Festival Theme: 3D Animation
Three dimensional computer animation is the youngest of animation techniques. Its dominance, mainly in the feature film segment, overshadows other animation techniques. On the other hand, it represents a technique which helped animated films to achieve the biggest popularity in the history of animation.
The film programme of Anifilm 2018 will present several programme blocks mapping more than 30 years of history of this technique. 3D animation is currently the most massive field of contemporary animation, but it has many alternative forms and features which can be seen in the films by original authors. Anifilm will explore all off these elements in several blocks of short films and several feature films.
The programme also includes lectures on the limitations of the technique and aesthetic evolution and also the aforementioned jury programmes. A big masterclass will be led by renowned 3D CGI animation specialists Chris Landreth and Faiyaz Jafri. The latter will also lead a special workshop (hurry and register, the capacity is limited!). Job Roggeveen, member of the brilliant Dutch trio Job, Joris & Mariake (authors of festival hits such as Mute and Single Life) will present his own specific approach to this technique. We will also hear about Nikita Diakur’s revolutionary film Ugly. Animator Rich Quade will offer us an inside view into the most famous studio and the technique which made it famous. He worked in Pixar Animation Studios in the 1990s.
Director, animator and graphic artist Stanislav Sekela, graduate of the Multimedia Art College in Jihlava and the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, takes care of this year's Anifilm visuals. As a renowned animator focusing on 3D computer graphics, Stanislav has also collaborated on a number of films.
His artistic vision for the upcoming festival edition will take us into an intergalactic space full of ships made by water – an important element in Třeboň.
Next year’s Anifilm will be embellished by a mass of polygonal molecules refracted at a precise angle of 62.5 degrees Celsius. Digital water surfaces will come to life by means of infinitely swarming waves of excitement. 3Decagrams of virtual reality, 2Decibels of titillating music, 1Day to get sober and then again! That is the approach we chose for Anifilm’s visuals. Our experience tells us that this is the only possible approach. Ride an edge which will not cut you, but rather refresh you
Archive: Call for entries:
Next edition of Anifilm is taking place in Třeboň (Czech Republic) from the 1st to 6th May, 2018. Right now festival opens submissions for your animated films, music and abstract videos and newly for independent computer games! If you have not competed in Anifilm previous editions, do not hesitate to submit your creations finished after 1st January 2017 to one of the following categories of international competition:
- Game Design
- Game for Children
Submission deadline: 15 January 2018. There is no fee for applicants.