Animafest Zagreb has announced the short film competition selections for its 2021 edition. The Croatian festival is planning to hold an in-person event on June 7–12.
In the grand competition, 44 films were selected from more than 820 submissions. The student competition will feature 45 shorts picked from 840 submissions, and 23 films will compete in the Croatian competition.
Many films and filmmakers Cartoon Brew has profiled are represented in the line-up. One of our favorite shorts of 2021 so far, Joanna Quinn’s Affairs of the Art, plays in the grand competition, as does Maalbeek by Ismaël Jofroy Chandoutis, whose graduation film Swatted we recently featured. Other highlights include Martina Scarpelli’s music video “A Little Too Much” and Under the Skin, the Bark, the new film from Annecy Cristal winner Franck Dion.