Animac, the International Animated Film Festival, was founded in 1996 and is held in Lleida. The festival is one of the highlights of the international animation calendar. Audiences can view the various screenings at different venues around the city, including the Principal Theatre, which is the official festival venue. Parallel activities such as workshops, presentations and alternative shows complete the programme.
Animac is the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, and is organised by Lleida City Council and the Government of Catalonia.
With the passage of years, Animac has consolidated its independent and artistic character. Created in 1996, during its almost 15 year history it has established itself as one of the most reputed audiovisual events in Spain with an important international presence and prestige. Today, Animac is a rigorous, dynamic and welcoming festival continually making efforts to improve, generating new audiences and available to all lovers of animation.
Animac is a non-competitive film festival aimed at artists who use animation as an instrument of personal expression. We go beyond the limits of traditional narrative and we seek visionaries who make independent and daring works full of energy and who take their expressive potential to the limit.
Animac is also a meeting place for artists, a laboratory in which ideas are generated and relations between the different artistic disciplines are established. It is a place to dream and screen stories of the future.
As an event focusing on the creators, Animac has a great reputation among them. This differential fact helps it to ensure itself a place in the 21st century, now that the main assets of our industry are centred on talent and contents.
The great international visibility of Animac has allowed us to overcome the limits of our city and develop our projects in other countries, such as South Korea, China, Taiwan, India, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, Scotland, Italy, Brazil and Colombia. We have travelled all over the world showing the best animation film and promoting its creators. This is why Animac has woven a solid and exquisite international network involving accomplices and mentors (animators and other professionals, former participants in the festival, our loyal festival goers…).
These are the real assets of Animac, the bases for the foundation of a new event year after year, ever more ambitious and efficient. Animac 2012 will be waiting for you from 1th to 4th Marcius in the city of Lleida.
Category: Spain festivals