CFI Education at Cakovec International Children’s Workshop in Croatia

California Film Institute’s long history with SAF Cakovec Animation Workshop in Croatia started with inclusions of their short films in our children’s festival reel during Mill Valley Film Festival. A scant three years ago, the Croatian Cultural Council started financing visits by, first a film historian, then the co-director of SAF Jasminka Lubicj and finally by Ms.Lubicj and three SAF students. Through the generosity of Bellam Moving and Storage CFI Education animation workshop students were invited to the 39th and then the 40th Cakovec International Children’s Workshop in Croatia. The first year we brought Ta’Naejah Reed (12) and Natalie Potter (9) and had a wonderful time. This June (2015) we took Ben Ragasa and Isabella Angel, both 15. Ben put together this thumbnail tour of our trip. Look for a longer doc he’s putting togther this summer.