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Animateka 2013 call is open – join the 10th edition!


This December the Animateka international animated film festival is celebrating the 10th anniversary. With daring and colourful designs of the renowned versatile Canadian visual artist Theodore Ushev, Animateka 2013 is officially opening the call for short animated films in the Regional Short Animated Film Competition Programme, the European Student Competition Programme, and The Elephant in Competition Film Programme.

You can submit your application online right here or send it the old fashioned way by mail. Before you do, we invite you to read the rules and regulations.

The deadline for applications is September 15th.

But there’s more! To accompany the main Call for films, this year there will be also a brand new AnimaWeb competition, redesigned for this special jubilee occasion – with AnimaWeb 2013 we’ll be looking for the best animated Happy 10th anniversary greeting card!

The best animated greetings will be shown at the festival before the screenings. More information soon to follow on the AnimaWeb website.

The Animateka 2012 documentary


Half way between the 9th and the 10th edition of our festival we bring you a short documentary about Animateka 2012!

Animated shorts from the Caroline Leaf paint-on-glass workshop


In December 2012 Animateka proudly hosted a paint-on glass workshop of one of the great artists of animation, Caroline Leaf.

The workshop took place in the Museum of modern art in Ljubljana. In only five days the participants produced these great animated shorts.

Animateka wishes you a Happy new year!


Dear Friends,

May the coming year be highlighted with wishes granted and plans fulfilled,
May each day bring you something simply beautiful,
Each week a new reason for optimism,
And each month a new victory.
May 13 be your lucky number!

We wish you a lot of good animation, joyous holidays and a happy new year!



The Animateka 2012 winners are revealed!


On today's Animateka 2012 closing ceremony this year's winners have just been revealed!

Maestro® Jury Grand Prix:

What Happens When Children Don't Eat Soup, Paweł Prewencki

This hypnotic film takes us on a mysterious journey into the imagination of two children.
Dramatic music and striking imagery combine to create an enigmatic and haunting film.

Maestro® Audience Award:
Big House, Kristjan Holm

University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana Award for best European student animated film:
Head Over Heels, Timothy Reckart

The jury was convinced by the well-constructed story, surprising implementation and the unexpected ending that leaves no one cold. An exceptional achievement in animation.

Giga + Nano Award for the Elephant Children's Programme, donated by T2:
The Little Bird and the Leaf, Lena von Döhren

During the festival week we watched 33 short animated films. We enjoyed watching every single one of them, as they were really very good. However, it was our goal to choose the best one. When making the selection, we did not only pay attention to what made us laugh the most, but also to what animation technique, image, and sound were used and what the story was like. The choice was by no means easy. We were choosing between Much Better Now, Bo-Tu's Drum, Miriam's Food Processor and The Little Bird and the Leaf. Eventually, we opted for The Little Bird and the Leaf as the most convincing of them. We liked the story as well as the technique used to make the film.

The AnimaWeb contest award went to the film tape loading error by the portuguese author Sandra Araujo. She will recieve a Nokia 808 PureView smartphone and is invited to Animateka 2013.

Jury special mentions:

Otto Alder: Villa Antropoff, Kaspar Jancis, Vladimir Leschiov
For its controversial treatment of a fundamental and global matter and its relevant graphic style and tearing pace.

Michaela Muller: We may meet, we may not, Skirma Jakaite
Zaradi močne kombinacije živahnega, skoraj nervoznega sloga, abstraktnih zvokov in pretresljive zgodbe.

Joanna Quinn: Ursus, Reinis Pētersons
A delightfully simple and poignant film, especially the beautifully observed transition from 'real' bear to 'humanised' bear. The most neatly folded clothes in Ursine animation!

Lea Zagury: Big house, Kristjan Holm
A fun and cleverly constructed animation that makes me feel at home.

Michaela Pavlatova : Sunny afternoon, Thomas Renoldner
For its playfulness, joy and irony.

Special mention of the European Student Programme Jury goes to the film Écart de conduite by Rocio Alvarez from La Poudriere School of Animated Film, Valence and the film 366 Days by Johannes Friedrich Schiehsl from Film Academy in Baden Württemberg.

Animaweb: submissions end at midnight!


This year's Animaweb competition in which we seek short computer made web animation films is coming to an end!

The sumbmission deadline ends tonight at midnight! You can vote for your favourite film here.

May the best one win!