Valbona Shujaku wrote -
WHO ARE WE?
ANIBAR International Animation Festival is the only animation festival in Kosovo.
Basically, we’re few young people interested in animation movies and animation movie production. Since it is very difficult for us to travel the world (limited freedom of movement, travel-visa issues and other stuff, bla bla bla) we decided to try and bring world animators to us.
In 2010 we held the first edition of Anibar, and IT WORKED :) . Loads of people from Kosovo and few neighboring countries (each a 2h drive distance) visited us during the 4 days of the festival. Since last year was such a success, we added another day to this years’ edition, held August 24-28, 2011 in Peja (second largest city in Kosovo).
WHAT WE DO?
The goal of our festival is to show the audience of Kosovo (with 75% of its citizens being under 30 years old) the latest world trends in the animation film gender and create a working environment for new and upcoming authors. Activities planned for the second edition are improved and comprehensive in terms of both program and animations films, with various workshops and other innovations (please see our webpage for program and workshop information).
WHO IS IT FOR?
In order to encourage and train young local authors in creating animation movies we have invited renowned US animation artists Ryan Woodward to give a workshop called ‘MarruMotion’. He will give and introduction of new animation techniques used by professional animators and teach young participants how to use electronic Wacom tablets and digital drawing to animate their stories. This workshop is dedicated for a maximum of 10 intermediate animators, who will learn new techniques for figure movement drawing. By the end of a four-day workshop, participants will produce short animation clips showing skills acquired in the workshop.
WHAT WE NEED?
‘MarruMotion’ workshop needs 5 Wacom Cintiq tablets to be used by two participants per tablet. Once the workshop is finished, tablets will be used for future workshops and animation film production activities organized by ‘Anibar Group’ throughout the year.
Your financial help and support will go towards the payment of 5 Wacom Cintiq tablets priced $999.99each. With your donation, you will invest in future animation artists of Kosovo and maybe future animation trend-setters :).
Thank you for reading this and if you have any other question other than WHY? please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org