• The winners for the 8th edition of Anibar International Animation Festival

    International Competition Winner Nothing Happens by Michelle and Uri Kranot, from Denmark The subject of the film comments on our modern society’s observing nature— something is always happening everywhere while we all turn a blind eye. Hypnotised with an extraordinary mise en scène, we wake up too late to act. We all heard the shot.   Special Mentions The Ogre by Laurene Braibant from France In this beautifully designed and animated...



    by  Anibar  |  23rd August

  • Closing of Anibars 8th edition

    It’s  time to close one of the most successful editions of the festival, proving that Anibar this year has shown itself more than an animation festival. This year, during these 7 days filled with activities, there were over 300 animated films that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of the animation world, associated with the unique atmosphere that has offered four cinemas of the festival. With 11 special programs that have enabled the space for further development with professionals in the...



    by  Anibar  |  21st August

  • Cartoon Brew – The most popular online animation magazine writes about Anibar – The International Animation Festival in Peja

    Cartoon Brew, a website for animation news, every day since 2004 has been publishing new articles, descriptions and critiques about new trends in the animation industry. For many animators this website is known as an essential animation blog and a page that is visited for the latest news in animation. In its latest article, this magazine has written about the 8th edition of Anibar, describing this festival as very important for the culture of its city, Peja, and acknowledging the engagement in...



    by  Anibar  |  19th August

  • Q&A with the filmmakers, to learn what’s behind the films you’ll be watching at ANIBAR

    Q&A Frame Order Questions & Answers is a part of the program where filmmakers, after the film presentations are open to answering the public’s questions. Dutch Retrospective - which will be a part of a very diverse and full program of the 8th edition of Anibar, will be dedicated to Frame Order studio from Utreht which is known for their short and special yet funny animations. One of the main people of the studio, Joost Lieuwma will be present in Pejë to conduct a Q&A after the...



    by  Anibar  |  13th August

  • Series of lectures on the history of the animated film of Eastern Europe countries by Olga and Michal Bobrowski at Peja’s Art Gallery

    Anibar will hold a series of lectures with the purpose to develop the knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of animated film,by focusing on analyzing and interpreting animated films through different periods of history. Its aim is to deepen the knowledge of Eastern and Central Europe culture and history, to discern political, social and philosophical contexts characteristic of the films’ cultural origin, and to practice skills of creative writing, storytelling and animating. The...



    by  Anibar  |  13th August

  • Oscar Nominee animated films come to Anibar as featured films

    Almost in every edition of Anibar, besides the short films in the competition, there are also long featured films which this year happen to be some of the bests of 2016, two of them which are Oscar Nominees and winners of other different awards.   My life as  a Zucchini, an Oscar nominee for the best animated film of 2016, is a film with extremely high ratings, which is about an orphan who after the disappearance of his mother ends up at a foster home, among other children his age. The...



    by  Anibar  |  11th August

  • Coffee and Talks

    In line with the tradition in our country, at 13:00 we drink coffee and discuss our favorite subjects. During the week of the festival (14-20 of August) every day at Exit Bar we will gather to discuss films, techniques, details, animation, movement, and everything that surrounds an animated film. Coffee and Talks are meetups organized with the purpose to bring together audience and the people behind the films. This place will serve as a way, to meet, answer questions, share work, tips, tutorials,...



    by  Anibar  |  10th August

  • Malcolm Turner – Director of Melbourne International Animation Festival comes to Anibar with two presentations

    Malcolm Turner, the director of Melbourne International Animation Festival will be with us at the 8th edition of Anibar, to give presentations on two special programs which he has curated for the festival. Malcolm is bringing to Anibar the Grendel Grendel Grendel film by Alex Stitt, which is based on the novel with the same title. First he will introduce the film, talk about the director and also share 2 copies of Alex Stitt’s books to the spectators. The second presentation will be a shorter...



    by  Anibar  |  9th August


    In our full and thorough program of this year’s Anibar, for the second consecutive year we expect the new filmmaker talents from Eastern and Central Europe. These films are collected in a selection of Visegrad Animation Forum where the most promising filmmakers of 2017 have been awarded based on what was created the aforementioned program which promotes these filmmakers outside the Visegrad countries, one of which happens to be Kosovo too. Before the film program will be a presentation which...



    by  Anibar  |  8th August

  • Festival Friends at Anibar

    Fest Anca, Annecy and PAF animation festivals are friends of Anibar, and this year they will be part of special programs with one program each where they will be showing their best animations of last two years.   First program which is going to be presented on 15 August starting from 12pm in Jusuf Gervalla cinema , is “Best of Annecy“, where will be shown best 10 films of Annecy 2017 festival.   The second which will be presented is from Fest Amca, “Best of Anca”,...



