ZAGREB: Estonia will have the lone entry from Central Europe in Animafest Zagreb’s main competition, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen, an Estonian/Irish/Belgian/British coproduction directed by Kaspar Jancis, Henry Nicholson and Riho Unt.
The 28th edition of the festival, which runs 4-9 June, also has a short film competition, a competition of Croatian films, a student film competition and a competition of children’s films consisting of 44 films divided into four age sections. Another 30 films from 22 countries will screen in the World Panorama section.
The festival will have a special retrospective of films from CalArts, which receives the festival’s 2018 Best Animation School award.
The festival, founded in 1972, is the second oldest film festival worldwide dedicated to animation films.
The Grand Competition films are:
A Dog’s Life (Taiwan, China)Directed by Yi Chang
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen (Estonia, Ireland, Belgium, UK)Directed by Kaspar Jancis, Henry Nicholson, Riho UntProduced by Telegael, Calon, Grid Animation, NukufilmSupported by the Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Cinderella the Cat (Italy)Directed by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone
Isle of Dogs (USA, Germany)Directed by Wes Anderson
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (France)Directed by Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert
The Man-Woman Case (France)Directed by Anais Caura
The Shower (South Korea)Directed by Jae-huum Ahn
The Magnificent Cake! (Belgium, France, Netherlands)Directed by Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels