Film festival for Ukrainian children
European Association of Institutions of Non-formal Education of Children and Youth (EAICY) alongside its partners: Taoba International Youth Film Festival (Culture and Education Foundation) and ANIMOK children and youth animation festival, a part of The Animation Workshop, VIA university college (Denmark).
The first edition of the festival was held on August 22-23 and featured feature, short, and animation films from Georgian and Danish filmmakers. The festival was initiated by the President of EAICY, Levan Dvali, who is also the Director General of the Taoba International Youth Film Festival.
As a gift to children and youth in Ukraine, the online film festival was hosted by the Ukrainian State Center for Out-of-School Education, the leading institution for out-of-school education in Ukraine.
The organizers plan to make the festival an annual event and open it to filmmakers from other countries who support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia and world peace.
Organizers of “the Taste of Independence” express their gratitude to all filmmakers who joined the first edition of the festival.
European Association of Institutions of Non-formal Education of Children and Youth (EAICY) is a European network organisation that connects national platforms of non-formal education organisations, non-formal education organisations from different countries in and outside Europe.
Ukrainian State Center for Institutions of Non-Formal Education – the representative of Ukraine in EAICY, is the state educational institution, which coordinates the activities of institutions of out-of-school education in the artistic and aesthetic directions and STEM education.
Founded in 2018 by the Culture & Education Foundation and the National Youth and Children’s Palace, Taoba is the only international youth film festival in Georgia dedicated to young audience development and the promotion of film education.
ANIMOK is Denmark’s animation festival for children and youth. ANIMOK aim is to develop social, cultural, and creative communities for kids. ANIMOK works with locally, nationally, and internationally rooted initiatives. ANIMOK is a part of The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW), Denmark and has expertise in the areas of education, culture, communication and business development. To this effect, it benefits from a strong international network of artists, professionals, companies, funding institutions and partner schools.