USHI FILM FEST is an independent and parallel to IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival event organized entirely for the youngest cinema lovers. The main idea of creating friendly environment and favorable creative atmosphere for children is provoked by the fact that art is the most appropriate and successful method of aggression, dependence and violence prevention among the youngest members in our society.

Under the motto “from the youngest to the youngest” USHI FILM FESTprovides 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.

USHI FILM FEST 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.