If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
For those events that animation fans appreciate.
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Dear friends of animation,
AniFest 2011 - Call for Entries
The 10th edition of International Festival of Animated Films AniFest 2011 will be held in the Czech republic spa town of Teplice from 26th April to 1st May next year. You are welcome to submitt your short, long, TV or student films as well as commercials, jingles or music videos (finished after 1st January 2009) for AniFest 2011´s competitions on www.anifest.cz from 1st October 2010. All submissions must be received by 31 December 2010, 23:59 (UTC/GMT).
More at www.anifest.cz in News.
AniFest - International Festival of Animated Films, April 26 – May 1, 2011, Czech Republic
Newsletter - November 2010
We celebrate 100 years from the birth of Karel Zeman
Czech pioneer of fantastical films and visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman would turn 100 years old on 3rd November. His films like Journey to the beginning of time or A Deadly Invention belong to the history of the world cinema as the importance of Zlin master is compared to such filmmakers like Georges Méliès or George Lucas. The anniversary will be commemorated in Zeman´s native village called Ostroměř near the town of Nová Paka on 2nd November with a small celebration and presentation of a new stamp dedicated to the legendary artist. The event will be held in the Museum of Eduard Štorch and Karel Zeman with the Posters and memories exhibition that has already been installed there.
More at www.anifest.cz in News.
AniFest calls for projects of animated films
International Festival of Animated Films AniFest invites young filmmakers, artists, students and producers from East and Central Europe to submit their projects of short animated film to its Exchange Production Meeting.
More at www.anifest.cz in News.
Alois Nebel revives in Tobogang
Another animation studio, which we would like to present, is the Prague studio Tobogang (based in Bratislava), which was founded in 2004 by designer, animator and director Noro Držiak. Slovak-born (i.a. also member of the AniFest 2011 jury) made successful student films such as Ztraceny Danaus or The Great Sneezer and many TV jingles, spots, commercials and music videos. Since 2004 he is creating festival trailers for Febiofest and he also made a spot for TV programme called Kultura.cz for Czech Television channel Two. Among the music bands for which the TOBOGANG created video clips are the name Vypsaná fixa (Holka s lebkou), UDG (Kurtizána, Cowboy hiphop) or Tata Bojs (animated video projections for the Nanoalbum tour). The studio has also created several parts of the European pexeso TV series.
More at www.anifest.cz in News.
Lithuanian retrospective travers across Czech Republic
A unique retrospective of Lithuanian animation, screened at AniFest 2011 in Teplice, is now touring the Czech Republic and recapitulating Lithuanian animation history from 1913 to the present. The retrospective was already screened in Brno, Mělník, Třinec, Beroun, at Wolrdfest Grabštejn festival and now it´s heading to cinema Atlas in Prague (1 Nov), to České Budějovice (2 Nov), to Cvikov (5 Nov) and to Doksy (6 Nov).
More at www.anifest.cz in Echoes.
AniFest - International Festival of Animated Films, April 26 – May 1, 2011, CzechRepublic
Newsletter - December 2010
AniFest 2011 Jurors
The forthcoming 10th edition of AniFest will be extraordinary not only owing to its program and the number and quality of guests but also by the composition of two international juries.
More about members of juries at http://www.anifest.cz in News.
We are delighted that the patronage of the tenth anniversary AniFest took the Deputy Prime Ministr and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr Karel Schwarzenberg. We're also very honored that the patronage of the jubilee AniFest took the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CzechRepublic.
More at http://www.anifest.cz in News.
Czech Fimfárum 3 is heading in 3D to the cinemas in February
February 11th is the expected date of the 3rd and the last feature sequel of the puppet animation cycle Fimfárum to be entering the Czech cinemas. Unlike the first two parts the new adaptation of Jan Werich´s poetic stories will be released in stereoscopic 3D format. The fairy tales for kids as well as for adults bring to life again the wise humour, humanity and language of well known actor and writer Jan Werich who belongs to key figures of Czech culture of 20th century.
More at http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_i ... 3548463788
9th edition of Festival of Film Animation (PAF) in Olomouc
9 -12 December 2010, Olomouc, Czech Republic
SPECIAL GUESTS: British avant–garde film maker PETER GREENAWAY, experimental film director MARTIN ARNOLD (Austria) – presentation of his new film SOFT PALATE, audiovisual artist CARSTEN NICOLAI alias Alva Noto (Germany)
More at http://www.anifest.cz in News or at http://www.pifpaf.cz.
Jindřicha Plachty 28, 150 00 Praha 5
10th ANIFEST (26 April - 1 May, Czech Republic)
International festival of animated films: DEADLINE IS COMING!
THIS IS TO REMIND YOU THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILMS IN ANIFEST 2011 COMPETITIONS IS 31 DECEMBER 2010!
IF YOU’VE ALREADY FILLED OUT THE ENTRY FORM AND PROCESSED IT ELECTRONICALLY, PLEASE, BE ADVISED THAT WE STILL NEED THE COPY OF YOUR FILM FOR THE SELECTION COMMITTEE
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NO LATER THAN BY 31 DECEMBER 2010!
