Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival takes place in Šibenik (Croatia), from 19th to 23th of July 2021.
Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival specializes in short animated films and authorial comic book editions, and takes place every summer in the Adriatic city of Šibenik, Croatia.
Its 11th edition will unfold over five days, from 19th to 23th of July 2021, and screen, in competition, around 200 of the freshest, most interesting short animated films from around the world at Mala loža, Gorica and City Park open-air cinemas – with all the necessary precautions regarding the global Covid-19 pandemic and public gatherings. It will once more bring together kids and adults, Šibenik residents and their friends and guests, tourists – perhaps on their way back from the one of the many gorgeous beaches – and film professionals, connoisseurs and enthusiasts.
From this year, festival visitors will be able to enjoy a selection of recent authorial comics, which will also compete for the award for the best comic. The St. Krševan Gallery will host an exhibition of all the comics in competition and an open-air comic book fair will take place in the city park.
Supertoon creates a space of freedom for filmmakers and students of film-making, as well as comics authors, providing them with the opportunity to meet, socialize, participate in panels, Q&A’s and workshops, exchange ideas and experiences, and hopefully even come up with ideas for a future collaboration. We also encourage kids and young adults to make their first steps in animation through our four-day animation workshop Planktoon.
Our mission is highly educational throughout the year. As part of a platform called Animated Šibenik, we organize a series of year-round events that include pop-up exhibitions by illustrators, animators and comic artists, animation workshops for children and adults, VJ and 3D mapping shows and concerts. Once a month we bring visual arts to the center of attention in downtown Šibenik.
The films screened and comics presented in competition at Supertoon festival are selected via an international call for entries as well as by direct calls to studios and producers. Three international juries comprised of three jury members each choose the festival laureates in five competition categories for animation films: Grandtoon (short films), Studentoon (short student films), Supertune (music videos), Supercomm (short commissioned films) and Planktoon (short films for children), and two categories for comics: Comic book edition (album) and Comic magazine. The call for entries is announced in December of each year and closes in March for animated films and June for comics.
The results are in! Click here for the official selection of animated films and here for the official selection of comics at this year’s edition of Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival. See you in Šibenik from 19th until 23rd July 2021!