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  1. Holland Animation Film Festival

    first edition of HAFF

    Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) in the old centre of Utrecht was an international festival for animated film, founded in 1985 and since 2009 an annual event. The festival provided a national and international platform for animation. It was a national and international meeting place and source of inspiration for animation professionals and rising talent. HAFF screened the newest developments, organizes competitions and presented thematic programmes and retrospectives, talkshows, masterclasses, debates and an educational programme. There were international competitions for features, shorts, student films, films for 8+ and web films. And there was a competition for Dutch animation.

  2. KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2007

    first edition of KLIK

    The KLIK foundation was a national and international force in provocative quality animation. With the festival as KLIK’s flagship, and other exciting activities happening in its wake, they brought their passion for and knowledge of animation to a wide audience. With different themes each year they were not just entertaining their visitors, they were also trying to make them think about larger issues at play in society. At the same time, KLIK functioned as a platform, knowledge hub and catalyst for the sector.

    KLIK treated animation as an independent art form instead of treating it as a genre of film and aimed to make the medium of animation, in the broadest sense of the word, accessible to a wider audience in fresh and exciting new ways to stimulate the emancipation of the medium as a fully realized art form. To this end, KLIK organized the annual KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival since its inception in 2007 and a host of other activities throughout the year. Throughout the years KLIK had evolved into a brand with international allure and range. The activities organized by KLIK had become events where anyone who is interested in animation gathers and meets with likeminded souls and created a growing community where animation professionals and animation lovers meet and enjoy the medium together.


    The First Edition of Kaboom Animation Festival

    The Award Winners of Kaboom 2019


    Best Short
    I’m Going Out For Cigarettes by Osman Cerfon

    Best Student Short (Powered by Cartoon Network)
    Sounds Good by Sander Joon

    Best Commissioned Short
    The Story of François & Amélie by Douwe van der Werf

    Best Experimental Short
    Don’t Know What by Thomas Renolder

    Best Documentary Short
    Saigon Sur Marne – Aude Ha Leplège

    Best Dutch Short
    Human Nature by Sverre Fredriksen

    Best Music Video
    Tatran – White Lies by Shahaf Ram


    Best Virtual Reality
    The Line by Ricardo Laganaro

    Best Feature Kids
    Kapitein Morten en de Spinnenkoninging [Captain Morten and the Spider Queen] by Kaspar Jancis

    Best Feature
    The Swallows of Kabul by Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec

    Best Short
    Memorable by Bruno Collet

    Best Short Kids 3+
    Knofje – Voorzichtig [Huggleboo – Careful] by Anneke de Graaf

    Best Short Kids 3+
    Zibilla by Isabelle Favez

    Best Short Kids 6+
    Draak Dries [Zog] by Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon

    Best Short Kids 9+
    Hors Piste by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert & Oscar Malet


    > See the full selection here