For Animation Filmmakers:


  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  


  • We address the story aspects of your animation film; we examine its theme, plot structure, characters, context, in accordance with your already stated idea and director's own intentions. We come up with solutions to story problems you face, and provide examples of fine practices for your project.

⇒ Here's more info


  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals


  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)


  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com



The Croatian veteran artist will receive the award during the 2017 edition of the festival.

bordo 27th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb will honor Croatian auteur Borivoj Dovniković - Bordo with its Lifetime Achievement Award during its 2017 edition (5-10 June 2017).
Borivoj Dovniković - Bordo (1930) is an outstanding draftsman, caricaturist and illustrator, who made his first steps in classical style animation.

 As an independent author already in the 1960s he became one of the most important names of the Zagreb School of Animation, and consequently a name on the global animation scene.



Krek (1967)

An indefatigable explorer of the freedom of movement in animation, a master of white, extremely powerful and adaptable background, a man with a profound interest in the fate of the little man in contemporary world. His drawing skills and sense of rhythm made Bordo one of those modernists whose works are enjoyable to all animation aficionados. He managed to integrate the poetics of jest and occasionally classical identification with the characters into his recognisable signature style, but not to the expense of playful form and creative freedom.


Curiosity (1966)

Bordo has been thrilling generations of authors and audience with titles like Curiosity, Krek, Flower Lovers, Second Class Traveller, Exciting Love Story and many others (including being one of the fathers of Professor Balthazar). 

Borivoj Dovniković - Bordo will receive the Animafest Lifetime Achievement Award in person at the opening ceremony of the 27th edition of the Zagreb fest on 5 June 2017, at Europa Cinema. Previous recipients of the Zagreb Lifetime Achievement award include Michel Ocelot (2015) and Raoul Servais (2016).

The festival will screen a retrospective of Bordo films, set up a special exhibition and host a lecture on his work. 



Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron