KROK International Animated Film Festival was founded in 1989, starting from 1991 it has been held yearly and it is a screening site of the best works of world animation. The Festival is designed to facilitate exchange of creative experience, discovery of new ideas, styles, technologies, integration of local animation into the global filmmaking process. KROK International Animated Film Festival is the only European festival which is traditionally held aboard a steamboat. The Festival broadens its audience by organizing screenings of animated films and festival events in the different towns and cities of Russia on the route of the festival boat. KROK is a movable creative school of animation. After the long years of its existence the festival has reached a peak of popularity, has earned respect among professionals and rightfully occupies its place in the top 5 best animation festivals in Europe. In 2018 KROK will hold its 25th edition and this event will bear indisputable social, political, cultural and artistic significance.
Co-founders of the festival: The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Union of Filmmakers of the Russian Federation.
Itinerary for KROK-2018 is: Moscow – Uglich – Myshkin – Yaroslavl – Nizhny Novgorod – Cheboksary – Kazan.
Archive: Call for entries:
The festival accepts ilms that have been created in the time period from June 2016 to June 2018.
1) Graduation film;
2) Debut – first professional film made outside of educational institutions;
3) Films up to 5 minutes;
4) Films of 5-10 minutes;
5) Films of 10-50 minutes.
KROK Festival does not have a separate competition category for applied/commissioned animation and films for children, but it gladly accepts them for submission.
The Jury grants the following prizes:
- Festival Grand-Prix for the best film in the competition program.
- Special prizes of the Jury
- Prize for the best film in each of the five categories (Graduation film; Debut – first professional film, made outside of education institutions; Professional films: Films with the duration of under 5 minutes; Films with the duration of 5-10 minutes; Films with the duration of 10-50 minutes);
-Diplomas of the festival.
-By a joint decision the Jury and the Organizing committee grant the Special Alexander Tatarskiy Prize “The Plasticine Crow” - “Virtuoso Pilot”.
The ХХV International Animated Film Festival KROK-2018 will be held from September 30th to October 7th 2018 on the territory (Moscow - Uglich - Myshkin - Yaroslavl - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan) of the Russian Federation aboard the “Konstantin Simonov” steamboat.