Anibar International Animation Festival announces its 2021 program!

Anibar International Animation Festival is happy to announce the artistic program for its 12th  edition this year. From the 23rd until the 30th of July, we'll present around 300 animated films out of 1413 submitted 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.

For this edition, Anibar will have the world premieres of:
-"The Raft" by Marko Mestrovic, as part of the Balkan Competition.
- "Error" by Lucie Vostárková as part of the Student Competition.
- The second premiere after the Cannes Film Festival of "Red Shoes" by Anna Paděrová, in the Student Competition.

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

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Anibar's 12th edition will be hybrid. This means Anibar International Animation Festival can be visited both live and online. Live, we welcome you to our cinemas in Peja, Kosovo: three outdoor and two indoor. Online, visitors can watch all our movies on our digital platform on

This way, we'll be able to both offer our visitors the pleasant experience they are used to from our festival, while also making sure we're all staying safe in these tumultuous times. And the hybrid format offers a unique chance: it means that more people than ever have the chance to experience the Anibar International Animation Festival.

We will be announcing the festival theme, jury, special programs, presentations and all the other related activities very soon. So keep an eye out on further updates until we meet this summer!

Anibar Animation Festival opens media accreditation, both live and online

Dear media,

Anibar International Animation Festival is almost here, so come join in on all the cheer! As we make the final touches for the icing on the festival cake, we can never forget our beloved collaborators: journalists. That's why we have officially opened the doors for you to apply for media accreditation for our festival. Since the festival is hybrid, it's possible to get accredited for both the live festival in the city of Peja, Kosovo, as well as get accreditation for our online festival. 

The accreditation for Anibar Animation Festival 2021 (23-30 July 2021) offers you:

  • the ability to watch all the festival films;
    · meetings and interviews with well-known international guests and filmmakers;
    · follow-up the discussion panels;
    · for live accreditation: accommodation in Peja for easier access to the festival;

    To apply for accreditation, please provide us with the following details by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
    · The name of the media company;
    · Name and surname of the journalist (and cameraman/photographer);
  • If you'd like to visit the festival live or online;
    · For live accreditation: The data your team would like to stay at the festival;

For live accreditation, the deadline for application is the 16th of July. If you have any additional questions regarding the accommodation process feel free to contact me via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about this edition, please check out our programtheme and trailer or take a look at our website in general.

If you don't want to get accredited, but would still like to write about Anibar, let me know! I'd be happy to set up any type of content you'd like to make and provide you with information, interviews, or whatever you need for the angle you've got in mind. 

Kind regards,

Evelien van der Kooi


Media Team

Anibar International Animation Festival

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