ABIFF – Animation Bucharest International Film Festival is also involved in the education of young people passionate about animation

International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF 2021 launches educational animation programs for students and copyright for students.

The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF 2021 continues, in addition to the distribution of animation films in several cities in the country, with the organization of educational events, addressed to 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 involved, in the most friendly way possible.

 “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 workshops will take place both online and physically in 19 cities across the country: Bucharest, Baia Mare, Targu Mures, Bacau, Iasi, Suceava, Piatra Neamt, Braila, Constanta, Galati, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Cluj, Ramnicu Valcea, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Târgu Jiu, Deva, Arad, Timișoara. Student participation is free, through partner schools and local coordinators. Applications for registration can be made until September 15 and at contact@abiff.ro, within the available places. Schools wishing to get involved in organizing these workshops are asked to send a request to the same email address. 

Also, between September 17-18, the third Masterclass organized within ABIFF 2021 will take place at the Goethe Institute in Bucharest, which will be supported by Irina Lucan Arjoca (director of the Romanian Copyright Office 2012-2020) and Laurențiu Oprea (currently Head of Copyright Service, Romanian Television Company).

The masterclass is addressed to students at art faculties, on an extremely necessary topic – the topic of copyright. How important is it to know your rights and obligations? Who owns the copyright and how do these rights help creators, consumers, society, the economy and culture as a whole? What does copyright infringement entail? 

The masterclass aims to answer these fundamental questions and not only and will be set up from theory and discussions on concrete cases, in an interactive program, carried out in the two days of the course, between 10:00 and 18:00. Participation is free, subject to availability (12 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 Foundation, is in full swing in over 45 venues across the country.

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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