Animateka International Animated Film Festival
|Animateka - mednarodni festival animiranega filma|
|Tugomerjeva 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 5 997 1747|
|Organised by||2 Reels - Association for Reanimation of Storytelling|
|Frequency||Annual (2020 edition taking place online)|
|Festival dates||7.12.2015 - 13.12.2015|
5.12.2016 - 11.12.2016
4.12.2017 - 10.12.2017
3.12.2018 - 9.12.2018
2.12.2019 - 8.12.2019
30.11.2020 - 9.12.2020
|Igor Prassel, Programme Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 31 836 431|
|Katja Hohler, Executive Producer|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 572 837|
|Petra Meterc, Public relations, Promotion|
|Andreja Goetz, Slon, Young Audience Programme coordinator|
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- 3 February to 11 February 2017
Screenings of Nighthawk by Finta) in the international competition programme, several short films and presentations of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival and the Kraken Film Society, with producer (Strup Productions) and director at Euro Connections at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival at , , , , in ,
- 2 February to 6 February 2015
The Slovenian Film Centre, Animateka, and Kraken at the 30th Short Film Market at the 37th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival at in ,
- 22 October to 26 October 2013
Contemporary Slovene Animation including the comics exhibition I Feel Great and films Stripburger (Strip Core, Forum Ljubljana) in Motion, Patty, Short Film in Perverses, Work, Wall of Sighs, Chicory ‘n’ Coffee, EX PASSU, Lovesick, Katalena: Ta aldowska, Koyaa – The Extraordinary, and The Last Lunch, with (Animateka International Animated Film Festival) as curator of the programme at the PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations in ,
- 12 July 2012
Films by Finta) and selected international authors featured by Animateka at the Espressofilm; a discussion with Animateka programme director , supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna, in ,
programme (Lovesick and Last Minute) (
- 2 May to 7 May 2011
Selected Slovene and East European animated films from the Animateka International Animated Film Festival at
programme in ,
Animateka's roots go back to the 1990s when the Slovenian Cinematheque introduced a special monthly programme (curated by , who later became the director and the main selector of the Animateka festival) focusing on animated film.
Among the sections, 3 are competitive: the Competition Programme; Elephant in Competition; and European Young Talents Competition. The Competition Programme's focus on contemporary animated film production from Central and Eastern European countries garners Animateka a great deal of attention in the larger international context. The Elephant in Competition programme focuses on animated film production meant for young audiences and attracts huge international attention.
Each year, an international 5-member-jury, composed of artists, festival curators and/or scholars confers the main festival award and five special mentions (one from each member). The main festival award, the Animateka Grand Prix, goes to one or two selected works from the Competition Programme, whilst each member of the jury is able to confer a Special Mention to another film of his or her choice from the Competition Programme.
The jury composed of selected representatives from the audience bestows the Slovenian Animated Film Association Audience Award (to any film from the entire festival programme), while the children's jury grants the Elephant Award for the selected work from the Elephant in Competition Children's programme. A Special Mention is also given by a student jury.
As its first guest, the Animateka residency programme hosted and presented Danijel Žeželj (Croatia/USA) in 2004. During the years that followed artists in resident included: Lars Fiske (Norway); M. S. Bastian (Switzerland); Koji Yamamura (Japan); Georges Schwizgebel (Switzerland); Matti Hagelberg (Finland); Priit Pärn (Estonia); Max Andersson (Sweden), a filmmaker and comics author (contributing to Stripburger magazine since 1999); Julie Doucet (Canada); Theodore Ushev (Bulgaria/Canada); Akinori Oishi (Japan); Rosto (The Netherlands); Joni Männistö (Finland); Caroline Sury (France) and Edmunds Jansons (Latvia). The graphic design for festival editions has been usually created by the artists-in-residence.
Animateka also brings an abundant accompanying programme. It includes the AnimatekaPRO conference for professionals from the field, puppet performances, VR animations, concerts, workshops of animation, exhibitions of animation related drawings (at the premises of Kinodvor, sometimes also in cooperation and on the premises of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana). As Animateka hosts many authors of the films in competition as well as other guests, public talks, working breakfasts or midnight gatherings are organised mainly at Kinodvor Café.
Since 2015, Animateka has run also the so-called Poletna Animateka, a summer programme of animated film screenings at the Metelkova museums platform or on Gornji trg, and a series of workshops of flip-book creation and pixelation technique events around town.
In 2010, the Animateka festival initiated the Cartoon East project which connects six regional festivals: Animafest Zagreb (Croatia), Animateka Ljubljana (Slovenia), anim'est Bucarest (Romania), Balkanima Belgrade (Serbia), Banja Luka International Animation Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and FestAnča Žilina (Slovakia). The East European Animation Award is bestowed to one of the short films, nominated by each participating country. The first award went to Croatian artists Veljko Popović and Svjetlan Junaković for the film My Way.
- 2 Reels - Association for Reanimation of Storytelling
- Kinodvor Cinema
- Slovenian Cinematheque
- Izolanima - Slovene Animation Festival (currently defunct)
- Animateka International Animated Film Festival website
- Regulations for the 2019 Animateka competition (PDF)
- AnimaWeb contest website
- Animafest Zagreb festival website