The second edition of ANIMAFILM - Baku International Animation Festival will be held in the capital of Azerbaijan, from 18 to 20 October 2019. The festival will show dozens of foreign and national animated films for children and adults for three days. The goal of the organizers is to create an annual event that will delight the local and foreign audience and professionals, as well as promoting the development of animation art in Azerbaijan.
- The film must be shot after January 1, 2018.
- More than 50% of the film must be an animation. There are no limitations in the animation techniques used in the film.
- One film can only participate in one category.
- Copyright of competitive films are regulated by international law. The participant (director, producer or other authorized person) who provides an animated film, declares that he is the copyright owner of the film and is authorized to screen the film at the festival.
Awards & Prizes
- Best Short Animated Film (up to 20 minutes)
- Best Azerbaijani Short Animated film (up to 20 minutes)
- Best Short Animated Film for Children (up to 10 minutes)
- Best Original Screenplay for a Short Animated film
23 March 2019: A selection of the best animated films from ANIMAFILM, the 1st Baku International Animation Festival (Azerbaijan). “Late Afternoon” (OSCAR nomination) and other awarded films from Azerbaijan, Irland, Russia and Germany will be screened for the first time. Traditional Azerbaijani sweets will be offered. Also, contemporary Czech animated films will not be missing! The event takes place on 23rd of March in Kino Pilotů:
Screening of the best Azeri animated films with participation of authors. Presentation of the book “Azerbaijani Animation”.
Screening of awarded animated films of ANIMAFILM. OSCAR-nominated film “Late Afternoon” will be screened for the first time in Czech Republic.
Guests: Frangiz Kurbanova (Azerbaijan), Jahangir Suleymanov (Russia), Masud Panachi (Germany).
Organisers: OLIEL Company s.r.o., Kino Pilotů, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Czech Republic
2018 Festival Coverage:
The theme of the first ANIMAFILM festival is "Azerbaijani Animation". In addition to the national competition, which will select the best Azerbaijani short animation film, the audience is offered a number of events dedicated to the history of Azerbaijani animation. The book "Azerbaijani Animation", joint work of local and foreign authors will be presented for the first time. Within the framework of the festival theme there will be an exhibition "ReAnimation", a retrospective of the best Azerbaijani animated films, with the participation of the authors themselves, as well as master classes of professionals.
2018 Opening Ceremony (Video)