Due to its significance for Croatian culture and artistic animation and the fact that a most films screened at the festival rarely make it to Croatian cinemas, once again this year we decided to organise an out-of-Zagreb visit of the 20th anniversary of the ANIMAFEST. After extremely successful Split editions from 2007 and 2009, this year the ANIMAFEST will make a stop in both Split and Rijeka.
The Split edition of this year’s ANIMAFEST is held 10 June at the Golden Gate Cinematheque of POU Split, also the co-organiser of the Split edition.
Animafest Split – Thursday, 10 June 2010
GOLDEN GATE CINEMATHEQUE
Raining Cats and Frogs*
France, 2003, 35mm, 90’
On a cosy farm perched at the top of a hill, Tom and Lili are looking forward to holidays. However, the Frog Shaman predicts 40 days of rain. An incredible adventure ensues...
Raining Cats and Frogs is a masterpiece that took entire six years to make: two years of writing and 36 months of production. Dedicated efforts of over 200 people with a modest budget resulted in the first feature-length Folimage film, directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd and his fellow enthusiasts.
Switzerland, 35mm, 72’
A retrospective of short films by of the greatest living animators.
Georges Schwizgebel is one of the most acclaimed contemporary animators. This author of 15 short films of exceptionally elaborate style has received recognitions for his work in Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Ottawa and Espinho. Two of his films – 78 R.P.M. (1985) and Ride to the Abyss (1992) – were listed among one hundred most influential animated films according to 2006 Annecy Festival.
Best of Animafest
Awarded entries of the 20th anniversary edition of the World Festival of Animated Film
A selection of this year’s award-winning films. The best works from Grand, Student and Children’s Competition and Commissioned Films will be screened.
FILMS MARKED WITH * ARE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
The tickets for Animafest 2010 in Split are sold at the Golden Gate Cinematheque ticket office.
GOLDEN GATE CINEMATHEQUE, PUO Split
DIOKLECIJANOVA 7, SPLIT
021 / 361 524
Individual screening – HRK 15
Animafest ticket package (for all screenings) + gift: festival catalogue – HRK 35