Dear friends of animation,
You are kindly invited to submit your film produced after 1st January 2009 in one of the following categories:
• Short animated films (up to 5/ 5 to 15/ 15 to 60 minutes in length)
• Feature-length animated films
• Animated television films and series
• Animated commercials and jingles
• Animated music videos
• Student animated films
• Animated films made by children (to 12/ 12 to 15 years old)
• Short animated films of the Visegrad countries schools
• Knauf Insulation Short animated films up to 60 minutes with environmental theme
• Knauf Praha Short animated films made by children with environmental theme
• Competition of flipbooks (will be opened in January 2011)
We would like to inform you that deadline for sections Films made by children, Knauf Insulation and Knauf Praha was extended – to 31st January 2011. For the rest categories still remains 31st December 2010.
Links to AniFest 2011 entry form
http://registrace.anifest.cz/entryform/ ... ssion.aspx
Regulations, statute please find in section “CREATORS”on our website www.anifest.cz .
COPY FOR SELECTION COMMITTEE PLEASE SEND TO OUR ADRESS:
AniFest Ltd. Jindricha Plachty 28
150 00 Prague 5
OR YOU CAN UPLOAD IT ON OUR FTP, in this case please contact by e-mail email@example.com
We are looking forward to your submission!
If you’ve already submitted your film, please, be advised that we still need a copy for selection committee as soon as possible, but not later than 31 December 2010!
Please – only if you haven´t already done it - send copy of your submitted film(s) to our address:
Jindricha Plachty 28, 150 00 Praha 5
Or you can upload it on our FTP ( in this case please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
International festival of animated films
April 26 - May 1, 2011
Newsletter January 2011
Selection for AniFest 11th of January to start
During the next two weeks in the Prague office of AniFest two selection committees will meet up and choose from more than 1500 films the competitors for this year´s festival. More about the members of the committees and the competition categories on http://www.anifest.cz in News or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/notes/ani-fest/ ... 5904185219.
AniFest shooting New Czech Amination contest projects
New Czech Animation (Nová animovaná tvorba, NAT), a competition project of AniFest Ltd. company, organizer of the international festival of animated films, reports the launch of three new animated films: Bramborová pohádka (Potatoe Story) by Martin Krkošek and Nina Rutová, Kronika Oldřicha S. (The Chronicle of Oldrich S.) by authors Jana Jurníčková and Rudolf Šmíd and Překvapení directed by Pavel Koutsky. Read more on http://www.anifest.cz in the News section or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?create ... 7060851770.
AniFest presents Czech animation in Russia
Three Russian cities will at the end of January host presentations of Czech animated production. Representatives of International festival of animated films Anifest will visit Moscow, Niznij Novgorod and Krasnojarsk in Siberia and present key works of the young generation of Czech artists born in 2002 and also the newest animated production from the years 2009 and 2010. Read more on http://www.anifest.cz in News or in the same section on http://www.czechanimation.cz.
Exposition of succesfull Czech animators in Madrid
Till the 14th of January 2011 exhibition called Pět statečných famáků (Five Brave Men from FAMU) is being held in the Czech Center in Madrid. More info about the exposition on http://www.czechanimation.cz in News.
AniFest to announce the Best Flipbook International Contest
From 3 January on begins this year´s competition for best flipbook. Single competitors as well as groups can enter their flipbooks in two categories: up to 15 years and 15 years and older. The exhibition of all flipbooks will be held during the festival and the jury composed of teachers and students of animation will choose three best flipbooks, which will be then filmed and projected during the closing ceremony. More info, entry form and rules on http://www.anifest.cz in the News and in the Competition section.
Dear friends and fans of animation,
we would like to invite you to jubilee 10th International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (26 April – 1 May 2011, Teplice, Czech Republic) and also to announce that it is already possible to get the accreditation online on http://www.anifest.cz from this day to 22 April 2011.
To get the accreditation please go to:
- for Festival Passes for public (individuals and newly for families too)
http://registrace.anifest.cz/webaccess/ ... itors.aspx
- for Festival Passes for film professionals and creators
http://registrace.anifest.cz/webaccess/ ... ustry.aspx
- for Media festival passes
http://registrace.anifest.cz/webaccess/ ... press.aspx
Public festival pass entitles the visitor to priority entry to all competition screenings, noncompetive screenings, seminaries and lectures, concerts and other accompanying events The accreditation is also valid for Opening and Closing Ceremony up to the capacity of the hall.
Film Professional pass is intended only for film industry workers. It includes priority entry to all competition screenings, noncompetive screenings, lectures & seminaries and the accompanying events. It also includes free entry to the Festival Club and to use the special services (info center, guest service, press center, video room). The accreditation is also valid for Opening and Closing Ceremony up to the capacity of the hall.
Festival passes prices:
6 days 590 CZK
3 days 390 CZK Family Pass 2 days 500 CZK
1 day 190 CZK Family Pass 1 day 350 CZK
If you accredit yourself till 31 March 2011, you´ll get 100 CZK discount from the full price.
Discounts for members of the Association of Czech Film Clubs, studentsm children from 6 to 15 years and holders of TP, ZTP/P licenses. Discounts can´t be combined. More information on http://www.anifest.cz.
