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Summer Animateka to take Ljubljana streets

Ljubljana, 1 August - Summer Animateka, the summer edition of the Animateka festival of animated film, will take the streets of Ljubljana from Wednesday to Friday, bringing new Slovenian animated films, short films from Central and Eastern Europe, and animated videos abounding in colour and sound.

Ljubljana
Summer Animateka, the summer edition of the Animateka festival of animated film.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Ljubljana
Summer Animateka, the summer edition of the Animateka festival of animated film.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Ljubljana
Summer Animateka, the summer edition of the Animateka festival of animated film.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Ljubljana
A poster for an Animateka festival of animated film.
Photo: Animateka.si
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A selection of newest Slovenian animated films will be screened in City Square on the first day of the festival, including both award-winning masterpieces - Urška Djukić's Granny's Sexual Life and Špela Čadež's Steakhouse, Animateka has announced.

Thursday will bring a collection of short films from Central and Eastern Europe that has been set up by Mihai Mitrica, the artistic director of Animest Festival, as part of activities of the CEE Animation network of festivals.

After a two-year break, the friendly connection of Animateka and the FeKK! short film festival will return on the last day featuring a selection of animated videos that reveal the secret lives of flora, fauna, artificial intelligence and many other hidden perspectives at the zenith of the Anthropocene.

The videos are marked by an explosion of colour and sound and a range of different combinations of animation and music, with DJ Jaša Bužinel rounding off the evening with dance rhythms.

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