Preparations for the festival exhibition has started

Our festival was delighted to host here in Tallinn Gerben Schermer, an internationally active animation and art curator from the Netherlands. Gerben is curating our exhibition of contemporary artists working with animation. It will open during the festival in several gallery spaces of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Gerben presented a screening of contemporary Chinese animation and had many inspiring meetings with students, filmmakers and gallerists.

Photo by LIU Yi in Nicosia in 2019

Gerben Schermer: “I’m very enthusiastic about the set-up and ambitions of the festival, the venues and possibilities and working together with EKA students. We’re looking forward to the exhibition “Animation and Contemporary Art” in collaboration with Animafest Cyprus, to open on 18-th of August”.

The official selection is published

The festival received 516 submissions from 68 countries. The Festival team selected 38 best films competing in two categories: the best short animation and the best student short animation.

The official selection is available here.

Image from the film Awkward by Nata Metlukh

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