Holland Animation Film Festival 2014Festivals / Utrecht
March 19-23, Various times
The Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) returns to the historic inner-city of Utrecht for its 17th edition!
Founded in 1985 as a biennial event, HAFF provides an annual national and international platform to screen, discuss, learn and debate all things animated.
Combining elements of painting, sculpture, photography, film and music, the organisers of HAFF argue that animation is much more present in daily life than is commonly acknowledged.
By hosting this festival, they seek to bring attention to the art form and make its appreciation more accessible to a wider public.
Becoming an annual event in 2009, the five-day programme takes place at variety of locations throughout the city and includes talk shows, master classes, workshops, lectures and, of course, screenings. In addition to showcasing the latest developments in animation, the festival serves as a time for experts and amateurs to meet, collaborate and network.
The Holland Animation Film Festival also organises a series of competitions including features (films over 60 minutes), shorts, Dutch animation, European student films and HAFF Junior.
Thumb: Still from "Cheatin"