Workshops for high school students

The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF 2021 continues in September, in addition to broadcasting animated films in several cities in the country, with the organization of educational events for high school students.

Thus, in September – October there will be a series of meetings and workshops for high school students in order to familiarize young people with the spectacular world and professionals of animated film, beyond the screen.

Details will be revealed behind the scenes of the creation of animated film in particular and cinema in general. The aim will be for the participants to be practically involved, in the most friendly way possible, trying to reduce the need for technical knowledge to a minimum. The activities will be oriented towards the basic principles of animation and will be more group activities, so as to ensure a high degree of training in activity and relationships.

“I thought of these workshops because the animated film is little presented at its true value and especially at its true educational potential. Therefore, we will create the necessary framework for discovering new talents, to show high school students that they can go to such a career or at least to know how animated films are created, loved at any age. Talent must be discovered and stimulated, and the workshops proposed by us can represent, in this context, a first step “, mentioned Valentin Urziceanu, President of ABI Foundation, organizer of the ABIFF 2021 festival.

The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF, organized by ABI Foundation, is in full swing in Bucharest and over 30 other cities in the country, at: Cinema City (Arad, Bacău, Brăila, Baia Mare, Buzău, AFI Cotroceni Bucharest, City Park Constanța, Iulius Mall Cluj-Napoca, Deva, Galați, Iulius Mall Iași, Vivo Mall Pitești, Ploiești Shopping City, Piatra Neamț, Rm. Vâlcea, Suceava, Sun Plaza Bucharest, Târgu Mureș, Tg. Jiu, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Shopping City Timișoara), Happy Cinema (Bucharest, Bacău, Bistrița, Botoșani, Buzău, Sinaia, Pitești), Cinema Peasant Museum within the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant in Bucharest, cinemas in Reșita, Caransebes, Petroșani, Brașov, Satu Mare and Borșa.

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.


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.