Enimation, International Children and Youth Film Festival
|Enimation, mednarodni festival otroškega in mladinskega filma|
|Glavni trg 22, SI-2000 Maribor|
|Organised by||Association for Film Culture Development, Maribor|
|Frequency||annual (2020 edition took place online)|
|Festival dates||26.11.2012 - 30.11.2012|
26.11.2013 - 30.11.2013
24.11.2014 - 26.11.2014
20.11.2015 - 25.11.2015
26.11.2016 - 30.11.2016
7.11.2017 - 14.11.2017
27.11.2018 - 1.12.2018
26.11.2019 - 30.11.2019
10.11.2020 - 14.11.2020
|Hana Repše, Programme Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 556 332|
|Rene Puhar, Festival Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 40 576 042|
|Vojka Miklavc, Public Relations|
The festival derives from the Animateka International Animated Film Festival Maribor edition. Since 2011, the Association for Film Culture Development, Maribor focused only on children and youth films and thus created its own festival platform, which is growing every year. In 2019, at the 9th edition, it had more than 400 applications from all over the world. Co-organised by , an association for cultural and art education, its main purpose is to promote film production by children and youth, film education in schools and the development of film production skills and a critical understanding of film.
Sections and awards
Among the festival sections, 3 are competitive: the "MINI" section for films made by children till the age of 10, the "MIDI" section for films made by children from the ages of 11 till 14 and the "MAXI" section for films made by youth till the age of 19. In each section, the Little Elephant Award is given by an international jury of 3 members, which can also give Special Mentions to films in each section. The winner of all three sections combined is awarded the Little Elephant Grand Prix and a scholarship for the next film project, sponsored by the Foundation Sonda.
The competition programme is accompanied by a rich programme of internationally mentored workshops, additional screenings of films for children and youth, talks with authors, dance and musical performances.
The festival is part of the international Youth Cinema Network, which combines several festivals with a similar focus. It also hosts screenings, experts and cooperation projects from partner festivals in the region, such as Star Film Fest from Osijek or Dubrovnik Film Festival.
- Association for Film Culture Development, Maribor
- Stoptrik International Film Festival
- Animateka International Animated Film Festival
- 2 Reels - Association for Reanimation of Storytelling