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The Animation Volda Festival is an annual event hosted by the animation students at Høgskolen in Volda, Norway.

The mission of the Animation Volda Festival is to provide entertainment, educational opportunities, programs and events that enrich the culture of Volda community, presenting our town as an international animated film destination.


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 Joakim Pedersen, Andres Mand and Gunnar Strøm, 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.

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