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WAFF 2022

The 4th edition of the Warsaw Animation Film Festival will take place between the 26-31 October 2022.

We plan to have live screenings in the city of Warsaw, as well as online, geoblocked and available for audiences throughout Poland.

Our goal in bringing to life the Warsaw Animation Festival is to nurture the awareness of animation as a medium not only aimed at entertaining and educating young audiences, but most importantly a powerful and diverse artistic statement with power to change the reality we face daily.

The festival’s competition program will consist of the latest International shorts and will be accompanied by special screenings of animation documentary films, music clips, meetings and workshops. We want to offer our capital an annual event devoted to celebrating the art of animation and hope that it will become an integral and living part of the city’s culture scene. The festival will last 6 days, during which there will be between 2 and 4 screenings daily in 2 of our main venues – cinema Amondo and Elektronik. The screening of the International Animation Short Competition will be accompanied by special screenings of curated films.

Each year we invite industry professionals to run workshops about storytelling and script, as well as running a series of workshops with the renown CG animation studio Platige Image.

A Jury of 3 industry professionals will debate and chose the best film of the festival as well as hand out their Special Mentions. An important part of the festival’s ceremony is also the Audience Award, counted based on the audiences votes. Our festival partner Platige Image will also hand out and award for the studio employees favorite film.

Film Foundation

Ex Anima

The Ex Anima Foundation was created to promote animated films through various educational and artistic events, the most important being the Warsaw Animation Film Festival. The goal of the festival is to introduce animation as a mature, highly artistic and socially engaged medium of communication.

The festival’s creators, film director Tessa Moult-Milewska and film programmer Ewelina Leszczyńska have partnered with production company Platige Image to engage international creators and audiences in Poland’s capital first and only animation festival.

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