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Holland Animation Film Fest Cancels 2018 Edition, Reorganizes for 2019

Director Gerben Schermer has left the festival to make room for new management, with Peter Lindhout set as interim director.

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS -- The board of the Holland Animation Film Festival Foundation has decided to chart a new course for the festival by means of substantive, financial and organizational reforms. This means the 2018 edition of the festival this March has been canceled.

Director Gerben Schermer has decided to take a step back and give room to a new management. The reason for this decision is a difference of views between him and the HAFF Foundation board on the festival’s goals and policies.

Schermer led and developed HAFF for more than 30 years into a prominent festival with an excellent international reputation. 

The first edition of the revamped HAFF will take place March 20-24, 2019.

The board has appointed Peter Lindhout to steer the festival through this transition as its interim director.

Source: Holland Animation Film Festival

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