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The best of “Animation Workshop” and “Famu” at Anibar x

In addition to numerous presentations, this jubilee edition of Anibar tends to bring in Kosovo the most professional schools of animation, in order to educate the younger generation for art and film, and especially for animation.

In this regard, 7 special programs of this year contain the best movies from Animation Workshop and FAMU 2013-2018. Both of these presentations will bring the best of the animated movies from students in Denmark and Czech Republic.

The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) is an animation film school founded in 1989 and located in Viborg, Denmark. It is Scandinavia’s leading animation institution with activities in the areas of education, culture, communication, and business. This screening is a selection of films from The Animation Workshop’s Bachelor Program in Animation and consists of graduation films by third-year students, NGO films made by second-year students and professional films from the artists in resident at Open Workshop.

Films to be screened from best of “Animation Workshop” are:

  • Wrap it Up
  • Desert
  • Between Walls
  • Bacchus
  • Nothing Happens
  • Vermine
  • Tsunami
  • The Applicant
  • Solar Walk
  • Mask
  • Less Than Human
  • ForgetMeNot
  • Egg

Curator of this presentation will be Morten Thorning, general director of “The Animation Workshop”

Morten Thorning, Center Director of The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, is the founder of The Animation Workshop (TAW), which is now more than 25 years old. Since the early beginning, Morten has been constantly pursuing and implementing new ideas for the school. He has been the leading force in bringing the educational level and atmosphere of The Animation Workshop to the level it is today.

Best of Animation Workshop will be presented on Wednesday (July 17, 2019), starting at 14:00 at Cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” in Peja.

While from Czech Republic comes FAMU school, established in 1946 as one of three branches of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. FAMU is the fifth oldest school in the world, and the language used for lecture in most FAMU courses is Czech, and in some of them it includes English as well.

FAMU it is highly respected and it is constantly selected from “The Hollywood Reporter” as one of the best animation schools in the world. At the dawn of the 1960s, FAMU was the birthplace of the young artists movement which later became known as Czech New Wave, er, constituted Czech film’s hitherto most significant contribution to world cinematography and brought to Czechoslovakia- among other – two Oscars for best foreign films.

FAMU’s Department of Animation (KAT) will turn 30 next year. Therefore, in the 10th addition of Anibar, we have the honor and pleasure to present a selection of recent project conducted by students of this school. During our festival’s week, we will screen the best movies created by students within 5 years.

Films to be screened from best of “FAMU 2012-2018” are:

  • Little Cousteau
  • Mythopolis
  • Happy
  • End
  • Entangled
  • The Shadow over Prague
  • Fishermen
  • Oasis
  • Bloody Fairy Tales

Curator of film programme at FAMU, Alexandra Hroncová, is graduated from The Charles University in Prague, Department of Film Studies. She is responsible for festival agenda at FAMU, as well as for FAMU films distribution. She is taking care of festival strategies for FAMU films and helps them to travel around the world.

Best of FAMU 2013 – 2018 will be screened on Sunday (July 21, 2019), starting at 14:00 at Cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” in Peja.

The Special Program Best of FAMU 2013-2018 is being organized within the project “Development of animation culture between Western Balkans and Visegrad Group” implemented by Anibar and Civil Association for the Support of the Animated Film, Primanima Ltd.,Institute of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – Film and TV School – Department of Animated Film.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.