Media pass is free and entitles its hodler to enter all festival venues. The accreditation is also valid for Opening and Closing Ceremony. It will be issued only upon presenting press ID card
For accreditation forms and more details please visit http://www.anifest.cz and the required section.
Among the attractions of this year festival belong extensive Latvian retrospective, Animé profile section, AniFest award-winning films and exhibition celebrating 10th anniversary of the festival or Making of… section, this time for example about Fantastic Mr.Fox. We are proud to announce that members of the selection committees will be well-known British animator Joana Quinn, big name of Latvian animation Vladimir Leschiov and legend of German animation Andreas Hykade. You´ll have a chance to meet these personages during their programs and presentations. The honorary president of the 10th AniFest is famous Czech filmmaker Michaela Pavlátová. AniFest also invites young filmmakers, artists, students and producers from East and Central Europe to submit their projects of short animated film to Exchange production forum (production meeting with international producers and pitching of new ideas) and to the promotional contest of school films from Visegrad countries.
We look forward to seeing you at the AniFest!
List of competition movies complete
The selection committees that met in the first two weeks of January in the AniFest Prague office finished their task and chose almost 350 movies into the competition of this year´s festival.
Read more about the most interesting movies, which entered the competition on www.anifest.cz in News section or on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/notes/ani-fest/ ... 7020030774.
For complete list of competition movies go to Creators section.
The deadline for submitting projects to the Visegrád Exchange Production Forum is extended to 15 March 2011!
International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (26 April - 1 May 2011, held in Teplice, http://www.anifest.cz ) invites young filmmakers, artists, students and producers from East and Central Europe to submit their projects of a short animated film to Visegrád Exchange Production Forum (meeting with international producers and pitching session) or to take part at professional workshops and lectures held by international producers and film professionals.
I. SUBMITTING A PROJECT INTO THE PITCHING
You are invited to submit your project using the form bellow according to the terms for submissions and regulations. Please enclose an authorisation of publishing your materials in the database of New Animation Projects.
The AniFest 2011 pitching will be held on 28th April 2011.
Terms for submitted cartoon and animation projects:
o The animated film project must be of short métrage (up to 30 minutes) with short description, directors statement and basic idea about visual form of the film.
o At least 50 percent of the film must be shot in one of the animation techniques or multimedia forms that uses the principles of animation film.
o The film project must have a director or a producer who could represent it at the festival pitching meeting.
o Filmmakers and producers do not pay any entry fee.
o The assured pre-financement is not necessary but the project should have an estimated, realistic budget.
You can submit your project of a new film for Pitching forum by filling the application form from the end of this document and sending it to email@example.com.
International Festival of Animated Films AniFest, Teplice
April 26 - May 1 2011
Newsletter March 2011
Academy Award winning producers visiting AniFest 2011
The visit of eminent French producers, including for example Nicolas Schmerkin (producer of the Academy Award winner Logorama) is now confirmed. Read more info about the interesting guest of this year´s Exchange Production Forum on http://www.anifest.cz in the News section or on Facebook
Program for specialists and film professionals
Rich acompanying programme for film professionals, specialists and students have always been a traditional part of AniFest. This year´s seminaries, workshops and lectures will deal with three fields: processing and technologies in animated production, history and theory of film animation and animation in computer games. Read more on http://www.anifest.cz in the News or Program section.
Car Tales in cinemas soon
The premiere is on 17th March. What is it about and why to go see it read on Facebook
Last call for flipbooks!
The deadline is on 31th March, to download the entry form and rules, go to http://www.anifest.cz to the Program/competition section.
New AniFest Facebook page
We would like to inform all fans of animation and AniFest, that our Facebook aktivity has moved to a new page called – surprisingly – „AniFest“. You can also join the group „AniFest – mAniFest animace“, where we inform about all animated events in Czech Republic. Our old Facebook profile is no longer active.
Jindřicha Plachty 28
150 00 Praha 5
26 April - 1 May 2011 in Teplice, Czech Republic
Do not miss the last chance to get your accreditation pass with discount 100 CZK – offer valid till 31 March 2011.
Get your accreditation pass today at http://www.anifest.cz
AniFest 2011 presents: Mask by Quay brothers • Crocodile by Kaspar Jancis • Big Bang Big Boom by Italian streetartist Blu • Eye Liner by the queen of independent American animation Joanna Priestley • Divers in the Rain by Pärns • Goodbye Mister Christie by Phil Mulloy • The Ugly Duckling by Garri Bardin and much more great films to be seen in the international competition.
AniFest 2011 will be also influenced by Japanese anime. Meet Shinichiro Watanabe or Yoko Kanno!
Our Baltic Mission continues – Latvia to be presented by Vladimir Lesciov.
Personal programs will present also Joanna Quinn with Michaela Pavlatova, Noro Drziak, Andreas Hykade and other jurymen.
A chance to present your own project at Exchange forum in front of Academy Award winning movie Logorama´s producer Nicolas Schmerkin or Ron Dyens from Sacrebleu Productions.
In case of any request, problem or question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in Teplice!
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