FESTIVALS: Ten Animated Features Compete at Anifilm 2019

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TREBON: The international competition of feature films at the 2019 edition of the Czech festival of animated film Anifilm, running 7-12 May, includes the 3 m EUR Estonian/Belgian/Irish/UK Captain Morten and the Spider Queen directed by Kaspar Jancis and Henry Nicholson.

Ten films are competing for the main prize. The competition also includes the Polish/Spanish/Belgian/Hungarian/German film Another Day of Life directed by Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow.

The festival has been home base for the growing industry event CEE Animation Forum, formerly known as the Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF), which changed its name as the scope of the event has grown to encompass non-Visegrad partners. That event runs 6-8 May.

The international feature film competition films are:

Another Day of Life (Poland, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary)
Directed by Raul de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
Produced by Platige Films, Kanaki Films
Coproduced by Walking the Dog, Wüste Film, Animationfabrik, Pupperworks
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen (Estonia, Ireland, Belgium, UK)
Directed by Kaspar Jancis, Henry Nicholson, Riho Unt
Produced by Telegael, Calon, Grid Animation, Nukufilm
Supported by the Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Funan (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia)
Directed by Denis Do

Marnie’s World (Germany)
Directed by Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Mirai (Japan)
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Pachamama (France, Luxembourg, Canada)
Directed by Juan Antin

Ruben Brandt, Collector (Hungary)
Directed by Milorad Krstic

The Tower (Norway, France, Sweden)
Directed by Mats Grorud

The Wolf House (Chile)
Directed by Christobal Leon, Joaquin Cocina

Ville Neuve (Canada)
Directed by Felix Dufour-Laperriere