ANIMANIMA Grand Prix (accompanied with money prize in the amount of 800 EUR)
Dániel Bárány (Hungary)
Explanation: This film stroke us with it’s unique, innovative and grotesque visual design, it’s flawless dynamic animation and it’s overwhelming and piercing musical score. The progressively increasing rhythm and intensity of the dramaturgy reveals the depth of the underlying multitude of suppressed emotions in a deeply dysfunctional family. For it’s surrealistic, ironic, disturbing and biting approach to this personal and at the same time universal topic.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD (accompanied with money prize in the amount of 500 EUR)
João Gonzalez (Portugal)
Explanation: Every artistic and technical aspect of this film is of highest professional degree. We were fascinated by the strong graphic visual style, the perfectly flowing narration and the great film direction, combining eloquent cinematography with various perspective shots, superb timing and captivating sound design. For it’s ability to touch our hearts in a deeply emotional way, revealing the eternal loving bond between father, mother and child.
SPECIAL DISTINCTIONS OF THE JURY
Velislava Gospodinova – Special Distinction
THE SEINE'S TEARS
Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur (France)
Explanation: This film stayed into my mind long after watching it, enthralling me with it’s authenticity and surreality at the same time. The reportage approach towards such violent historical events is masterfully combined with associative symbolism, provoking a strong emotional response. For it’s inventive way of using 3D animation, creating truthful tactile sensibility towards the characters, for it’s powerful musical score and it’s importance as a piece of painful memory from the past.
Kolja Saksida – Special Distinction
DOG – APARTMENT
Priit Tender (Estonia)
Explanation: Absurd and surrealistic film, done in stop-motion technique, given to the audience to think about it.
Magda Guidi – Special Distinction
GIRL IN THE WATER
Shi-Rou Huang (Taiwan)
Explanation: For the evocative power of drawings and poetry of animation which have been able to tell the story of deep feelings; for ellegant direction and minimal but effective sound design which has given the strength to the film.