Third edition of Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF) was characterised by the quality of submitted products. Thanks to its programme concept, it attained the position of the biggest and most popular event focusing of animated film industry in Central and Eastern Europe. A number of guests described the dates 6th to 8th May as highlights of their year.

The VAF competition this year included a record-breaking number of 44 short films and 18 TV series in development.

The award for Best Short Film goes to Operation Burning Corset by two Hungarian directors Zsuzsann Kreif and Éva Katinka Bognárs, graduates of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest.

This category unusually awarded two jury special mentions. One went to the project Egg by Danish director Marina Scarpelli. It is an animated document portraying a woman’s fight with anorexia.

The second special mention goes to the project Superbia by Hungarian director Lucy Tóth. It describes the country of Superbia where the natives create independent societies.

Section TV Series in Development was won by Czech author Vojtěch Domlátil with his projectKitchen Tales. It is a unique project in terms of its visual and its narrative that builds on specific Czech animation and leads the viewer into a kitchen that has come to life.

Hungarian author IvánTamás was awarded a special mention by the jury for his project How the World Began?. The project will be filmed as a 2D series and the jury was intrigued by it innovative graphic design.

Many organisation novelties ensured that this year’s edition of VAF has become a memorable and must-visit event both for film authors and film professional from the whole continent.