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.
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The applications for the 14th VAFI & RAFI festival are ongoing
At the beginning of December last year, applications for films were officially opened for the fourteenth VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival, and they will be open until January 31st 2023. The festival is organized by the...
The 13th VAFI & RAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival ended with the award ceremony
The thirteenth in a row VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival organized by the Film-Creative Studio VANIMA with the co-organization of the Public Institution in Culture Art-Cinema was officially closed in Varaždin on Sunday. 995...
The 13th VAFI and RAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival started in Varaždin
After part of the festival was held in Rijeka last week, the 13th VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival was officially opened last night at the Center for Youth and Independent Culture P4 in Varaždin. Screenings of animated films...
Winners of the RAFI section at the 13th VAFI & RAFI festival
After the RAFI part of the festival in Rijeka was held last week, the organizers are moving to Varaždin where the VAFI part will be held. The Rijeka part of the festival ended with the award ceremony in the RAFI category, and the audience saw a premiere of a...
Before us is the 13th VAFI& RAFI
The thirteenth edition of VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival, was announced today at the City Hall in Varaždin. The program of the thirteenth edition of the VAFI & RAFI festival begins on Thursday, May 26th, in Rijeka, while...
13th VAFI & RAFI festival (Croatia) – Results of the selection committees
Dear friends, dear applicants of the film! We bring you the results of the selection committee for the VAFI and RAFI sections. Out of 223 correctly submitted animated films in the VAFI section, 100 of them will compete in the official competition. In the RAFI...