Cyclists win Grand Prix at Zabut film fest.

Our short animated film "Cyclists" based on the works of Vasko Lipovac won its 15th international award. The Grand Prix for best short film at the Zabut international animation film festival.

The international jury composed by Andrijana Ruzic, historian and critic of animated films, Nico Bonomolo, director and illustrator Joshua Held, awarded the Croatian short film with this explanation:

A successful hymn to life that, through the beautiful paintings of vasko lipovac and references to fellini's cinema, tells a brilliant story, punctuated by a tight montage and a wonderful irony.


Published: 30.07.2019

Festival aims to have the ambition to achieve an international appeal, to propose a path of strong cultural innovation and to become a reference point for fans, insiders, and audience of animation film.

Zabut was born in 2016 in the Savoca city center, a small Art heritage village in Sicily. In 2019, it moves to Santa Teresa di Riva and is primarily an event that will connect space and community, people and places.


"Cyclists" have won 15 international awards up to date and has been screened in over 100 festivals world wide


  • Best Croatian Film Award, Animafest Zagreb 2018
  • Best Croatian Short Film Award, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2018
  • Jury Distinction, Annecy International Animation Festival 2018
  • Oktavijan Award for the Best Animated Film, Croatian Film Days 2018
  • Diploma of the Jury, Insomnia International Animation Film Festival 2018
  • Special Prize, Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018
  • Best Croatian Animated Film, Betina Film Festival 2018
  • Best Film in International Competition, Linoleum Festival 2018
  • Special Mention, Balkanima European Animated Film Festival 2018
  • ASIFA Croatia Special Mention 2018
  • Award for Creativity and Artistic Expression, Banjaluka International Animation Festival 2018
  • Special Mention for Narrative Short Film, CutOut Fest 2018
  • Best Art Director, Multivision Festival 2018
  • Grand Prix, KROK 2018
  • Best Film Award, Zabut International Animated Short Film Festival 201