Next edition of Anifilm taking place in Czech Republic May 5–10, 2020 opens submissions for your animated films, music and abstract videos or computer games! Now you can submit VR films as well!
Eligible are works finished after January 1, 2019 in the following categories:
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.
Their explanation says it all: “Anifilm is moving to a new city and we all are moving with it! That’s why we decided to create a visual style as colourful and joyful as it gets - to make the process of moving more enjoyable. We will introduce various odd and peculiar characters that will help us move. As for the jingle, we can now say that it will be full of music, dance and animation as the festival itself. It will be funky!” https://michaelamihalyi.com/
2019 Anifilm Jury:
Competition of Feature Films: Producer and director Anca Damian, author of successful animated documentaries Crulic – The Path to Beyondand The Magic Mountain, French producer Ron Dyens ( Sacrebleu Productions), Anna Vášová, dramaturge and screenwriter (The Websters, Mimi and Lisa) with experiences from the Czech Television, European Broadcasting Union and the Visegrad Animation Forum (now CEE Animation).
Short and student films competition: Swiss director Georges Schwizgebel, Swedish anidoc specialist Jonas Odell, Czech animator Kateřina Karhánková.
Abstract and non-narrative animations and music videos: Tomek Ducki, Annegret Richter (German Association of Animation Film), Max Hattler
Games jury: Journalist and game studies researcher: Tereza Krobová, animator and game developer Jaromír Plachý, Dutch game developer Adriaan de Jongh
The 2019 upcoming edition of Anifilm has already got its new visual design. It was created by young director, animator and graphic artist Veronika Zacharová. She has drawn attention to herself as a student of animation of the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín with her humorous films The Bearytales (Co medvědi rádi), ZOO Story (Co se stalo v ZOO), House (Domek) and Wandering Bondy (Egon Bondy o filozofii a tak vůbec). Veronika comments her design with the following words: “Animation is a medium of endless possibilities. The visual design of Anifilm 2019, based mainly on variety and freedom, is a result of the author’s original interpretation of a note from the manual for the new visual design competition participants: ‚The jury will most likely disadvantage designs with fish motives.‘ Apart from them, the central and unifying motive is expressive and repetitive colourfulness. Veronika already diligently works on the festival jingle about which she says: “It will focus on a potential festival visitor whose everyday routine is intensively attacked by a week infused with animation spent in Třeboň.”
2018 Festival Coverage: