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Anifilm Has Its Winners
The award for the best feature film competing in the international competition was awarded to the experimental and very original Chilean film The Wolf House(by Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña), and special mention went to the Canadian film Ville Neuve(by Félix Dufour-Laperrière). The jury decided to give the award for the best feature film for children to the anime Mirai. Special mention in this sub-category was awarded to Pachamama.
A different three-member jury judged short and student films. The jury gave the award for the best short film to the Canadian film Animal Behaviour, produced by NFB, and special mention went to the French short filmEgg. The student film category found its winner in the British film Good Intentions, while special mention was awarded to the Czech anidoc Apart.
Yet another separate jury decided on the winners of the non-narrative and abstract animation category and the music video category. The award for the best non-narrative film went to the British film Half Asleep, while special mention was awarded to the renowned Austrian experimenter Thomas Renoldner for his animated project Don’t Know What. Best music video was awarded to the playful Elves of Karoo,and special mention went to Mr. Fear.
The winners of our national competition Czech Horizon were picked by the many members of the Council of Animated Film. Best short film was awarded to Somewhere, and best student film went to Hide N Seekmade at FAMU. The TV series category found its winner in the Christmas special of Sing with Us, and the award for the best music video was given to Shabazz Palaces: Gorgeous Sleeper Cell. The best commissioned work made in the past year is the Save the Chicken InitiativeTV spot by the author of this year’s visual identity of the festival Veronika Zacharová.
And finally, the international competition of indie games was again divided into two categories. The award for the best game for children went to Donut County, and the award for the best visual art was awarded to Homo Machina.
You will have a chance to see all the winning films today, and you can check out the awarded games in the Game & VR Zone in Měšťanská beseda.
For more details about awarded films or games and statements of jury members please go here.