Based in Zagreb, the enchanting capital city of Croatia,
Zagrebfilm has been creating superb animation since the early 1950’s.
In all they have produced more than 650 of the finest short animated
films ever made. Predominantly hand-drawn, these films form one
of the most significant collections of work existing in the world
of creative animation. Zagrebfilm works blend the finest elements
of old eastern and contemporary western European aesthetics with
the most imaginative components of 1960’s minimalist design.
Add to this mix absurdist narrative structures combined with a point
of view unique to filmmakers who worked for so long at a fluid East/West
frontier, throw in a colour palette ranging from the truly psychodelic
to the grimly dark and you have a collection of films as strong
and interesting as any that MIAF has ever shown. This tribute screening
will include Dusan Vokotic’s 1964 Academy Award winning Surogat/Ersatz,
along with films from some of Zagrebfilm’s top directors including
Dovnikovic, Grgic, Dragic and Mimica.