What is the VAFI & RAFI festival?
VAFI & RAFI has established itself as an unavoidable place on the map of world festivals, which once a year brings together small and large animators, their leaders,
professionals and experts in the field.
What are the categories of the festival?
The festival is divided into two sections – VAFI according to the age of the author and RAFI according to the age of the spectators.
The VAFI section is divided into categories according to the age of the author: VAFI MINI (up to 10 years of age), VAFI MIDI (from 11 to 14 years of age) and VAFI MAXI (from 15 to 18 years of age).
The RAFI section is divided into categories according to the age of the viewers, and professional animated films for children and youth compete: RAFI 0-6 (for children up to 6 years of age), RAFI 7-10 (for children from 7 to 10 years of age), RAFI 11-14 (for children 11 to 14 years of age) and RAFI 15-18 (for young people 15 to 18 years of age).
Who are the organizers of the festival?
The very idea of founding the Festival arose from the desire to complete the activities of the Film and Creative Studio VANIMA, which, as the organizer of the festival, has been dealing with animated films with children and young people for more than 35 years.
Where is the festival held?
The festival consists of two parts, the RAFI section is held in Rijeka, and the VAFI section in Varaždin. Varaždin, one of the most beautiful and most developed cities in Croatia and the city of friends of children is the ideal host of such a festival in which the goal is to combine quality, knowledge, professionalism, socializing, fun, creation and creativity in perfect balance. On the other hand, in 2020 Rijeka held the title of European Capital of Culture and the festival aims to unite and develop the creativity of children and youth through the medium of film.
VAFI & RAFI in numbers
Festivals successfully held so far
Properly registered films for the festival so far
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The applications for 13th VAFI&RAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival are ongoing
Last year, applications were officially opened for the thirteenth in a row VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival, and they are open until February 20th. The thirteenth edition of the festival will be held in Rijeka from 26th to...
12th VAFI & RAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival ended with the award ceremony
It is well known that Varaždin has been one of the centers of animated films in Croatia for years, thanks to the Creative Film Studio VANIMA. The International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival VAFI & RAFI, organized by Varaždin's VANIMA for the twelfth...
For the past two days, official screenings of the RAFI section have been held in Rijeka, more precisely in the Children's Home. The jury of children and youth watched 72 animated films in the official competition and see their decision in the attachment....
Dear friends, dear applicants of the film! We bring you the results of the selection committee for the VAFI and RAFI sections. Out of 218 correctly submitted animated films in the VAFI section, 80 of them will compete in the official competition. In the RAFI section...
Today is the last day to apply for the 12th VAFI & RAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival, so hurry if you have not yet applied, because your films are eagerly awaited by the Selection committee. The VAFI & RAFI festival competes in...