Anibar, an organization that was created after the formation of Anibar International Animation Festival, which this year in August has completed the eighth edition as one of the most successful ones, is starting a new program called Anibar Animation Academy.
This program is the first in Kosovo that will serve for young students to improve their vocational skills in the field of animation. The academy will work in the city of Peja at the Anibar space at the Cinema Jusuf Gërvalla.
Anibar Animation Academy aims to provide an education program for building a new generation of animators from Kosovo, exposing young people to animated film as a form of art. In animation, creators have unlimited freedom in exploring different cultures, expressing thoughts and ideas, and combining the visual and creative side with the stories. This program will serve as an extracurricular program for secondary school students in the city of Peja, especially the secondary school of arts in Peja.
From November the functionalization of the Anibar Animation Academy will begin. The program is designed to give students basic skills on animated film during an initial three months period of time for the first group of students. During this time, students will have the opportunity to take advanced skills in three traditional animation techniques such as Rotoscope Animation, Puppet Animation, and Cutout Animation. As a final product after the end of the program, short animated films will be produced. The Animation Academy plans to continue with a work plan throughout the year with three months programs within a year. Lectures will be held by local and international tutors who are professionals in the field of animation.
In the process of creating an animated film, the work will be in groups, going through the stages of creating an animated film such as creating storyboards, character design, designing scenes and backgrounds, animating and photographing characters, editing, and production of the film.
Among other things, students will also have the opportunity to learn about animation history for various animators, learn about digital cameras, animation software, montage software, and editing skills.