The Animation Volda Festival is an annual arrangement hosted by the animation students at Høgskolen in Volda, Norway. During four days we explore the medium of animation with lectures, workshops, guest speakers, screenings, and parties.
Distinguished international guests come to Volda each year to present their films, to lecture, and socialize. Innovative seminars have been arranged on subjects like “Why Do I Need a Producer?”, Japanese animation and the atomic bomb, and Animation and the Cold War (ASIFA 50 years). Since 2010 a special focus has been given to industrial animation films.
Animation Volda was founded on February 5th, 2007 by the innovative professors Gunnar Strøm, Joakim Pedersen, and Andres Mand together with animation students Ida Westvang and Sylvia B. Clausen at Volda University College. From the beginning, the festival has collaborated closely with Fredrikstad Animation Festival, the leading Nordic-Baltic animation festival.