Several of Detroit School of Arts’ Animated Shakespeare Project videos have been juried into an international film festival in Croatia, the “VAFI 5 Junior.”
According to AWN.com (Animation World Network) Croatia’s International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin has issued a call for submissions to the “VAFI 5 Junior,” the 2014 edition of the festival. The VAFI 5 Junior competition is an international film festival for animated films made by children and youth. VAFI Junior will be judged by adults and is composed of three categories: MINI, MIDI and MAXI.
Out of 237 submissions, 112 films were selected, with DSA being amongst the chosen films. This year’s VAFI will be held from April 22-27, 2014. The VAFI Junior projections will be Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26.
About DSA’s Animated Shakespeare Project
All imagery was created by DSA students with the assistance of John Wood, DSA Art Teacher. Additionally, each DSA student involved in the project will be able to include these amazing works, awards, and screenings on their college applications and resumes.
The completed videos will compete at several local, state, and national competitions. They will also be screened at several animation festivals including the Hiroshima, Japan International Film Festival in 2014, the Ottawa International Film Festival in 2014, and the Hawaii International Animation Festival in 2015.