement asserts.

Grand Competition – Short Film

  • 10 Days of Lovid, Laura Martinovic (Minya Film i animacija | Croatia/Netherlands)
  • 98 kg., Izabela Plucinska (LAS SZTUKI | Poland)
  • Amazon Woman, Anna Vasof (Austria)
  • Bestia, Hugo Covarrubias (Trebol 3, Maleza Estudio | Chile)
  • Beware of Trains, Emma Calder (Pearly Oyster Prod. | U.K.)
  • Blind Spot, Lotfi Achour (A.P.A. | Tunisia / France)
  • Cockroaches, Adel Khan Farooq (Mikrofilm | Norway)
  • The Days That (Never) Were, Pedro Rivero, Kevin Iglesias Rodriguez (Abrakam, Amania Films, Media Attack, ECPV | Spain)
  • Dies Irae, Maru (Australia)
  • Fortress, Zalesky’s (Media Design | Poland)
  • The Garbage Man, Laura Goncalves (BAP Animation Studio | Portugal)
  • Garrano, David Doutel, Vasco Sá (BAP, Art Shot | Portugal / Lithuania)
Garrano by David Doutel & Vasco Sá
  • Happily Ever After, Philip Mulloy (Spectre Design | U.K.)
  • Holy Holocaust, Osi Wald, Noa Berman-Herzberg (Israel)
  • Hotel Kalura, Sophie Koko Gate (U.K.)
  • House of Existence, Yumi Joung (Match Cut | South Korea)
  • Hysteresis, Robert Seidel (Studio Robert Seidel | Germany)
  • Impossible Figures and Other Stories I, Marta Pajek (Animoon, NFB | Poland / Canada)
  • Letter to a Pig, Tal Kantor (Miyu Prod., The Hive Studio | France / Israel)
Letter to a Pig
Letter to a Pig by Tal Kantor
  • The Loach, Xi Chen, Xu An (Congrong Film | China)
  • A Long Protracted Scene of an Accident, Lars Henrik Andersson (Viltone Studios | Sweden)
  • Lucky Man, Claudy Luyet (Studio GDS, Luyet | Switzerland)
  • Miracasas, Raphaelle Stolz, Augusto Zanovello (Nadasdy Film | Switzerland / France)
  • Mr. Xifro’s Morning, Marc Riba, Anna Solanas (I+G Stop Motion | Spain)
  • Naughty, Emma Degoutte, Flora Molinie (Easy Tiger | France)
  • The Night Watch, Julien Regnard (Autour de Minuit | France / Belgium)
  • Not My Bread, Andrey Bakhurin (Gamma-Film)
  • Open One’s Mouth, Akane Murata (CALF | Japan)
  • Our 2, Yungsung Song (Japan / Italy)
  • Pachyderme, Stephanie Clement (TNZPV Prod., Folimage | France)
  • Passenger, Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZtudio | Argentina)
  • Psychographic, Branko Farac (Ustanova Zagreb Film | Croatia)
  • Salute to the Sun, Darko Masnec (Studio u sumi | Croatia)
  • Sensor Ship, Jina Yoon (Canada / U.S. / South Korea)
  • Shadow of Paradise, Sahar al-Sawaf, Thomas Heman (Shadow Medium | U.S.)
  • Skinned, Joachim Herisse (Komadoli Studio | France)
  • Somebody Ask Us, Daniel Bird (Wit & Wisdom | Czech Rep.)
  • Stain, Shiva Sadegh Asadi (Iran)
  • Steakhouse, Špela Čadež (Finta FIlm, Fabian&Fred, RTV Slovenia, Miyu | Slovenia / Germany / France)
Steakhouse by Špela Čadež
  • Sugar Show, Liana Makaryan (Studio Ptchela)
  • Swallow the Universe, Nieto (Autour de Minuit | France)
  • Terra Incognita, Adrian Dexter, Pernille Kjaer (Ikki Films | France / Denmark)
  • They Dance with Their Heads, Thomas Corriveau (Canada)
  • Thing, Malte Stein (Germany)
  • The Turtle Syndrome, Samuel Cantin (NFB | Canada)
  • Where the Winds Die, Pejman Alipour (Documentary and Experimental Film Center | Iran)

Click over to see the full Student Film and Croatian Film competition selections.

The selection results for the Grand Competition – Feature Film, Films for Children Competition, VR Animation Competition and World Panorama, as well as the details of the rest of the festival program will be announced soon.

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb will take place June 6-11.




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