• Its international projection is consolidated after being accepted by the Association of European Festivals;
• In this third edition it becomes a unique event in the world after;
• Launch the first competition of feature films of children’s cinema that exists.

The International Children’s Film Festival of Valencia (Ficiv) has presented with a breakfast at the Bioparc the 3rd edition of the contest that will take place from October 23 to 29 in the center of the city.

A whole week dedicated to animation on the big screen that this 2017 returns with more films, exposition, workshops and even premiers worldwide. Its international projection grows, not only because it has managed to be accepted by the Association of Festivals of Europe, but because it has been able to create a unique children’s festival in the world. After a year of continuous work launches in this third edition the first competition of feature films of children’s cinema that exists. Ficiv already has its personal stamp and this 2017 is consolidated as a film festival.

“This year, Ficiv is evolving with a very strong bet in movies,” said festival director Marcos Campos. There will be two premiers, Deep and La Bola Dorada, worldwide that will feature the presence in Valencia of some of its leading artists. “We want to become a benchmark festival where the films come to be screened for the first time in the city,” said the director of programming, Carmen Chaves.

The pillars of Ficiv have also taken a qualitative leap but from the organization have launched a crowfunding campaign with rewards to “continue to advance with the support of the public without having to raise the price of our tickets and activities,” concluded Campos.

At this breakfast where the award-winning and honored artists have been revealed in this 2017 edition and where the famous children’s actress Carlota Boza has revealed the 10 classifieds in the Stop Motion contest, the general director of Bioparc, Luis Ángel Martínez, has also attended; the president of Ópticos Optometristas de la Comunitat, Vicente Roda; and the consul of the guest country, Switzerland, Rocío Cibrán.

You can see the news integrated in this video thanks to Bioparc Valencia