Int'l animated film festival starts in Poznan
The 13th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR started in Poland's western city of Poznan on Saturday. This year's edition, to end on Oct. 9, is being held in a hybrid form, with film screenings both in a cinema and on the internet.
The festival's programme envisages 140 events, including the screenings of 80 competition films out of a total of over 200 films, which will be shown. An international film competition is planned as the main event of the festival.
"We will present 47 short films and five full-length productions out of over 1,000 sent to us from such countries as Singapore, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Malaysia, Latvia and Bangladesh. NASA has also sent a film," festival organisers reported.
The animated films will be fighting for the grand prize - the Golden Pegasus - and PLN 45,000 (EUR 10,000). ANIMATOR is an Oscar-qualifying festival.
The programme also envisages film screenings for children, workshops, as well as, meetings with directors, producers and representatives of Poland's largest film institutions.
The International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR is Poland's biggest festival of animated films. Its first edition took place in 2008.