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Anibar International Animation Festival announces its 2021 program!

From the 23rd until the 30th of July, we’ll present around 300 animated films

Anibar International Animation Festival is happy to announce the artistic program for its 12th edition this year. From the 23rd until the 30th of July, we’ll present around 300 animated films out of 1413 submitted from all over the world! The films will be divided into nine categories. Six of these categories are competitions: the International Competition, Student Competition, Balkan Competition, Animated Music Video Competition, Feature Film Competition, and the Human Rights Category. The three other categories are non-competitive: Panorama Out Of Competition, Kids & Teen Program, and Experimental Special Program.

For this edition, Anibar will have the world premieres of:
“The Raft” by Marko Mestrovic, as part of the Balkan Competition.
“Error” by Lucie Vostárková as part of Student Competition.
The second premiere after the Cannes Film Festival of “Red Shoes” by Anna Paděrová, in the Student Competition.

This year’s program includes films that have been screened, nominated, and won awards at many festivals such as Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Animafest Zagreb, Kaboom, Fantoche, Anifilm, Stuttgart Trickfilm International Animated Film Festival, and many more.

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Anibar’s 12th edition will be hybrid. This means Anibar International Animation Festival can be visited both live and online. Live, we welcome you to our cinemas in Peja, Kosovo: three outdoor and two indoor. Online, visitors can watch all our movies on our digital platform on online.anibar.org.

This way, we’ll be able to both offer our visitors the pleasant experience they are used to from our festival, while also making sure we’re all staying safe in these tumultuous times. And the hybrid format offers a unique chance: it means that more people than ever have the chance to experience the Anibar International Animation Festival.

We will be announcing the festival theme, jury, special programs, presentations and all the other related activities very soon. So keep an eye out on further updates until we meet this summer!