We are Moving! Anifilm to Take Place in Liberec
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Some of you may have suspected it, we are now confirming it – beginning with next May, Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films will be taking place in Liberec.
Eighteen previous editions of our festival took place in the South Bohemian town of Třeboň, but after the last edition, the time has come to move. As you are all aware, our festival has been gradually growing and the picturesque spa town has unfortunately got its limitations that our festival team had to overcome. The level and capacity of the town with regards to screening spaces, accommodation and gastronomical options was no longer adequate for an international film festival and its guests. Furthermore, the support our festival received from the town and region was incomparable to the support our colleagues in Jihlava and Zlín receive. And when the project of our planned House of Animation was cancelled by the Třeboň local authority, the situation didn’t improve. After many meetings and visits of cities that could host our festival, we can finally announce that the next edition of the Anifilm will take place from 5th to 10th May 2020 in Liberec. The representatives of the city and the Liberec Region have pledged their support to Anifilm and will provide suitable places for the festival and also financial support necessary for the organisation of an event of this scale. This will ensure not only further existence of the festival, but also its necessary development and growth in quality and scale. Anifilm would like to extend its sincere thanks to the city of Liberec and the Liberec region and in return offer the presence of an internationally respected cultural event that has during its 18 years of existence attracted a number of regular guests, visitors, spectators and fans.
From picturesque Třeboň to big Liberec... It is an enormous and dizzying change. But also a great challenge. We will be happy to receive your support in a new city. Discover the beauties of the North with us!