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Anibar Announces 2021 Program of Artistic Animation

Anibar Int'l Animation Festival
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Anibar Announces 2021 Program of Artistic Animation

Anibar International Animation Festival announces the program for its 12th edition, taking place July 23-30, as a hybrid event both live in Peja, Kosovo and online. The 2021 fest will present around 300 animated films, selected from 1,413 submissions 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.

The Raft

The Raft

This year, Anibar will be presenting world premieres for The Raft by Marko Mestrovic in the Balkan Competition, and Error by Lucie Vostárková (FAMU) in the Student Competition. The Kosovan animation confab will also host the secondary premiere (after the Cannes Film Festival) for Red Shoes by Anna Paděrová (FAMU), also in the Student Competition.

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



The International Competition selected shorts are:

  • Affairs of the Art (U.K.)
  • All Her Dying Lovers (Germany)
  • De Berde (Sweden)
  • Crab (Iran)
  • Easter Eggs (Belgium)
  • Forever (U.S.)
  • The Fourth Wall (Iran)
  • The Hangman at Home (Denmark)
  • Have a Nice Dog! (Germany)
  • Hide (Hungary)
  • Horacio (France)
  • Invisibles (Romania)
  • Kill Your Idioms (U.S.)
  • Little Hilly (Taiwan)
  • Machinal (Canada)
  • My Galactic Twin Galaction (Russia)
  • Normal (France)
  • Not for Money, Not for Love, Not for Nothing (U.K.)
  • Pilar (Netherlands)
  • Precious (France)
  • Revolykus (Germany)
  • See Me (Netherlands)
  • Sogni al Campo (France)
  • Souvenir Souvenir (France)
  • The Train Driver (Germany)
  • Urban Sphinx (Spain)
  • Wet & Soppy (Ireland)
  • What Resonates in Silence (France)
  • Yolk (France)

Links to all the competition and non-competition programs available here.

Red Shoes

Red Shoes

The 12th Anibar festival will be presented live in the medieval city of Peja at three outdoor and two indoor cinemas, while visitors around the world can tune into the film selection on the digital platform at Despite the uncertainties and challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s hybrid presentation does offer a chance for more people than ever before to discover what the Balkan toon celebration has to offer.


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