Beginning next May, Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films will be taking place in Liberec, Czechia, and is now accepting entries for its international competition.
Anifilm competition 2020 - submit your animation!
Anifilm is moving to its new location in 2020 – Liberec – and everyone can enter its international competition. Choose one of the following categories and submit your work by 5th January 2020.
Abstract and Non-narrative Animation
Feature & Short Film / Student Film / TV & On-line Series / Music Video / Commissioned Work
And see you in Liberec May 5–10, 2020!
We are moving! Anifilm to take place in Liberec
Some of you may have suspected it, we are now confirming it – beginning 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 unfortunately had 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 not comparable 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 even got worse.
CEE Animation Forum Opens Call for Animated Projects and Launches New VR Category
CEE Animation Forum (5–8 May, Liberec, Czech Republic) is a co-production pitching, B2B and networking event with the intention to boost the projects´ international circulation potential, visibility and their access to a wider European market. For its 2020 edition, the organisers have expanded the number of categories open to animated projects in development. The deadline for submission 10 January 2020.
Short Films (maximum length 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage),
Series and TV Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films, minimum length 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage),
Feature Films (minimum length 60 minutes; in development or in production),
VR Immersive Media (VR, AR, 360 and other immersive formats; in development or in production).
The producer and director of the submitted project must be citizens of the EU or of the countries listed here.
Anifilm's visual identity by Myhalyiová+Štumpf
The visual identity of Anifilm 2020 will be created by Slovak duo Michaela Mihalyiová and Dávid Štumpf. You may know Michaela’s unmistakeable artistic style from her successful short films and exercises ♥ City ♥, FOOD, Here and Here (Tu a tady) and A Date (Rande). She attracted attention with her film Sh_t Happens which she co-directed with Dávid Štumpf. This absurd comedy competed at this year’s Biennale in Venice and celebrated success at festivals all around the world. In the case of Anifilm, Michaela will once again join forces with Dávid – known for his acclaimed films Cowboyland (Země kovbojů) and Woo-Hoo – and together, they will create the festival’s new visual identity.