Planet A – Explore Your Home at Anifilm!
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It could seem that the main theme of the 20th Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films in Liberec will not take us very far away. However, Planet Earth and its life in all its forms and environments is second to none of the fantastic worlds that are so typical for the medium of animation. Nature and environment are inseparable parts of our everyday lives that have been becoming more and more important in public discourse and for some time now also resonating in animation. By turning attention towards our home, Anifilm supports the need for a deeper reflection of the often creeping and ignored problems that have for decades been affecting the world as we know it. Thanks to its specificity and possibilities, animation offers a much more broad and attractive interpretation of the phenomenon of life on Earth than we are used to seeing in live-action and documentary films. An interpretation that will appeal to those who are traditionally reserved or sceptic towards environmental issues. Our varied selection of feature and short films includes testimonies of real problems, metaphoric essays, celebrations of nature and life on Earth and also parodies and subversive ironic films. Most of them will be included in Anifilm’s programme for grown-ups, but there will be a special programme for children and young adults. And as is customary for Anifilm, the theme will be reflected in our guest and expert programme. Try to look on our home from the outside, in a different way, without prejudice: through the medium of animated film!