About us

For 16 years now we have been meeting with enthusiastic animation filmmakers, educators and animation fans at the four-day international Animanie Festival for filmmakers under 26. This year, we are happy to meet you all at Moving Station in Pilsen.

We traditionally present competition films of individuals and school groups in Czechoslovak and foreign categories. In total, we will offer 150 short films from filmmakers from a record 33 countries. For those for whom the load of short films would not be enough, we will additionally screen a block of all the films awarded at this year’s Anifilm, plus two blocks of films from the exhibition Animation 70 – Seven Decades of Animation at UMPRUM.

The theme of this year’s festival, ON THE WAY, will be presented in the programme category of the same name, which will offer a number of films. Those English-friendly are as follows: A Colourful Dream, Karel Zeman’s A Journey into the Primeval Times, and all Anifilm blocks of short films. Run Lola, Run will be screened in German with English subtitles. Pre-sale is already available at https://1url.cz/@animanie.

In addition to film screenings, this year’s programme will offer animation workshops led by professionals and experienced lecturers, discussions with the jury in an informal environment for filmmakers and viewers, and a game section.

Our festival newspaper will be available throughout the festival, full of interviews and film and gaming tips.