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VAFI is a film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years old.

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:21pm

Croatia’s International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin has issued a call for submissions to VAFI 5, the 2014 edition of the festival. VAFI 5 will be held from April 22-27, 2014.

VAFI is an international film festival for animated films MADE BY children and youth, but beginning this year, VAFI 5, it is also a film festival for animated films MADE FOR children and youth. From now on VAFI will be divided into two competitive sections: VAFI JUNIOR (for young filmmakers) and VAFI SENIOR (for adult filmmakers who make animated films for children and youth). 

VAFI JUNIOR will be judged by adults, while the VAFI SENIOR competition will be judged by children animators from the Creative Film Studio VANIMA. Each competition has three categories: MINI, MIDI and MAXI.

The deadline for submissions to VAFI 5 is January 20, 2014. For festival details and entry forms, visit

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00am to Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:00am
Submission Deadline 
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 3:00pm