ABIFF 2021 – White Night of Animated Short Films – Saturday – July 10, Bucharest

The cinephile audience of all ages is expected, on Saturday, July 10, between 18.00-02.00, at the White Night of Animation short films, which will take place for the first time at the Bucharest Peasant Museum Cinema. The screenings made on this occasion are films by authors from different parts of the world and will take place both in the hall and in the summer garden.

“On the occasion of the International Animated Film Festival – ABIFF 2021, we also open this year’s film garden, with a very special program within ABIFF, called Italy under a magnifying glass and which is dedicated to recent animated short films in Italy, presented in prestigious international festivals, by authors with a strong artistic vision. We then have the chance to see animations under the moonlight until early morning in a dynamic, diverse program, with films that enhance each other “, said Mirona Radu Coordinator Cinema Peasant Museum.

The complete program of the Peasant Museum Cinema can be consulted on eventbook.ro

 The White Night of Animated Shorts takes place within the International Animated Film Festival – ABIFF, organized by ABI Foundation. The festival will start on July 9-11 in Bucharest and in over 30 other cities in the country, and will continue throughout the summer.

During the 3 days of launch, the festival wants to capture the public’s attention by broadcasting hundreds of animated shorts, mostly European, chosen from over 40 countries, projected on 33 screens, confirmed so far. These can be seen in the Cinema City program (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 from the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant in Bucharest, the cinemas from Reșita, Caransebes, Petroșani, Brașov, Satu Mare and Borșa.

The animation films within the festival are addressed to children by presenting funny, charming, but also educational productions, as well as to the adult cinephile audience, passionate about author animation films.

The full list of cities and cinemas affiliated to the festival, as well as the film distribution program can be found on the festival’s website: abiff.ro.

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 Romania, 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.roN