World Festival of Animated Film /
28 September to 3 October 2020
World Festival of Animated Film / 28 September to 3 October 2020
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The Animafest podcast


Throughout the festival week, Adam Butcher and Thomas Johnson will be joined by Animafest festival guests to chat casually about all things animation. Edited highlights and extended episodes of the podcast will be later available to listen to.

The podcast conversations will be recorded at various locations during the festival. Filmmakers and festival guests are invited to participate. If interested, please contact [email protected] or approach Adam and Thomas during the festival.


Thomas Johnson (Bath, England, 1984) graduated in Time Based Media from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. To date, his puppet performances have been shown at a number of festivals. Together with Ivana Bošnjak at Bonobostudio, Thomas co-directed two award-winning stop-motion short films, Simulacra (2014) and Imbued Life (2019). Both films have screened at Animafest Zagreb, while Imbued Life received Special Award at the discretion of the Short Film Jury and Special Mention at the discretion of the Croatian Competition Jury.

Adam Butcher (1986) graduated in Animation from the Solent University, England, specialising in traditional animation. He has worked at Bonobostudio in Zagreb and Studio 352 in Luxembourg and has authored a number of short films which were screened at various festivals. He continues to drink coconut tea and work in various roles on feature films at Studio 352.