Awards and sections

Awards and sections

Programme sections


International Competition of Animated Feature Films | Film for Grown-ups | Film for Children
International Competition of Animated Short Films
International Competition of Student Animated Films
International competition of Abstract and Non-narrative Animation
International Competition of Music Videos
International Competition of VR films

International Competition of Computer Games | Visual Art | Game for Children

Czech Horizon (national competition) | Short and Feature Films | Student Films | Series | Music Videos | Commissioned Work


Main themes 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. It means also non-traditional explorations to rich history of Czech animation.


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

Jury Programme

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

Midnight animation

This programme 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.

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, historians and theoreticians who lecture on concrete topics concerning animated production, theory and history. Including game design, special effects, VR/AR and related topics.


A job market oriented to animation studios and schools and also VFX, game development or VR/AR companies from CEE countries.

CEE Animation Forum (CEEA)

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



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

Game and VR Zone

A place where visitors of the festival can play competition games, try VR instalations or watch 360° videos in VR cinema.

Animation Workshops

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.