Masterclass with Irina Lucan Arjoca and Laurențiu Oprea

Over 3000 spectators from all over the country participated in over 33 cinemas in the launch weekend of the ABIFF International Animated Film Festival, July 9-11, 2021.

An important component of the festival, in addition to the film screenings that will continue throughout September, is the organization of masterclasses for students with industry professionals.

The first 2 Masterclasses were organized in July:

  • July 23-24, 2021 – Online masterclass with Robert Sowa on how to start an animation, how to do the documentation, but also on the post-production process https://abiff.ro/2021/07/13/23-24-July -masterclass-animation-with-robert-sowa /
  • July 30-31, 2021 – Masterclass with Laura Pop about the principles of animation https://abiff.ro/2021/07/21/30-31-iulie-masterclass-de-animatie-cu-laura-pop?

Between September 17-18, 2021, the third Masterclass organized within ABIFF 2021 will take place, which will be held by Irina Lucan Arjoca and Laurențiu Oprea, on the topic of copyright, addressing students at art faculties.

Participation is free, within the available places (12-15 participants). More details and registration at contact@abiff.ro, until Monday, September 13, 2021, based on CVs.

The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF, organized by ABI Fundație, 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.