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Michaela Pavlátová , Jiří Barta and a whole generation of Czech animation directors will be present in the Czech focus of the 2022 Anima Festival in Brussels. Discover the programme.

The winners of the 6th Animarkt Stop Motion Forum are here. Check them all, and find the complete list of the 15 projects pitched, plus our own top picks. 

Vassilis Kroustallis presents the top picks from the CEE Animation Forum 2021 networking event.

A summer animation short project comes to town. Animation directors Veronika Zacharova and Martin Smatana talk to Zippy Frames.

42 animation projects have been selected to be pitched at the 9th edition of CEE Animation Forum 2021.

All winners of Annecy MIFA pitches 2020.

The Association of Czech Animated Film reflects on the current state of animation in the Czech Republic.

Find the independent animation artists present at this year's Berlinale Talents.

Find all winners of the 3rd ReAnima International Animation Festival.

Discover the winners of the 14 Special Prizes Awarded at the 2019 Annecy Festival.

Slovakian director Martin Smatana talks about The Kite.

All animation winners of the 26th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2019.

Discover the line-up of the 29th World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb.

Barry Purves, Angela Poschet, Alvaro Ceppi, Wim Vanacker Nancy Denney Phelps among the highly interesting full programme of 2018 Animarkt Stop Motion Forum in Lodz.

Paolo Polesello reports from Lodz, and Animarkt stop-motion pitching forum (2-6 October 2017).


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