Viborg Animation Festival


An Aarhus 2017 Festival Event
Presented by The Animation Workshop/VIA UC, Viborg Municipality and More Creative

The Animation Festival brings a world of imagination and storytelling alive through the genius of some of the world’s most outstanding animators. Featuring new works, long and short movies, documentary formats as well as showcasing animation tools for business and social enterprise, Viborg Animation Festival celebrates this unique and ever evolving medium with a weekend Festival for the public and the practitioner.

Viborg is home to the award winning The Animation Workshop, renowned as an incubator for all things animation, including analogue and digital platforms, and it is the headquarters for Arsenalet, a place for companies pushing the boundaries of animation in entertainment and industry. During the Festival, the city of Viborg comes alive with outdoor displays and events to keep everything animated!

25th September – 1st October

Various sites, Viborg


Read more about the animation festival here.

The Business Perspective

The annual Viborg Animation Festival is the largest animation festival in Denmark and represents an exciting nexus between culture and commerce. Conferences, networking, and matchmaking events connect existing business and industry to new possibilities through previously unconsidered cultural sectors.

Our conference themes Animated Health, Games for Change, and Animated Learning will explore and contextualize issues as diverse as health and wellbeing, social change through gaming, and technological learning strategies. VAF 2017 will present three symposia, an Industry Forum, and a Game EXPO, all designed to foster knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking. Compelling keynote lectures on animation, films and visualization as a didactic tool will link to hands-on workshops.

A focus will be the celebration of the 150 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan, including the industry forum Animation & 360 for major Danish and Japanese companies from the entertainment industry.

The Viborg Animation Festival has played a major role in evolving the incubation and entrepreneurial atmosphere in Viborg and its growth and success will be a conduit for business development across the region in the future.

See all the exciting events from creative industries in Aarhus in 2017.