VAF receives animated films from filmmakers from all over the world with strong messages and stories that illuminate current themes, trends and challenges. These are films that you would not necessarily be able to see in the cinema or on various streaming services. That’s why VAF Awards is an intense and unique film experience for the audience, whether it’s short film programs or feature films. We are always deeply grateful for the filmmaker’s courage and creative urge to create such amazing animated films. The competitions are judged by knowledgeable juries, each consisting of 3 professional filmmakers, critics or artists from home and abroad. The juries are working intensely during the festival week to find the winners of the competitions, which will be announced for Saturday’s grand award ceremony: VAF Awards.