Animafest Winners Announced

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350 films, six days devoted to animation, and numerous special events – these were all parts of the 27th Animafest and last night the most important part of the festival took place – the awards ceremony.

Grand Competition – Short Film jury, consisting of Michaela Pavlátová, Rosto, Amid Amidi, Nobuaki Doi and Marko Tadić decided to give the Grand Prix – Short Film to Nighthawk by Špela Čadež, produced byFinta Film, Radio-Television of Slovenia and Bonobostudio. 

“This seemingly simple but surprisingly complex film adds a new layer to a traditional animation technique of multiplane cut-out. It uses parallel storytelling to switch between different perceptions to effectively create an extremely engaging tragedy of a man/animal.”

The same jury awarded The Golden Zagreb Award for creativity and innovative artistic achievement to Jonathan Vinel for his film Martin Cries (France, AKA Productions). 


Zlatko Grgić Award for the best first film made outside of an educational institution was awarded to Swedish-Estonian film Amalimbo (Fasad, Fork Film Animation Studio, Film Väst) by Juan Pablo Libossart. 


By the decision of Grand Competition – Feature Film jury consisting of Natalia Lukinykh, Ben Mitchell and Simon Bogojević Narath, Grand Prix – Feature Film went to Red Turtle (France, Belgium Japan), by Michaël Dudok de Wit, produced by seven companies led by Ghibli and Wild Bunch studios.

Best Croatian Film of this year’s Animafest is Manivald by Chintis Lundgren, made by Estonian-Croatian-Canadian co-production (Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio / Adriatic Animation / NFB)

28th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb will be held from 4th to 9th June 2018.

You can read more about winners in other categories here.



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