The quality of animation from the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) increases year by year; due to lack of sufficient space for animated film promotion through national film institutes, alternative ways of presentation are needed. With this in mind, the international platform Visegrad Animation Forum has taken the initiative and created a selection of the most talented young animation filmmakers VAF New Talents.
Its aim is to present internationally the 11 best films made by young and debuting artists and debuting artists in a given year to a professional audience and for the general public. The selection of the films focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. “Our primary ambition is year-round promotion of awareness of animation by young artists from CEE and assistance for its further development, visibility and distribution. The film selection will be screened at various film festivals and in cinemas around the world,” explains the manager of the project Maroš Brojo.
As each year, a board of experts from the CEE is compiled to select the best work produced in the region that year. Festival artistic directors Annaida Orosz (Primanima), Olga Bobrowska (Stoptrik), Pavel Horáček (Anifilm), Maroš Brojo (Fest Anča), Daniel Suljic (Animafest Zagreb) and Igor Prassel (Animateka) participated in the selection.
Discover the VAF NEW TALENTS 2018:
Croatia: Process (d. Lucija Buzancic) and The Stranger in My Head (d. Petra Balekic).
Czech Republic: Fruits of Clouds (d. Kateřina Karhánková) and Mukumu (d. Pavla Baštanová)
Hungary: Bond (d. Judit Wunder) and WireLess (d. Szandra Pataki)
Poland: Oh Mother (d. Paulina Ziółkowska) and Oh God! (d. Betina Bożek)
Slovakia: Contrast (d. Barbora Bárková) and Tutti (d. Marek Jasaň)
Slovenia: mARRY jESUS gALAXY (d. Asja Trost, Mery Gobec, Sandra Jovanovska, Inês Sampaio)
For more details about the selection, check HERE.