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The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF, July 9-11, 2021 in Bucharest and 30 other cities


The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF, organized by ABI Foundation, in its first edition, launches between July 9-11 in Bucharest and in over 30 other cities in the country a real marathon of animated films, which will continue throughout during 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.


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


Also for the first time, two Romanian animation movies will be launched during the festival, a feature film – „This works too” and a short – “Dragon’s Gift”, by ABI Foundation and funded by the National Center of Cinematography.


The project “ABIFF – Bucharest International Animation Film Festival” is organized by ABI Foundation and is funded by the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 offered by the RO-CULTURE Program of the Ministry of Culture, within the project call “Strengthening cultural entrepreneurship and audience and public development “, (Session 1).


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 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.


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.