Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
02/05/2023 - 07/05/2023
Liberec, Czech Republic
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Event Description

Anifilm’s mission is to present current trends, methods, technologies and animation techniques in its programme. It also supports works in progress and brand new animation projects and their authors, producers and distributors. Film professionals from all over the world can use Anifilm as a platform for positive confrontation and a meeting place for forging new contacts. Anifilm is aimed at authors and film professionals as well as students, educators, film theorists and all fans of animated production, including children. Anifilm also wants to represent the Czech Republic in an international context on a long-term basis.

2022 Call for Entries

The 2023 edition will take place in Liberec, Czech Republic from May 2nd to May 7th and will bring the best independent and auteur animation and games. ANIFILM is OSCAR® qualifying festival.

Only works completed after January 1st 2022 which haven’t previously competed at Anifilm can be accepted

International Competition

The competition programme consists of the following categories:

  • International Competition of Feature Films
    For films longer than 60 minutes. Jury gives awards to film for chidren and film for grown-ups.

  • International Competition of Short Films
    This competition section presents several blocks of animated short films made by professionals (out of schools). A short film is not longer than 59 minutes.

  • International Competition of Student Films
    The films can be submitted by schools or students themselves.

  • International Competition of Music Videos

  • International Competition of Abstract and Non-narrative Animation
    Unconfined audio-visual works using the principles of animation in the widest extent possible.

  • International Competition of VR Films
    Films designed for virtual reality - animated 360° videos.

  • International Competition of Computer Games.
    Jury gives awards for game for children and visual art.

National competition is called Czech Horizon and is divided into five categories:


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Event Dates

  • From 02/05/2023 to 07/05/2023



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