“People would not imagine that there’s a film festival in Panama that can be exciting, that can be a new experience – bu there is”.
Animation is not only for kids.
“It’s a week of friendliness and celebration of film”.
“The ICO is really an organisation that believes that cinema can change people’s lives”.
“We invest a lot in short-film makers: if you want to grow an industry, that’s where it starts”.
“In Switzerland people know about the short film culture, and they love, adore and respect it; in other places we have to build it up”.
“The idea is that you can kind of take a journey with film through Europe”.
“Our mission as a film festival is that we want people to understand that short films matter!”
The aim of the event is to draw attention to high quality cinema, without any kind of restriction, with special care for innovation, research, originality and independence.
The difficult – and extremely rewarding – task of choosing a film