Animateka Presents East European Animated Shorts
(curated by Igor Prassel)

Nov 4th 10:10~ Theater2


The International Animation Film Festival Animateka was established in 2004 with the objective to improve the circulation and presentation of animated film production from Central and Eastern European countries. The important aim of our festival to become a relevant regional festival where selectors from western Europe and the rest of the world will be able to choose short animated films from countries of a low capacity production level, was fulfilled already after few editions. We are proud to present to the New Chitose public a strong selection of short animated films from Eastern European authors, that got prized at our festival, but also got many awards at other international venues.

More informations about the festival and programme at:

Igor Prassel
Animateka programme director


Little Russia

Director : Gianluigi Toccafondo
Italy/France, 2004, 16′

Kleit / The Dress

Director : Jelena Girlin, Mari-Liis Bassovskaja
Estonia, 2007, 6’30’


Director : Michaela Müller
Croatia, Switzerland, 2009, 8’

The Last Bus

Director : Ivana Laučikova, Martin Snopek
Slovak Republic, 2011, 15’20”

Fly Mill

Director : Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Estonia, 2012, 7’

To Thy Heart

Director : Ewa Borysewicz
Poland, 2013, 10’08”


Director : Špela Čadež
Slovenia, Germany, 2013, 12’


Igor Prassel

was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper-Capodistria. He was a long time co-editor of the only Slovene comics magazine Stripburger. From 1998 he is running a monthly animation film program at the Slovenian Cinematheque. He is working as a freelance journalist, animation film programmer and board member for many different film and contemporary arts festivals in Slovenia and abroad. From 2008 until 2014 he collaborated with the World Festival of Animated Films Animafest Zagreb as programme adviser. In 2012 the Slovenian Cinematheque published his book “The Filmography of Slovene Animated Film 1952 – 2012”. From 2013 until 2016 he was the director of the Festival of Slovenian Film. From February 2017 he was appointed as film curator and head of the program department at the Slovenian Cinematheque. In 2004 he founded the International Animation Film Festival Animateka, where he is the artistic director.