International Festival of Animated Films (ANIFILM) has selected the work of recently graduated BA (Hons) Animation students for the International Competition of Student Films.

The animation, entitled Phone, will be screened at the festival, which takes place from the 2nd to 7th May 2017 in the city Třeboň in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

The festival first opened in 1997 and has been running annually ever since. It aims to preserve and develop the cultural heritage of Czech animated film and create awareness of the possibilities of the art of animation.

The 2017 competition categories include: International Competition of Feature Films, International Competition of Short Films, International Competition of Student Films, International Competition of Music Videos and International Competition of Abstract and Non-narrative Animations.

ANIFILM is a platform for authors and film professionals, students and educators, film theorists and all fans of animated production.

You can watch a trailer for Phone here:

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Director of Phone, Harriet Holman, said: “With Phone I wished to create a film that would hopefully discourage violence and terrorism, but without blindly condemning those involved.

I wanted to encourage thought and understanding among those who observe it as a relative abstract. It has been quite alarming seeing the rise of terror attacks in Europe and how the fear from these events has been used.

We are all human, we are not innately violent, and we should consider what makes others act this way and how we can prevent future tragedy.”

Congratulations team Phone!