International Student Film Festival of Animation ANIMAFANTASIA was founded in 2011 under the name FLASH – International Student Film Festival of Animation –, and now the project is reconverted in the 2017 edition under a new title – ANIMAFANTASIA.
The aim of the ANIMAFANTASIA project is reviving Romanian animation film at the European level, the dissemination of innovative creations in the field of animation in national/international academia and the creation of partnerships and collaboration in view of strengthening inter-regional dialogue among the younger generation of students.
ANIMAFANTASIA aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the Europe as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from trends/animators who don’t normally elicit such attention.
Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A’s with filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening – Cinema City Iulius Mall, French Cultural Center, Palace of Culture, Iași.
ANIMAFANTASIA has grown to become much more than an annual Festival – we are programming more events, tours, screenings, all year-round to as many cities that invite us. ANIMAFANTASIA strives to be the best, and we do so with a very small, very dedicated staff.
The project proposes a selection of films that perform well in terms of animation techniques and innovative conceptual prospects, to stimulate the two major directions in animation: digital 2D or 3D animation and traditional animation.
Related activities to festival, organized by the “George Enescu” National University of Arts, in partnership with media outlets, partners and co-financiers of the project. Proposed deployment of interactive support activities within the project: workshops, screenings, case studies.
Prizes will be awarded for the two sections creative animated film – International Film and Romanian Film:
– First Prize
– Second Prize
– Third Prize
– 3 Nominations (the funniest film, the most challenging film, the most intelligent film)
– Special Prize of the Audience.
- 1- 5 iunie – jurizarea filmelor primite în cadrul competiției.
- 6 iunie, ora 16:30 – Festivitatea de Deschidere a Festivalului, Sala Caudela, Casa Balș, Universitatea Națională de Arte ”George Enescu” Iași.
- 6 iunie, ora 18:00 – proiecții ale filmelor selectate / Q & A – Centrul Cultural Francez, Iași.
- 7 iunie, ora 18:00 – proiecții ale filmelor selectate / Q & A – Aula Bibliotecii Central Universitare, Iași.
- 8 iunie, ora 18:00 – proiecții ale filmelor selectate / Q & A / Gala de Premiere (decizia finală pentru votul publicului) – Aula Bibliotecii Central Universitare, Iași.
- 10 – 13 iunie – excursii/workshop/uri, dezbateri.
“George Enescu” National University of Arts
189, Sarariei Street, Iasi