After the four exciting days, that have seen almost 190 films, the ANIMANIMA 2013 has reached its end. Once again, as we like to see it, the Cacak Cultural Centre was turned into the largest cinema hall in Serbia, dedicated exclusively to animated films, with continous screening running from morning until late at night! The Jury of the main competition programme – Georges Schwizgebel, Andrea Martignoni and Marc James Roels – have decided to award the Grand Prix of ANIMANIMA 2013, ’The Golden Peg-bar’ to Hefang Wei for his film “THE BANQUET OF THE CONCUBINE”. They were impressed, as they phrased, by this “subtle yet powerful portrayal of characters who are masterfully brought to life with an extreme economy of style that wonderfully evokes and brings to life a historically rich art form”.

The winner of the Films for Children Competition programme is “NOODLE FISH”an extraordinary film by South Korean Kim Jin Man: instead of pins for his pin-screen technique, the author had used – noodles! The Audience Award this year has been won by the Slovenian author Spela Cadez, for her film “BOLES” Dear guest from Switzerland, the chairman of the ANIMANIMA 2013 Grand Jury, Georges Schwizgebel, is the winner of the special Festival Award, for the contribution of art of the animation. The list of the winners of other awards and distinctions can be viewed here.

It has been four days of watching films, but also four days of nice conversations, spending time together and having fun. Our photo-album has preserved the memories of the moments in which we rejoiced. We thank once again those who supported us and made it possible to stage another successfuly festival edition. See you again in 2014, at ANIMANIMA No. 8!

The Banquet of the Concubine trailer Hefang Wei.

Video created by Lazar Bodroza, Marko Milankovic i Aleksandar Protic

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