ANIFILM 2018 knows its Winners


ANIFILM 2018 knows its Winners

The award for the Best Feature Film for Children went to Irish director Nora Twomey for her film The Breadwinnerand Korean director Yongsun Lee with his film I’ll Just Live in Bando won the award for the Best Feature Film for grown-ups. The winner of the International Competition of Short Films is Chintis Lundgren with her film Manivald. The Best Student Film is the British film Enough by Anna Mantzaris. The winner of the Competition of Abstract / Non-narrative Films is the renowned experimenter Max Hattler with his film Divisional Articulations and the award for the Best Music Video went to Chinese director Lei Lei for his rather atypical music video for the song I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew by The Shanghai Restoration Project.

This year, Anifilm introduced a new national competition Czech Horizon. In its Competition of Short Films, the jury chose Vít Pancíř’s Walking and Running as the best film. The award for the Best Student Film went to Dávid Štumpf from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague for his film WOO-HOO!. From the Competition of TV and Online Films, the jury picked Hungry Bear Tales: Blueberries! by Alexandra Májová and Kateřina Karhánková. The Best Commissioned Work is Michal Žabka’s spot for Jupí Hot Drink and the Best Music Video was made in Czech production by Japanese director Kosuke Sugimoto for Barbora Poláková’s song Krosna

The winners of the International Competition of Independent Computer Games are GNOG – for the Best Artwork – and Czech game Chuchel – the Best Game for Children. 

These were not the only festival awards – during its opening ceremony, 88-year-old Czech screenwriter, director, animator and pedagogue Libuše Čihařová received the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She began her career in 1951 in the studio Bratři v Triku. This year’s Anifilm screened not only her films, but also the films made by her students whom she taught and inspired.

For more details about awarded films or games and statements of jury members please go here.