FESTIVALS: Animafest Zagreb 2024 Announces Lineup


    ZAGREB: Six films including a Hungarian production have been selected for the Grand Competition – Feature Film of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, which will be held 3 – 8 June 2024.

    The festival is also organising a competition for films for children and youth (with 34 films selected for four age groups), as well as a short film competition (45 films selected), which is one of the three most prestigious artistic animation competitions in the world.

    The sidebar programme includes a World Panorama and Time for the Masters, while the selection committee of the Student Film Competition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has decided to give the 2024 Best Animation School Award to La Poudrière from France.

    Irish-English animator Phil Mulloy will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Established in 1972, Animafest Zagreb is the second oldest festival in the world completely dedicated to animated films.


    Chicken for Linda (France, Italy)
    Directed by Sebastien Laudenbach, Chiara Malta

    Pelikan Blue (Hungary)
    Directed by László Csáki
    Produced by Umbrella
    Coproduced by Cinemon Entertainment
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI)

    Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower (Japan)
    Directed by Shojiro Nishimi

    Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Benoît Chieux

    Sultana’s Dream (Spain, Germany)
    Directed by Isabel Herguera

    When Adam Changes (Canada)
    Directed by Joël Vaudreuil