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Anibar Animation Festival Announces 2021 Program

Festival’s 2021 theme of ‘isolation’ reflects challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting solitude and claustrophobia; hybrid event runs in-person and online July 23-30.

Anibar International Animation Festival has announced the artistic program and theme for its 12th edition, a hybrid event running July 23-30. Out of the 1,400 submissions received, 300 films have been selected for presentation in nine categories. The six competitive categories include the International Competition; Student Competition; Balkan Competition; Animated Music Video Competition; Feature Film Competition; and the Human Rights Category. The remaining categories include Panorama Out of Competition, Kids & Teen Program, and Experimental Special Program.

Featured films include:

Zero Impunity - Directors: Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Denis Lambert

  • For centuries victims of sexual war crimes have experienced abuses and its devastating consequences, yet very few have had the courage or the support to break the centuries old silence and speak up.

La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile / The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily - Director: Lorenzo Mattotti

  • At a time when bears were still living in Sicily, King Léonce reigned peacefully over his bear clan.

A complete list of films to be featured in this year’s program is available here.

Thanks to the lessons and challenges of the pandemic, this year’s theme is “isolation.” The festival will salute both the real solitude and claustrophobia experienced with isolation, while celebrating imagination. The event will be hybrid, with in-person and online programming connecting people throughout the world.

Attendees will be able to view all movies on the event’s digital platform.

For updates and additional information visit the event website.

Source: Anibar International Animation Festival