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The 20th International Animated Film Festival KROK

RAFA newsSeptember 09, 2013 18:20

The KROK International Animated Film Festival is an annual festival organized by both Russia and Ukraine on parity basis. The first festival was held in Kyiv in 1989 where it received the name “KROK” given by Russian animation director Garri Bardin (what means “step” in Ukranian). Since 1991 this competitive film festival traditionally has been held on a cruise ship where group of animators from around the world spend 7-14 days sailing together. When KROK takes place in Russia, the ship goes along the Volga and in Ukraine it cruises along the Dnieper and the Black Sea.

This is the twentieth time the KROK festival will be held this autumn. During its history the festival has won a respect of professionals in animation from around the world. The KROK festival not only teams up Russian and Ukrainian cinematographers but also attracts a big amount of international animators from more than 30 countries. The festival is dedicated to discover best works in world`s animation and exchange the creative experience. The IAFF KROK presidents are three leading animators David Cherkasky, Edward Nazarov and Yuriy Norshteyn. Unfortunately, the coming KROK will be held without Edward Nazarov.

The International Jury of the KROK festival is made up of:

  • Evgueni Delioussine, director and designer;
  • Ferenc Cakó, graphic artist and writer;
  • Janno Põldma, scriptwriter and a member of jury of many international festivals;
  • Maria Mouat, director;
  • Stepan Koval, director.

Selection committee consists of:

  • Svetlana Andrianova, director and SFX Supervisor;
  • Nadezhda Mikhaylova, artist;
  • Nataliya Mal’gina, director;
  • Andrey Zolotukhin, director and designer;
  • Natalia Lukinykh, filmcritic and documentary-filmmaker.
  • The head of selection committee is Konstantin Bronzit, director and designer.

The 20th KROK International Animated Film Festival is scheduled to be held from the 1th till 10th of September 2013 on board of the river cruiser “Dnieper Star” following the route: Odesa – Sebastopol – Zaporizhzhya – Kyiv.

The competition program includes films up to 5 minutes of running time, films from 5 to 10 minutes, films from 10 to 50 minutes, applied and commissioned animation (educational film, music video, advertising film, TV-trailer, an episode from a serial) and films for children.

During the festival, participants from Argentina, South Korea, Australia, USA, Russia, Canada, Iran, China, France, Germany, India, Portugal, Taiwan and other countries will compete for the Grand-Prix KROK festival.

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