FESTIVALS: Six Long Films to Compete at Animafest Zagreb 2023

    White Plastic Sky by Sarolta Szabó and Tibor Bánóczki White Plastic Sky by Sarolta Szabó and Tibor Bánóczki credit: SALTO Films, Artichoke

    ZAGREB: Six long animated films, including My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane and White Plastic Sky by Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó, will compete in the Grand competition at the World Animated Film Festival - Animafest Zagreb. The festival will be held from 5 to 10 June 2023.

    The Short film competition will include 42 films and 41 films have been selected for the Student film competition. The Croatian film competition will feature 19 films.

    Approximately 1,800 films from 93 countries were submitted.

    The National Film and Television School (NFTS) from the United Kingdom will be awarded as the Best Animation School for the second year in a row.


    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (France, Luxembourg, Canada, the Netherlands)
    Directed by Pierre Földes

    Feast of Amrita (Japan)
    Directed by Saku Sakamoto

    My Love Affair with Marriage (Latvia, United States, Luxembourg)
    Directed by Signe Baumane
    Produced by Studio Locomotive
    Coproduced by The Marriage Project LLC, Antevita Films
    Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Film Fund Luxembourg, New York State Council on the Arts, New York’s Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, BBPostHouse Riga, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, H. O. Peet Foundation, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Ravenal Foundation Grant of New York Women in Film & Television, Creative Europe MEDIA

    No Changes Have Taken in Our Life (China)
    Directed by Jingwei Xu

    Unicorn Wars (Spain, France)
    Directed by Alberto Vázquez

    White Plastic Sky (Hungary, Slovakia)
    Directed by Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó
    Produced by Salto Film
    Coproduced by Artichoke, Proton Cinema
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the RTVS – Radio and Television SlovakiaEurimages, the Hungarian Film Incentive, the Slovak Cash Rebate and the Lithuanian tax incentive