International Festival of Animated Films, 7 - 12 May 2024, Czech Republic




Anifilm Begins in a Couple of Days
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films begins on 22nd June and you can find its complete programme on the festival website here. In addition to the festival’s busy programme of international and national competitions of the newest animated films, virtual reality and computer games, the visitors can look forward to a varied non-competition film programme and accompanying events such as exhibitions, concerts, animation workshops and professional industry programme.
Let us briefly remind you of the Anifilm 2021 festival programme. The main non-competition film programme is titled Planet A and focuses on nature and environment. Our selection of feature and short films includes testimonies focusing on real issues, space travel, exploration of the past, films celebrating nature and life on Earth and also parodies and ironic films. Outside of its film section, Planet A is also represented in screenings for children and our popular midnight animation section. Our Queer Animation programme, a special section of this year’s Anifilm, will prove how liberating the medium of animation can be. In Classics Revived, Anifilm will screen the newly restored version of Brigand Jurko by Viktor Kubal. Many delicacies can also be found in our Special Screenings section, where you will have a chance to see a programme block commemorating the anniversary of the Studio of Animation of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Jury Programmes form a stand-alone and comprehensive section. The names of all our jurors can be found here.
Anifilm can’t forget the youngest audiences. We have prepared a busy screening and accompanying programme. In addition to the aforementioned programmes within the festival theme Planet A, there’s also a selection of films by the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Edgar Dutka and a selection of films by our jury member Alexandra Májová. Our section Taking Stock is a showcase of films for the whole family which have recently entered Czech distribution.

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We Have a Viewer’s Choice Award!
The novelty of this year’s Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films is the Audience Award. Each visitor with a festival pass can vote for the best film across all categories. And we are very pleased that the Liberec Region offered its patronage over this new award. You can vote online at the festival webpage, but you can also use the Anifilm app. The winner of the  Audience Award – the Liberec Region Award will be announced at the closing ceremony on 26th June at the F.X. Šalda Theatre.


How to Participate in Anifilm and Where?
The festival centre will once again be hosted by Chateau Liberec and that’s where the first steps of every Anifilm visitor should lead as they will find the accreditation centre, ticketing, info point and festival shop with merchandise designed in line with this year’s visual identity of the festival there. The Chateau also hosts Game Zone and VR Cinema and all of this year’s exhibitions. Another very important place at the Chateau is the Covid Testing Tent open every festival day from 9:00 to 19:00 and on Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. Also this year’s Anifilm has implemented strict safety measures and observes valid hygienic regulations. Each festival visitor has to present a vaccination certification, a negative test or a confirmation of recovery from Covid-19. Or you can get tested in our tent. More information can be found on our website. Screenings and other events will in addition to the Chateau be hosted by the Varšava Cinema, Cinema city OC Forum, Congress Hall of Hotel Zlatý Lev, Museum of North Bohemia, Regional Gallery Lázně, Lidové Sady Cultural Centre, Regional Scientific Library, Dr. E. Beneš Square and our Festival Tent in the Chateau Gardens will host mainly music performance. Already now you can visit all the festival venues here.


If you won’t have a chance to come to Liberec, you can stream the short competition films from the comfort of your homes thanks to our festival pass Anifilm Home. More information can be found here.

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