    by  Anibar  |  7th August

  • Anibar presents the jurors for its 8th edition

    Anibar International Animation Festival today announces its jurors for the 8th edition, comprised of a group of critically acclaimed, accomplished, and award-winning animators. Divided among the four competitive Festival categories, this year the jury will evaluate 90 films reflecting the diversity of this years program, which showcases animation in all its forms.   The Grand Jury: Aneta Ozorek-  Poland Georges Schwizgebel- Switzerland Gerta Xhelo- America Pedro...



    by  Anibar  |  6th August

  • Gerta Xhelo, producer of short animations at TED Ed presenting at Anibar

    TED Ed is TED’s youth and educational platform, whose mission is to ‘’spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world.”. TED-ed produces short, award-winning animated videos about ideas that foster curiosity and encourage learning for millions of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed’s animated content is informational and accessible to learners of all ages, as well as visually beautiful and artfully created.   Gerta Xhelo is the Content Producer...



    by  Anibar  |  5th August

  • Anibar organizing 5 animation workshops – call for participants open

    On these warm vacation days 15-19 August, young people from age 11-18 to students over the age of 18, have the opportunity to participate and get involved in Anibar workshops and learn new things in the field of cinematography, improve their animation and artistic skills and also to meet professionals in the field and other young people their age who share the same interests.   For the first time Anibar is organizing 5 different animation workshops that will teach different techniques...



    by  Anibar  |  3rd August

  • A taste of The Wind Rises and Wolf Children – Aya Suzuki Masterclass on her work with famous feature animations

    At the 8th edition of Anibar with plenty of big names in the animation field, the festival is pleased to host Aya Suzuki, a Japanese/British animator, layout and story artist that has worked on big film titles such and different famous animation studios. Suzuki has started her career on an animation festival, after which she had the chance to work with famous names like Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon, Mamoru Hosoda, and Sylvain Chomet (the latter is the French director of Belleville Rendez - Vous and...



    by  Anibar  |  2nd August

  • Dutch focus at Anibar

    The Netherlands will be presented this year at Anibar edition 8 with 2 special programs and one retrospective. The special programs are curated along the lines of Light Dutch Animation and Dark Dutch Animation, with the first one including the funniest and lightest animations whereas the second one will be screening films with more serious tones.

    The Dutch retrospective will be dedicated to Frame Order studio from Utreht that is...



    by  Anibar  |  1st August

  • Anibar is hosting Georges Schwizgebel retrospective this year in Peja

    It's the first time in Kosovo for Georges Schwizgebel, and of course he is here for Anibar International Animation Festival, to expose its 46-year experience to those who are interested in animation. Georges Schwizgebel films are swirling journeys through space and time as we move in real time. His films have won him many awards that have made him known all around the world of animation and beyond: ''Best Short Film'' on Swiss Film Prize, while with ''Romance'', a co-production of the National...



    by  Anibar  |  31st July

  • Anibar reveals its eighth edition film programme

    Anibar International Animation Festival introduces its full film program for the eighth edition of the festival. 213 films were selected to compete in International, Student, Balkan, and Animated Music Videos competitions, whereas out of competition programs are Panoramas, Kids, and Teen programs. France, UK, Poland, Belgium, and USA have the highest numbers of films selected.   To navigate the interactive film program click in this link http://anibar.org/program/ To...



    by  Anibar  |  21st July

  • Anibar hap thirrjen për akreditim të mediave

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    by  Anibar  |  20th July

  • Training of trainers – Animation Workshop in Peja

    A training of trainers is taking place between 14th to 17th of July in cinema Jusuf Gervalla with Polish tutor Robert Sowa.


    Kosovar trainers are being trained in developing new workshop methodologies adaptable only for Kosovo model. The outcome of the workshop will be a manual that will serve for the next years for Kosovar animation and production development.


    The workshop is being organized...



    by  Anibar  |  15th July

  • Call for Festival Volunteers

    It’s festival time again! That’s right, the 8th edition of the Anibar International Animation Festival will take place 14 until 20 of August. We are, once again, searching for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team for 15 days and help make this year’s festival our biggest and most successful yet. As a volunteer, you will be part of a group of like-minded individuals who want to help their community prosper. You will be involved in all aspects of the festival preparation....



    by  Anibar  |  4th July