Hundred years has gone since the artist, who evokes magic with the variety, significance and style of his work, was born in Pilsen…but, besides the magical influence he had on the developement of film puppet, the greatest amount of magic is in the enlivened material. Up untill our time, you can find this magic only at a few places…
Great Britain and its puppet magic: Barry Purves, Suzie Templeton, Aardman Animations…no one else can explain this better than Paul Wells (and he´s already used to celebrate Czech masters of animation with us, remember AniFest 2010?)
During our magical journey, we´re going further and further north through the Baltic region and saying hi to Antanas Janauskas, Nijolé Valadkevičiuté, Vladimir Leschiov, Signe Baumane and all other friend we met while traveling there…and no, we´re not heading to Russia. The closer we are, the more we regret that our Baltic mission is about to end this year.
Submit your work into one of the following categories.
This year, we opened one new category: non-narative and experimental animation.
There’s no entry fee and the deadline is 20th December 2012.
Online entry form HERE.
The competition categories announced for 2012 are:
STATUTORY COMPETITION CATEGORIES
NON-STATUTORY COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Due to the big succes last year, the second edition of Visegrad Exchange forum will take place at AniFest 2012. The forum serves as a platform for young animators and professionals from Eastern and Central Europe and it offers them a chance to present their projects to producers form Western Europe. Besides workshops and seminaries, the competition of school films from the Visegrad countries is also part of the Forum.
This year, we are again preparing various (though thematically connected) lectures and workshops. The leitmotiv is the puppet, contemporary authors of puppet animation, production and animation of puppets, in short – the life of a film puppet in 21st century. In the professional part of the program, there will be also other actual topics discussed with specialists, like in previous years ( Paul Wells, Dan Sarto, Otto Alder…). AniFest will once again become a platform for the study of magic world of animated film – animation studies.
It´s a fine tradition we plan to keep this year – there will be Schools of Animation, workshops, screening of bedtime stories from Czech TV as well as puppet theatre shows for the youngest visitors. If it’s not enough, they are welcome to visist the screenings of contemporary animated features.
Exhibitions will be also part of the accompanying programme – this year the most important one will be dedicated (unsurprisingly) to Jiří Trnka.
And there will be also music – you can dance or you can just listen, in any case you can relax your body as well as your mind at one of the concerts.