Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Peering behind the curtain: At Animation World Magazine, artist Deanna Morse offers a glimpse into the selection process for the World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb Animafest 2004:

"Founded in 1972, this biennial festival has survived challenges facing all festivals: funding uncertainties changes in administration, technological changes, plus a terrible war. Through all this, Zagreb Animafest continues to celebrate a singular identity: animation as art. Margit Antauer, also known as Buba, has impressively managed the festival for years. This festival has integrity. It works effectively on budget, and spends the money where it will have impact on filmmakers and festival quality. It is one of six animation festivals for the Academy Awards nominations."