Thanks for Coming!

Canterbury Anifest 2013 has now closed its doors, after another great year.  We’d like to thank our sponsors and partners Canterbury City Council, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent Film Office, Kent County Council, BFI, Zu3D, the Canterbury Museum, Marlowe Theatre, Gulbenian Theatre, Animasapien, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Deeson Creative and ABode Hotels for making the festival possible.

We’d also like to thank everyone who attended any of the events and the participants to our exhibition at the Beaney gallery, as well as all of the speakers, volunteers and creative professionals who made Anifest 2013 a year to remember!

Canterbury Anifest 2013 Short Film Competition Finalists and Winners


2013 International Short Films

Ootee-Ootee – Igor Zotov

Christmas Day – Richard O’Connor

My…..My – Lei Lei

Hanen Tilanne – When One Stops – Jenni Rahkonen

Uterus – Anna Kosinska

Nackt – Luise Omar

Strange Wonderful – Stephanie Swart

Swarming – Joni Mannisto

Impersonation – Boyoung Kim

Exposure – Greg Doble

Batz – Max Maleo

Le Vagabond de St Marcel – Rony Hotin (Winner, Best International Film)


2013 British Short Films

The Age of Curious – Luca Toth

Oh Well – Michael Price

Things Don’t Fit – Tim Divall

Gelato Go Home – Alasdair Brotherson & Jock Mooney

The Ballard of Julio – Michael Wilde, Leo Blackmur, James Brown, Zan Flaker (Winner, Audience Choice Award)

Espero? – Simone Giampaolo

Back in the Day – Rok Predin

The Shirley Temple – Daniela Sherer

Four Years From Now Walking With My Daughter – Liam Owen (Winner, Best British Up and Coming Talent Award)

The Thing Under The Tree – Lily Fang

The I of the Other – Alice de Barrau

Jamon – Iria Lopez (Best British Film)


Smallfilms Youth Award

Mushroom Racing – Matthew Thomas


Anifest wins Destination Canterbury Award 2013

The Culture Awards was established in 2011 as an event to celebrate cultural achievements in the Canterbury District.  Canterbury Anifest were delighted last year to be chosen as the winner of the Commercial Collaboration Awards Category, and were selected as a winner again in 2013 – this year chosen for the Destination Canterbury Award.  The awards ceremony took place on the 20th of June in the centre of the city.

Festival Director Dan Richards and the rest of the festival team received the award during the prestigious evening which was attended by local creatives, councillors, businesses and community contributors.

On receiving the award, Dan commented:

“It was a real shock to win the award as we were in a really competitive category which included the city’s new gallery. The festival team work extremely hard to put on a festival to attract both a local and national audience to Canterbury. Last year’s was a wonderful weekend with great talk from Pixar, DreamWorks, Double Negative and Aardman and it we sold over 2,500 tickets which is something everyone at the studio is really proud of.

We have another great line up for Anifest 2013, which includes a two week exhibition at the Beaney, a week of animated screenings at the Gulbenkian cinema and a host of events over the weekend which includes a special comedy act plus a host of industry speakers.





Check out the behind-the-scenes videos we made at last year’s event!



The festival offers a fantastic weekend of talks, screenings and master classes with industry experts from prestigious animation studios around the UK and abroad. The festival also includes a short film competition for British and international animators. This year’s Anifest involves talks from Pixar, Dreamworks, Double Negative, Aardman, and Ray Harryhausen’s autobiography co-writer Tony Dalton. Anifest caters for the entire community and is an event to be enjoyed by animation enthusiasts young and old as well as animation students and professionals.


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