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USHI Short Film Festival is an independent and parallel to IN THE PALACE ISFF event organized entierly for the youngest cinema lovers. The main idea of creating friendly environment and favourable creative atmosphere for children is provoked by the fact that art is the most appropriate and successful method of agression, dependance and violence prevention amongs the youngest members in our society.


Under the motto “from the youngest to the youngest” USHI Film Festival provides an international competition for animated films created by children and youth on age between 5 and 19 years. The jury is also represented entierly by children. In the framework of the festival week the program includes variety of special educational pannels: animation ateliers, masterclasses in illustration and comics, „How to shoot my first film” workshops leaded by specialists in filmmaking.


By its specifics USHI Film Festival provides a great opportunity for the young participants to exchange intercultural experience as well as to find new friends from all around Europe in an unique educational and at the same time joyful atmosphere.


The pictursque former residence of Queen Maria Alexandara Victoria in Balchik creates exeptionally favourable environment where the children can get the opportunity to develop their creativity and sense of estetics, to express their own artistic ideas, develop their social skills, adopt the feeling of tolerance and respect towards others, increase their self confidence and knowledge in the field of arts.