Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, 5-10 May 2020

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05 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Liberec, Czech Republic
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2020 Festival Coverage

The visual identity of Anifilm 2020 is 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 ♥, FOODHere 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!”


A Town Called Panic: The County Fair, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier, Belgium, France
Acid Rain, Tomek Popakul Poland
And then the bear, Agnès Patron France
Carrousel, Jasmine Elsen Belgium, Czech Republic
Castle Ryotaro Miyajima Japan
Coming Home, Benjamin Swiczinsky Austria
Cosmonaut, Kaspar Jancis Estonia
Creative Evolution, Yungsung Song Japan, South Korea
Deep Love, Mykyta Lyskov Ukraine
Domus, Delphine Priet-Mahéo France
Drive, Pedro Casavecchia Argentina, France
Genius Loci, Mérigeau Adrien France
He can’t live without cosmos Konstantin Bronzit Russia
Homo ErecTattoos, Tae-woo Kim South Korea
King of the Rest, Paul & Sandra Fierlinger USA
Machini Frank Mukunday, Trésor Tshibangu Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgium
Morning, Vojtěch Domlátil Czech Republic
Night song, Jeanne Girard France
Old Hag Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville France
Portrait of Suzanne, Izabela Plucińska Germany, Poland, France
Purpleboy, Alexandre Siqueira Portugal, France, Belgium
Pyramid, Erick Oh South Korea, USA
Something to Remember, Niki Lindroth von Bahr Sweden
Symbiosis, Nadja Andrasev France, Hungary
Tadpole, Jean-Claude Rozec France
Arka, Natko Stipanicev Croatia
The Opposites Game, Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio USA
The Physics of Sorrow, Theodore Ushev Canada
Ties, Dina Velikovskaya Germany, Russia
Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves, Chintis Lundgren Estonia, Croatia, France
Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days, Regina Pessoa Portugal, Canada, France
Washing Machine, Alexandra Májová Czech Republic
We_Sounds, David Carrizales Spain
Yes-People, Gísli Darri Halldórsson Iceland

2.3 x 2.6 x 3.2, Jiaqi Wang United Kingdom
Any Instant Whatever, Michelle Brand United Kingdom
Apfelmus, Alexander Gratzer Austria
Aura, Völkner Timm Germany
Away, Mathilde Pepinster Belgium
Ben and Kat or Kat and Ben Go To Little Lake Fountain, Elizabeth Whitfield, Nicholas Dimas USA
Blieschow, Christoph Sarow Germany
Bye Little Block!, Éva Darabos Hungary
Cage Match, Bryan Lee USA
Daughter, Daria Kashcheeva Czech Republic
Disortiented, Jérémie Cousin France
Dutchgaria, Capucine Muller Belgium, France
Everything will fall out of place, Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays France
Forget Me Not, Adela Križovenská Czech Republic
Gravedad, Matisse Gonzalez Germany
Heatwave, Fokion Xenos Greece, United Kingdom
I Want A Sun In My Pocket, Laui Laessa Canada, Costa Rica
In Her Boots, Kathrin Steinbacher United Kingdom, Austria
Inside me, Maria Trigo Teixeira Germany
inside the pipelines, Adva Santo Israel
Jacques’ Rampage or When Do We Lose Our Self-confidence?, Máté Horesnyi Hungary
Leaf, Aliona Baranova Czech Republic
Listen To Me Sing, Isabel Garrett United Kingdom
Love Is Just a Death Away, Bára Anna Stejskalová Czech Republic
Me and my magnet and my dead friend, Maoning Liu China
Men in a hurry, Thibault Llonch France
MOM -The Worst Punishment-Kyeong-wook Jo, Su-kyoung Kim, South Korea
Nestor, João Gonzalez United Kingdom, Portugal
Nigel, Natasza Cetner United Kingdom, Poland
Night session, Petre Tomadze Georgia
One for All Things, Guoxiu Jiang China, USA
Pile, Toby Auberg United Kingdom
PolarBarry – Let's Break the Ice!! – Vlog #207 Wouter Dijkstra Netherlands, United Kingdom
S p a c e s, Nora Štrbová Czech Republic
Sh_t Happens, Dávid Štumpf, Michaela Mihalyi Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
The Edge, Géraldine Cammisar, Zaide Kutay Switzerland
The Wellspring and the Tower, Melinda Kádár Hungary
The Woman Who Turned Into A Castle, Kathrin Steinbacher United Kingdom, Austria
There Were Four of Us, Cassie Shao USA, China
Umbilical, Danski Tang China, USA

!!! (Chk Chk Chk):
Couldn't Have Known, Cheng-Hsu Chung United Kingdom, USA
(Sandy) Alex G: Southern Sky, Elliot Bech USA
Clube de esquiar: Pudesse eu (Keby), Marián Vredík, Jana Vredík Hirnerová Slovakia
Coheed and Cambria: Toys, An Unheavenly Christmas Carol Alek Wasilewski Poland
Corps: Sur l'autoroute, Stehr Yoann Belgium, France
Fanfán Tulipán: Genius noci, Oliver Vršanský Czech Republic
Gelbart: March of the Thinking Machines, Adi Gelbart Germany
Glen Hansard: The Closing Door, Lucija Mrzljak Estonia
Igorrr: Very Noise, David Nicolas, Kevin Van Der Meiren - Meat Dept. France
Itchy Teeth: Invisible King, Julia Specht Germany, United Kingdom
Lucky Chops: Traveler, Raman Djafari, Daniel Almagor Germany
Nauzea Orchestra: Zoo, Marie Nováčková Czech Republic
Nobody hear, Ting-Wei Jhu, Xin-Rong Lai Taiwan
Noisy Pots: Cosmic Trip, Martin Živocký Czech Republic
P/\st: Tíseň, Bety Suchanová, Nora Štrbová Czech Republic
Pedro Grass: Jerusalem Ofer Winter, Shimon Engel Israel
Resina: In (Ian William Craig rework), Mateusz Jarmulski Poland
Sarah Pannekoek: Lost Eye, Sarah Pannekoek Netherlands
Siamés: Summer Nights, Pablo Roldan, Ezequiel Torres Argentina
Stephen Coates: Bathwell in Clerkentime, Alex Budovsky USA, Russia, Colombia
Talya La Lia: Shredder, Eliška Oz, Lee Oz Czech Republic
Yoshitoo!: 音の鳴る方へ, Bela Bulgakova Germany, Japan

4:3, Ross Hogg United Kingdom
A Mind Sang, Vier Nev Portugal
anthropocene, Schuchmann Moritz Germany
autobiography | silence, Nataša Teofilović Serbia
Average Happiness, Maja Gehrig Switzerland
Hierarchy Glitch, Vessela Dantcheva Austria, Bulgaria
Jack, Faiyaz Jafri USA
Leaking Life, Shunsaku Hayashi Japan
Paella Atomar Nr. 9, Bernd Jünger Germany
Retired Vojtěch, Domlátil Czech Republic
Serial Parallels, Max Hattler Hong Kong SAR China
The Dawn of Ape, Mirai Mizue Japan
Urban Sphinx, Maria Lorenzo Spain
Wind, Dana Sink USA
Xylem, Michael Hughes United Kingdom

2019 Festival Coverage

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:



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  • From 05 May 2020 to 10 May 2020


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