FESTIVALS: The 6th Anifilm Ready to Kick Off

    Rocks in My Pockets by Signe Baumane Rocks in My Pockets by Signe Baumane

    TREBON: The 6th edition of Anifilm International Festival for Animated Films will take place from 5 to 10 May.

    The festival will once again present current trends, methods, technologies and animation techniques. In its programme there are several competition sections: International Competition of Animated Feature Films (Films for Grown-ups and Films for Children), International Competition of Animated Short Films, International Competition of Student Animated Films, International Competition of Music Videos and International Competition for Non-narrative, Experimental and Boundary Forms of Animation.

    The sidebar consists of Focus/Fokus, Taking Stock/Bilance and Animo TV, while the Special Programme consists of seminars and lectures, works in progress, workshops and even a Game Day for professionals in animation and electronic arts. The festival will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to the animator and director Vlasta Pospíšilová.

    Anifilm is organised by ANIFILM spol. s r. o. and Citizens’ Association for the Support of Animated Film (Občanské sdružení pro podporu animovaného filmu).

    International Feature Competition for Grown-ups:

    Possessed (Spain)
    Directed by Sam Conflictivos

    Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar, United States)
    Directed by Roger Allers

    Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia, USA)
    Directed by Signe Baumane
    Production: Locomotive
    Supported by National Film Centre of Latvia

    Extraordinary Tales (Luxembourg, United States, Spain, Belgium)
    Directed by Raúl Garcia

    International Feature Competition for Children Film:

    Moomins on the Riviera (France, Finland)
    Directed by Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä

    The Song of the Sea (Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg)
    Directed by Tomm Moore

    Giovanni’s Island (Japan)
    Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Japan)
    Directed by Isao Takahata

    Beyond Beyond (Denmark, Sweden)
    Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen