Programme Sections

Competition programme


  1. International Competition of Animated Feature Films
    1. Films for Grown-ups
    2. Films for Children
  2. International Competition of Animated Short Films
  3. International Competition of Student Animated Films
  4. International Competition of Musicvideos
  5. International competition of abstract and non-narrative animation 


Non-Competition Programme

Main theme of the festival

Several curators’ selections focusing on a specific genre, technique, particular cultural and pop-cultural phenomena of current animation: geographical, historiographic or thematic overviews of various kinds.

Teritorial focuses

One european and one non-european country in specific views.


Retrospectives of a distinguished authors introduces films by a specific author who has significantly influenced world animation. Not only as a follow-up to Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jury Programme

The section presents films or other programme by a members of Anifilm Jury.

Midnight animation

This prohramme presents unfair, unacceptable and a majority in many senses unusually explicit films, short or feature film, a TV series. After three nights, always after midnight.

Cartoon d´Or

This is screening of films nominated for the best European animated short film award

Dust classic off

This is mostly first screenings of restorated and digitalized classic Czech animated films

Taking Stock and Special Screenings

This programme is an overview of current animated production from all around the world and presents the most successful and most interesting films that have premiered in the Czech Republic during the previous year.


Animo is a programme aimed on children and grown-ups alike, consisting of national as well as foreign animated production, which includes novelties as well as classics and is aimed at different age groups.


Masterclasses, workshops, works in progress, presentations and lectures

We invite internationally renowned film professionals who then lecture on concrete topics concerning animated production, theory and history.

Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF)

VAF is mainly a “market access platform“. It tries to attract new partners, producers, broadcasters, and film distributors. Find more information here:

Game Day

This more than one-day event aims mainly for the promotion of both Czech and foreign independent games and interactive projects. It consists of presentations by game authors, screenings and promotions of the most interesting projects the visitors will be able to try for themselves.

Animation Workshops and Kreus

The animation workshops are traditional workshops of animation for both children and adults who have an opportunity to make their own animated film. The workshops are led by experienced creators, film school teachers and students.


The accompanying programme consists of concerts, thematic exhibitions, theatre performances for children, videomapping, etc.