We know especially animated feature films from the United States. Snow White, created by Disney in 1937, was the first animated feature film to use hand-drawn animations to create a tale that enchanted children and adults around the world. And animated feature films primarily had children as their primary audience when major animation studios such as Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and Warner Brothers released animated feature films to theaters. In 1964, the feature film Fritz the Cat premiered as the first animated feature film aimed at an adult audience, and since then it has gone strong for animated feature films with both new audiences and new formats.
And for good reason – animated feature films are something special. Animation is a serious play with storytelling, creativity and imagination. It’s no longer just the big American animation studios that produce animated feature films, we see a bubbling development of the format from near and far. And that’s why the films shown in the VAF Best Feature competition are a very special selection of the latest animated feature films, which can be aimed at both children and adults, and have a good breadth in storytelling style and technique. There is room for entertainment, great dramas, romance and documentary format. Common to the films is that they show the best in the narrative styles of animated feature films and it is guaranteed to move its audience.
VAF Best Feature receives all internationally produced animated films of any genre. The length of the film is at least 40 minutes including credits.
The winner will receive 1500 euros