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Just recently we have published the names of the films to compete in the International Competition of the upcoming edition of Anifilm. Now, when we also know the names of the games in competition, the time has come to reveal who will be picking the winners of these competitions. Most of our jury members take part in the festival’s accompanying programme in one way or another – whether with their films, lectures or other programmes. Every single one of these amazing personalities thus presents another reason why to visit this year’s Anifilm.
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The main theme of the upcoming edition of Anifilm is Japan. You can look forward to an extensive programme aiming to introduce various forms of Japanese animation. To help us explore the vast imaginative world of Japanese animation, we have invited curator Nobuaki Doi – film critic, renowned producer and the director of the renewed Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
His novel approach accentuates foreign influences which played a significant part in forming Japanese animation. What role was played by European avant-garde, Jiří Trnka and Jan Švankmajer? We will find out thanks to examples made by classics (e.g. Yôji Kuri, Osamu Tezuka) as well as contemporary animators (Atsushi Wada, Yoriko Mizushiri and others). We are honoured that we can explore this theme in collaboration with many truly distinguished guests. One of them is the legendary animator Kōji Yamamura who, in addition to his films (both for grown-ups and for children), will introduce his drawings at an exhibition prepared by Anifilm in collaboration with the Liberec Regional Gallery.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to animator Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly. During his career spanning several decades, he worked on countless short films, series and feature films. Thanks to his superb animation skills, humour and kindness, he has become a sought-after colleague and a legend of domestic stop-motion animation.read more >
This year’s selection of 36 short films is more varied than it used to be. Not only does it include films nominated for the Academy Award (The Flying Sailor and Ice Merchants), films by classics and renowned masters (such as Priit Tender and Debra Solomon) as well as up-and-coming talents (Nikita Diakur, Lucia Mrzljak), but this year it includes also films made in part by artificial intelligence.read more >
Fans of these increasingly progressive categories can look forward to two blocks of competing music videos and two blocks of abstract and non-narrative animations. Anifilm has chosen 22 music videos and 23 non-narrative films once again representing various artistic styles and approaches.read more >
For some time now, the International Competition of Computer Games has been an inseparable part of Anifilm. This year is no different and the selection committee picked fifteen titles to compete in two categories – Visual Art and Game for Children. You can play all competition games (their full list can be found here) in the Game Zone located in the Liberec Chateau.read more >
In cooperation with Aleš South Bohemian Gallery and House of Štěpánek Netolický Anifilm released catalogue for the exhibition Czech Animation After '89.read more >
Czech Animation After '89, exhibtion taking place in Dům Štěpánka Netolického gallery in Třeboň will be due to success open till 15 September 2019.read more >
Yesterday at the opening ceremony, Anifilm awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Zdenka Deitchová.read more >
The seventh edition of the CEE Animation Forum (formerly known as Visegrad Animation Forum) will showcase thirty-three animated projects in development.read more >
Anifilm’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 will be presented to Zdenka Deitchová.read more >
From more than 250 submitted music videos and non-narrative films, 44 have made into the final competition.read more >
We are Launching an On-line Advance Sale of Discounted Festival Passesread more >