FESTIVALS: Anifilm 2023 Started in Liberec


    LIBEREC: The 22nd edition of the International Festival of Animated Films – Anifilm kicked off in Liberec, Czech Republic on 2 May 2023 and it is screening approximately 500 works till 7 May 2023.

    Ten films have been selected for the Long Animated Film Competition, including Hungary’s Four Souls of Coyote by Áron Gauder, Slovak/Czech The Websters Movie by Katarína Kerekesová, and My Love Affair with Marriage (Latvia, United States, Luxembourg) directed by Signe Baumane.

    As usual, the Official Selection also includes international competitions for short films, student films, abstract and non-narrative animations, music videos, VR films and computer games.

    The Czech Horizon holds competitions for short films, student films, music videos, commissioned works and series.

    The festival is also hosting the Creatoola Animarket 2023, the biggest animation networking event in the Czech Republic, which welcomes professionals in the field of animation, VFX, and VR / AR TV.

    Anifilm is organised by the Citizens’ Association for the Support of Animated Film (OSPAF).

    Long Animated Film Competition:

    Ernest and Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia (France)
    Directed by Jean-Christophe Roger, Julien Cheng

    Three Robbers and a Lion (Norway)
    Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen

    Four Souls of Coyote (Hungary)
    Directed by Áron Gauder
    Produced by Cinemon Entertainment
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI)

    No Dogs or Italians Allowed (France)
    Directed by Alain Uguetto

    My Love Affair with Marriage (Latvia, United States, Luxembourg)
    Directed by Signe Baumane
    Produced by Studio Locomotive
    Coproduced by The Marriage Project LLC, Antevita Films
    Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Film Fund Luxembourg, New York State Council on the Arts, New York’s Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, BBPostHouse Riga, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, H. O. Peet Foundation, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Ravenal Foundation Grant of New York Women in Film & Television, Creative Europe MEDIA

    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (France, Luxembourg, Canada, the Netherlands)
    Directed by Pierre Földes

    Unicorn Wars (Spain, France)
    Directed by Alberto Vásquez

    The Websters Movie (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Katarína Kerekesová
    Produced by Fool Moon
    Coproduced by 13kaProgressive FXRTVS,  the Czech Television
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film Fund

    Perlimps (Brazil)
    Directed by Alê Abreu

    Yuku and the Himalayan Flower (France)
    Directed by Rémi Durin, Arnaud Demuynck