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Monday, February 20, 2012

Call for Entries for Sofia International Animation Film Festival



The Sofia International Animation Film Festival “Golden Kuker” in partnership with Eko International Film Festival is inviting Nigerian filmmakers of animated movies to submit entries with focus on Environment & Ecology, because the best of green animated films will be screened at the 2012 edition of the festival supported by the Ministry of Environment and Waters of Bulgaria for this initiative.

One of the most important cultural events in Bulgaria – Sofia International Animation Film Festival “Golden Kuker”, took its first steps in October 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria. It had a tremendous success and was vividly reflected in the media and was considered as very successful by the film critics. “Golden Kuker” is the first animation festival in Bulgaria of the new century. It is organized by BAICAA (Bulgarian Association of Independent Cartoon Animation Artists (NGO) consisting of 105 members up to date), chaired by Mrs. Nadezhda Slavova (cartoon artist, filmmaker and author of numerous animation films), who is also the director of “Golden Kuker” festival.

(You can visit SIAFF Golden Kuker 2011 here: http://www.animationfest-bg.eu/ )

More than 180 films from 29 countries entered the competition in 2010 and more than 350 films from 51 countries in 2011 (among which were authors of films nominated for an “Oscar” and films of artists awarded at international festivals category "A"). We also screened Best of ASIFA India in 2011. Members of the International jury and Selection committee were professionals such as Csaba Varga (Hungary), Marc Bertrand (ONF – Canada), Berin Tuzlic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Zlatin Radev (Bulgaria), Nadezhda Marinchevska (Bulgaria), Vessela Dantcheva (Bulgaria), Dalibor Rajninger (Serbia), Vladimir Yastreba (Russia), and others.

Our festival consists of competition, informational and retrospective programmes, as well as supporting events such as workshops, master-classes, lectures, round tables and presentations, which provide a rare opportunity to meet world renowned animation professionals, make contacts and present/watch the latest animation creations from all around the world.

SIAFF Golden Kuker – Sofia is supported by Sofia Municipal Council, Sofia Municipality, National Culture Fund, National Film Center, Bulgarian National Television, Bulgarian National Radio, American Embassy, Norwegian Embassy, Finnish Embassy and many others who became our partners and supporters.

Our idea is to collaborate with you and become partner festivals with Eko International Film Festival. We are open to suggestions on how we could materialise this idea. We will be happy to present your festival in our Official catalogue and during our Festival days. It will be our pleasure to become sister festivals and exchange experience in the name of the art of animation.

Thank you for reading our proposal. Please be kind and inform us if you’re interested in such collaboration.

Cordially,
Katia Vassileva | Festival Coordinator
GOLDEN KUKER SOFIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
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