Call For Entries: Czech Republic’s 2012 AniFest

The organizers of International festival of animated films AniFest are happy to announce the 11th edition of the festival. AniFest 2012 will be held from 26th April to 1st June 2012 and will celebrate the magic of magic puppet and the centennary of puppet master Jiří­ Trnka.

You can submit your film into one of the following categories from 20st September till 20st December 2012.

Online entry from HERE.

STATUTORY COMPETITION CATEGORIES
• International Competition of Short Animated Films up to 5 Minutes in Length
• International Competition of Short Animated Films from 5 to 15 Minutes in Length
• International Competition of Short Animated Films from 15 to 60 Minutes in Length
• International Competition of Feature-length Animated Films

• International Competition of Student Animated Films
• International Competition of Animated Television Films and Series
• International Competition of Animated Commercials and Jingles
• International Competition of Animated Music Videos
• International Competition of Non-narative and Experimental Animated Films

• International Competition of Animated Films Made by Children up to 12 years of age

• International Competition of Animated Films Made by Children from 12 to 15 years of age
NON-STATUTORY COMPETITION CATEGORIES
• International Competition of Flipbooks
• International Competition of Short Animated School Films of the Visegrad countries

The accompanying programme will also concentrate on the leitmotiv of puppet. A selection of British stop-motion animation curated by Paul Wells will be presented. Our Baltic mission is about to end in Estonia in 2012. We are again preparing various (though thematically connected) lectures and workshops. The leitmotiv is — again – 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. And there’s another 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.

Besides concerts to relax your body and mind, exhibitions will be also part of the accompanying programme — next year the most important one will be dedicated (unsurprisingly) to Jiří­ Trnka.

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