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The basic idea of the CRAFT International Animation Festival is to create a counterbalance to - dominant in this part of the world - 3D animation by consulting the Indonesian audience (especially young artists) with classic animation techniques (by meeting with artists, workshop, screenings), as well as to create a platform combining traditional methods (analogue animation art / a materials-focused practice) with digital tools. The aim of the festival is to show the limitless possibilities of animation and the widening of visual awareness of young artists; stimulate their imagination and curiosity for inspiration for their own original projects. By the CRAFT we also want to combine animation with other arts, such as music, visual arts, craft arts, theatre. CRAFT is a celebration of craftsmanship and talent, but also to commune with authenticity, diversity and physicality.

Yogyakarta (/ˌjɒɡjəˈkɑːrtə/ or /ˌjɡjəˈkɑːrtə/;[2] also Jogja or Jogjakarta, formerly Dutch: Djokjakarta/Djocjakarta or Djokja) is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is renowned as a centre of education (Kota Pelajar), classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry and puppet shows.

Yogyakarta is the capital of the Yogyakarta Special Region and was the Indonesian capital during the Indonesian National Revolution from 1945 to 1949, with Gedung Agung as the president's office. One of the districts in Yogyakarta, Kotagede, was the capital of the Mataram Sultanate between 1575 and 1640.

The city is named after the Indian city of Ayodhya from the Ramayana epic. Yogya means "suitable, fit, proper", and karta, "prosperous, flourishing" (i.e., "a city that is fit to prosper").[3]

Its population was 388,627 inhabitants at the 2010 census and its built-up (or metro) area was home to 4,010,436 inhabitants across two cities (Yogyakarta and Magelang) and 65 districts across Sleman, Klaten, Bantul, Kulon Progo and Magelang regencies. Yogyakarta-Magelang and Surakarta are being agglomerated in several years.

Because of its urbanisation and modernisation, Yogyakarta has a very high HDI ranking nationally, being one of the highest in Indonesia as well; at 0.837 (or "very high"), on which it could be considered as a "developed" city.