Varna fest 2014

The 10-th edition of The World Festival of Animated Film will take place in Varna during the 10-th and 14-th of September 2014 in the halls of The Festival and Congress Centre, Varna.

This year we have organized many interesting screenings, retrospectives, lectures, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, which will literally flood the seaside capital with the best and most recent of the world’s animation scene!

Here are a few words about what’s coming up on Varna Fest!

We will open the festival with two exhibitions – the art of Czech master-animator Jan Švankmajer in the Town gallery and the wonderful comics exhibition “Spiro – A 5-star hero” infront of Hall 1 at the FCC, kindly provided with the assistance of Delegation Wallonia-Brussels.

In the competition program there are 86 films from 30 countries – feature, shorts, children, television series, student programs.

“Best of the World” – two specially selected programs with 26 films from 20 countries.

We turn a bit back with the screening “Best Bulgarian animated films awarded during WFAF 1979-1989″.

For professionals and lovers of the art of animation, we have prepared three special lectures by foreign guest speakers, presentation of seven animation universities from six countries, not forgetting our native NBU and the NATFA, also screening the best of the international student short film project – 10daysX10films. The icing on this is the feature length documentary films that our renowned guest will present. They will pay attention to the puppet studio Mackinnon and Sanders, which worked on Tim Burton and Wes Anderson’s films and to the genius of Russian animation -Fyodor Khitruk.

WFAF and The Czech Centre in Bulgaria present two of the most popular films of the master of puppet animation and surrealism Jan Švankmajer.

And for the fans of the work of our Jury there will be screenings of selected films, each accompanied by a Q&A with the audience.

Our little animators will be able to participate in a children’s workshop specializing in animation led by professionals.

On the 14-th at 19:00 we will have our Official closing ceremony  with lots of fun, prizes and the very best of WFAF 2014!

 

Remember that 2/3 of the screenings and events at the festival are with free admission!

See you in Varna from 10-th of September 2014!