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Statement of ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival


ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival proudly declares that III ANIMAFILM Festival will be dedicated to the children and youth of Azerbaijan. The festival will be held in Baku and broadcast online from 14th to 18th of October 2020.

The aim of the 3rd edition of ANIMAFILM festival is to support and educate children and youth of Azerbaijan during difficult times of escalating Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where Azerbaijan fights for its internationally recognized and historical territories currently occupied by Armenia.

Due to the current escalating Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the festival’s organisers have made the decision to remove all public screenings of the program. However, some of the events, such as stop-motion workshops, a meeting with the International Jury, opening and closing ceremonies and announcement of the festival’s winners will be broadcast online and available to view worldwide.

The festival’s organisers believe that the children of Azerbaijan and Karabakh need love and support now more than ever, so for this reason, an enriching educational animation program will be held for 31 members of the Childrens’ Jury for III ANIMAFILM. A two-day intensive stop-motion workshop will also be offered to young Azerbaijani animation enthusiasts.

The program for III ANIMAFILM Festival will shortly be available to view on the official website www.animafilm.az.

III ANIMAFILM Festival would like to thank all of our partners and friends. The festival orginiser PERI FILM LLC particularly express their gratitude to Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Union of Film-makers, Embassy of the Czech Republic to Azerbaijan, Embassy of France in Azerbaijan, French Institute in Azerbaijan, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan, US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association, Salaam Cinema, Mujru Publishing, Chinar Yayimlari publishing, Tokhum.org Crowdfunding Platform.