Visegrad Animation Forum Awards the Best Animated Projects
in Development

Almost 100 projects from all over Europe competed to participate in the 4th year of the Visegrad Animation Forum (May 3-5, Třeboň).  12 short films and 12 TV series in development were selected for the contest where the Hungary clearly dominated on the winners’ box.

Pitching competition

The award for the best animated short film in development went to a French-Hungarian co-production „CARPEL“ by Tibor Banoczki and Sarolta Szabo.

The Jury’s Special mention was received by the Romanian director, Paul Muresan, for his short film „SOMEWHERE“.

The Main Prize in the TV Series category was received at the festive ceremony by the Hungarian-Croatian delegation headed by the Directors, Flora Anna Buda and Balazs Turai, for their project
THE PIRACY OF PRINCESS PRICELESS“.

Special mention amongst TV Series was awarded to “BORKA AND THE MAGIC DRESS“ by Hungarian directors Beata Gurmai and Balint Benkovits.

Side programme

This year’s programme was opened by a meeting with a Korean delegation including representatives from the KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency) and Korean production companies. Among the other events that took place at VAF this year was the first meeting of the national film fund representatives of Central and Eastern European countries. Another highlight of the programme was a debate with top professionals in the field of children’s film distribution and the presentations by their authors of four successful animated projects already in production.

The Visegrad Animation Forum also announced the creation of VAF New Talents 2016, its purpose is to promote the most talented young and debuting animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe and bring them together with experienced foreign producers. VAF also introduced the RedBricks project which aims to promote and facilitate the generation of coproduction connections between producers in Central and Eastern Europe.

Please find the full press release with more detailed information here.

Torino Short Film Market

The Italian Short Film Center is happy to announce the first Torino Short Film Market. Organised with the collaboration of the Torino Film Festival and the support of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte, it will take place on the first weekend of the Torino Film Festival on the 18th, 19th and 20th of November 2016 in Turin.

The Short Film Pool goes back to Alès!

After programming 20 films from the Short Film Pool in 2015, the Alès Film Festival – Itinérances is going to screen 8 more films from this collection during its 34th edition, which will take place from March 18th to 28th 2016.

Call for Short Film Day participants

The Short Film Day is expanding and reaching new countries! We know of a number of projects around Europe (see our list here) but there are probably more we are not aware of : please let us know about the Short Film Day in your country and answer our survey by contacting the Short Circuit’s coordinator, Florence Dupont!

The Short Film Day 2015 in Sweden

The Swedish Film Institute organized the second edition of Short Film Day in Sweden (“Kortfilmsdagen”), doubling the number of participating venues from the previous year. In 2015 there were screenings in cinemas, libraries, art galleries, churches, shopping malls and schools in 23 cities all over the country.

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