From 26 April to 1 May 10th international animation film festival AniFest will be held in Teplice, Czech Republic within which an important role is devoted to Latvian animation films. Spectators can follow two sets of Latvian animation films.
The accompanying film programme includes “Baltic Mission: Latvian Retrospective”. It will guide the spectators through the 45 year history of Latvian animated films from the first film “Ki-ke-ri-gu” by the founder of Latvian puppet animation Arnold Burovs to the works of the contemporary Latvian authors – Signe Baumane and Vladimir Ļeščiovs. Latvian Retrospective will be screened on 29 April at 17:00 at Krušnohorské Theatre and on 1 May at 10:00 in Culture House.
Award winner of many international festivals, Latvian animator Vladimir Ļešciov is this year’s juror; therefore his films will be screened also within the framework of jurors’ presentations. Spectators will have an opportunity to see Vladimir Ļeščov’s films on 30 April at 12:30 in Culture House.
Festival will take place under the auspices of the Embassy of Latvia to Czech Republic and the Ambassador Kaspars Ozoliņš is one of festival’s patrons.