FNE at Anifilm 2013: Ten Films Screening in Two Competitions

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TREBON: Two American films, two Spanish films and one Czech films are among the ten film selected to compete in the adult animation and the children’s animation sections at the 4th edition of Anifilm, running 3-8 May 2013 in the South Bohemian spa town of Trebon.  

The five films in the competition of animated films for adults are: A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett (UK); Fat Bald Short Man directed by Carlos Osuna (Columbia); It’s Such a Beautiful Day directed by Don Hertzfeldt (US); Consuming Spirits directed by Chris Sullivan (US); and O Apóstolo directed by Fernando Cortizo (Spain).

The five films competing in the animated children’s films section are: Goat Story 2 directed by Jan Tománek (Czech Republic, Art and Animation Studio); Day of the Crows directed by Jean-Christophe Dessaint (Belgium); Zarafa directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie (France); Jelly T directed by Michael Hegner (Denmark); and Tad, the Lost Explorer directed by Enrique Gato (Spain).

On the industry side, the festival will host a Visegrad Animation Forum. The 2013 forum has invited TV representatives for a roundtable discussion on animation coproductions and a pitching session of TV series. 

Young animators will be on display in the Czech and Slovak competition of student films, as well as in a presentation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s film school presented by Tim Decker. 

Retrospectives include a survey of 60 years of Zagreb Film and a selection of the very earliest Czech animated films, dating back to the 1920’s.