ABIFF

Online Game

Out of the desire to bring the animated film in front of as many people as possible, we set out to co-opt the audience directly into the “manufacturing” process, so we propose a game that will benefit even more, no less than the script of a future animated short film.

You guide our steps through the story, and we give it life.

The audience will first be presented with the first act, out of three, of an animated film script whose main characters are based on the two teenagers selected from the competitions and their pets, which will be made starting from the winning drawings .

At the end of act I, the public could choose between 3 variants in which the story can continue, the version chosen based on the online vote being the basis for the development of the scenario for act II.

ONLINE GAME 1 – Help us complete the ABIFF animation script! Choose 1 of the 3 options

The female character of the ABIFF short film will be:

– member of a traditional minority (Jewish, Hungarian, Tatar, etc.)
– refugee
– daughter of people who came to work in Romania (expats)

VARIATION WITH THE MOST VOTES: 1 MEMBER OF A TRADITIONAL MINORITY

ONLINE GAME 2 – Help us complete the ABIFF animation script! Choose 1 of the 3 options

What ethnicity will be the female character in the ABIFF short film?

– Hungarian woman
– Hebrew
– Tatar

VARIATION WITH THE MOST VOTES: 1  HUNGARIAN

Similarly, at the end of act II the public could choose between 3 versions in which the adventure of the 2 characters can continue:

ONLINE GAME 3 – What command are both characters of the short film ABIFF (the boy in Romanian and the girl in Hungarian) trying to teach the dog? Choose one of the 3 options:

– sit
– contribution
– follow

VARIATION WITH THE MOST VOTES: 2  CONTRIBUTION

At the end of act III, the public could vote between 3 final versions of the story.

ONLINE GAME 4 – The 2 main characters of the #ABIFF animation start arguing about how to teach the dog the APORT command, each trying in their mother tongue, the boy in Romanian and the girl in Hungarian. Upset, each goes in a different direction, not noticing that a car is approaching at high speed, while the dog ran into the street for the ball.

When I hear the car approaching, each of the children shouts at the dog to come to him …

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE DOG WILL DO?

– will go to the boy
– will go to the girl
– he will get scared and stay in front of the car

VARIATION WITH THE MOST VOTES: 3. YOU WILL BE SCARY AND STAY IN FRONT OF THE CAR

Within the ABIFF Project, an animated short film will be made, with the theme of the relationship between the majority and ethnic minorities, which will be broadcast for the first time on September 25, 2021, at the Peasant Museum Cinema, during the ABIFF Awards Gala.

Based on the public vote, the action of the animated film will take place in Romania and will describe the relationship between a boy member of the majority (Romanian) and a girl belonging to a minority (Hungarian), along with their pets (a dog and a cat) .

Both the drawing and music competitions and the online game are open to international participation and have been announced on media channels.

The selection from the public within the Online Game was made by vote and took place on the Facebook page of the ABIFF Festival  https://www.facebook.com/FestivalAbiff

The project “ABIFF – Bucharest International Animation Film Festival” is organized by ABI Foundation and is funded by the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program. The total budget of the project is 943,800 lei (195,492.77 euros), and the value of the non-reimbursable financing is 849,420 lei (175,943.49 euros). The project runs for a period of 18 months.

ABI Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that initiates and supports projects in the cultural, social and sports fields. Since 2010 she has been involved as a partner in the initiatives: United Against Racism and Radicalization Awareness Network.

The media partners of ABIFF 2021 are Agerpres.ro, newsweek.ro, Magic FM, Radio Romania Cultural Viva FM, Radio HIT and AaRC.

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The EEA grants represent the contribution of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations with the 15 beneficiary states in Eastern and Southern Europe and the Baltic States. These funding mechanisms are established on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which brings together EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as equal partners in the internal market. In total, the three states contributed € 3.3 billion between 1994 and 2014 and € 1.55 billion for the 2014-2021 funding period.

More details are available at: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro.

The RO-CULTURE program is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has as general objective the consolidation of economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The budget of the Program is approximately 34 million euros.

More details are available on: www.ro-cultura.ro.