Association Internationale du Film d’Animation
International Animated Film Association

ASIFA International Competition for Best Student Film

Author: Pencho Kunchev | Date: 10/19/20, 2:14 AM

WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM VARNA 2020

60th ASIFA ANNIVERSARY - INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR BEST STUDENT FILM

The sixteenth edition of the World Animated Film Festival in Varna, Bulgaria, was held from 9 to 13 September, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the international jury worked online, but all the screenings took place in front of an audience in the big hall of the Festival and Congress Center, located next to the beautiful sea garden. A special screening was held on September 10 at 3:00 p.m. to mark the 60th Anniversary of ASIFA - a program of student films that participated in the First International Competition for the best student film organized by this association. Each of the projected works was greeted with special interest by the audience. During the closing ceremony of the festival, Pencho Kunchev, President of ASIFA Bulgaria, presented the award to Iva Tokmakchieva, graduate of New Bulgarian University, whose film “Let’s Meet Yesterday” earlier this year was awarded the highest honor at this first-of-its-kind competition by a jury consisting of Deanna Morse (USA), Nelson Shin (Korea) and Nancy Denney Phelps (USA-Belgium). The award is a framed original drawing from Pencho Kunchev’s film “Roses in the Night” together with a cash prize.

Student film competition program
The program from the ASIFA 60th Anniversary Student Film competition at Varna Festival
Award winner Iva Tokmakchieva with Pencho Kunchev, President of ASIFA Bulgaria