Anifilm Festival in Liberec Draws Record Crowd, Honors 'Chicken for Linda!'

The 23rd Anifilm festival in Liberec, Czech Republic, attracted a record 36,000 visitors and showcased diverse animated works. The festival's main prize was awarded to "Chicken for Linda!", with other winners in short film, student film, and VR categories.

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Anifilm Festival in Liberec Draws Record Crowd, Honors 'Chicken for Linda!'

Anifilm Festival in Liberec Draws Record Crowd, Honors 'Chicken for Linda!'

The 23rd edition of the Anifilm international animated film festival in Liberec, Czech Republic, concluded on Saturday evening with an impressive turnout of 36,000 visitors, attracts, record, number, visitorssetting a new record in the festival's history. The six-day event showcased a diverse range of animated works, including feature films, shorts, student projects, and VR experiences.

The festival's main prize was awarded to the Italian-French co-production "Chicken for Linda!" (Linda chce kuře!), directed by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach. The heartwarming comedy follows Paulette, a hardworking single mother who attempts to reconnect with her daughter Linda by promising to cook her favorite chicken dish, despite her lack of culinary skills.

In the short film category, "Zima" (Winter), a Polish production by Tomek Popakul and Kasumi Ozeki, took home the news, may, top honor. The film presents a mosaic portrait of a small fishing village, exploring the interdependence between humans and animals.

Other notable winners include "Východní déšť" (Eastern Rain) by Milly Yencken from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn for Best Student Film, "Crypto(zoïque)" by Côme Lorans for Best Non-Narrative and Abstract Animation, and "Imperator" by Marion Burger and Ilan Cohen for Best VR Film.

The festival, which took place in Liberec for the fifth time, featured a total of 10 feature films, 28 short films, 26 student films, 25 music videos, 22 abstract and non-narrative films, and 12 VR projects, as well as 15 computer games. The audience award went to the student film "I Will Die in This House" by Adriana Bendžalová from the University of Zlín.

The Anifilm festival continues to grow in popularity, attracting animation enthusiasts from around the world. This year's record-breaking attendance and the diverse range of award-winning films highlight the festival's significance in the animation industry and its role in promoting innovative and thought-provoking works.

Key Takeaways

  • Anifilm festival in Liberec, Czech Republic, attracts a record 36,000 visitors.
  • "Chicken for Linda!" wins the festival's main prize for best feature film.
  • "Zima" takes home the top honor in the short film category.
  • Other winners include "Východní déšť" (Best Student Film) and "Crypto(zoïque)" (Best Non-Narrative).
  • The festival showcases 10 feature films, 28 shorts, and more, highlighting its significance in the animation industry.