Izolanima - Slovene Animation Festival was a biennial festival event that took place in the coastal town of Izola between 2000 and 2006. It had an open programme policy so nearly anybody who was working with animation could present its work: from children and amateurs to professional production companies. Izolanima was a showcase of everything that was relevant in the field of animation in Slovenia. Animated works presented in the festival programme were evaluated by an international jury. Special credits were also given for screenwriting, sound and graphic design. Film screenings were usually accompanied by drawing exhibitions, workshops and meetings among professionals (interregional cooperation).
Since Izola has traditionally been a Slovene animation town – the first animation film was produced here in 1968 and since the 1970s the majority of Slovene animation production has been developed in Izola – there are good prospects that the idea to revive Izolanima will succeed. For now, animation lovers must wait for the annual edition of Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana.
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