Animafest Zagreb 2024 Unveils Feature Film Lineup in Croatia’s Premier Animation Festival

Short Summary:

Animafest Zagreb 2024 in Croatia showcases a diverse array of six animated films in the Grand Competition - Feature Film, curated by Daniel Šuljić. Titles include works from France, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Belgium, Spain, Germany, and Canada.

The World Festival of Animated Film, known as Animafest Zagreb 2024, is set to captivate audiences in Croatia with its Grand Competition - Feature Film. Curated by artistic director Daniel Šuljić, this year's selection comprises six films that stand out for their thematic and stylistic diversity. Each film represents a unique blend of storytelling and animation techniques, reflecting deep authorial motivations.

Selected Films for the Grand Competition:

  1. Chicken for Linda! by Sebastien Laudenbach and Chiara Malta, a Franco-Italian collaboration from Dolce Vita Film, Miyu Productions, and Palosanto Films.
  2. Pelikan Blue by László Csáki, a Hungarian creation by Umbrella Entertainment and Cinemon Entertainment.
  3. Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower by Shojiro Nishimi from Japan's STUDIO4ºC Co. Ltd.
  4. Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds by Benoît Chieux, produced between France and Belgium by Sacrebleu Productions, Take Five, and Le ciel de Paris.
  5. Sultana’s Dream by Isabel Herguera, a Spanish-German partnership from Abano and Fabian&Fred.
  6. When Adam Changes by Joël Vaudreuil, a Canadian film from Parce Que Films.

The festival provides a platform for animators to present works that push the boundaries of the medium and explore intricate narratives. Daniel Šuljić expressed his enthusiasm for this year's lineup, stating, "The films chosen are exemplary of the innovation and creativity thriving within the international animation community."

Animafest Zagreb's commitment to showcasing a wide range of animated storytelling ensures that each entry not only competes for top honors but also contributes to the global dialogue on artistic expression in animation. This year's festival promises to be a significant event for both filmmakers and animation enthusiasts, highlighting the ongoing evolution and richness of the animated form.