Anifilm

Festival Winners

International Competition of Animated Feature Films for Grown-ups

Jury members: Elie Chapuis, Robin Cooper, Ben Adler


I'll Just Live in Bando

I'll Just Live in Bando

dir. Yongsun Lee
South Korea, 2017

Jury statement: Using bold animation, stark design and frenetic pacing this film expertly takes the viewer through a man’s free fall. It is a very human study of not living up to expectations. Its well constructed plot intimately connects the audience to each of Jun Koo Oh’s new set backs and trials.


Special Mention of Jury

Tehran Taboo

Teheran Taboo

dir. Ali Soozandeh
Germany, Austria, 2017 

Jury statement: The special mention goes to a first feature that inventively interweaves the stories of three women struggling with their conservative and hypocritical environment. A film that uses animation out of political necessity, and draws fantastic performances from its entire cast. A brave, provocative, and narratively audacious film: Tehran Taboo.

 

International Competition of Animated Feature Films for Children

Jury members: Elie Chapuis, Robin Cooper, Ben Adler

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

dir. Nora Twomey
Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, 2017

Jury statement: This film is an obvious choice for the jury and stands out for all its impressive merits. From the voice directing to the music, from the design to the animation, the movie reaches level rarely achieved in 2D animation. All of these qualities serve a profound subject and make The Breadwinner an important film that tells simply and with great subtlety a very complex and serious story. Avoiding all exaggerations and simplifications, it completely transported us into Parvana’s powerful and moving journey.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

(Le grand méchant Renard et autres contes) 
dir. Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert
France, Belgium, 2017

Jury statement: This film was delightful from start to finish. The character design, fun story and bold animation make this film more than just the sum of its three tales. This animation needed no translation and we are happy to award it with the Jury Special Mention.

 

International Competition of Short films

Jury members: Chris Landreth, Brigitta Iványi-Bitter, Libor Pixa

Manivald

Manivald

dir: Chintis Lundgen
Estonia, 2017

Jury statement: This outstanding short builds upon a very personal and never before seen universe, created for Manivald, a troubled mama’s boy.  The special universe of Manivald has been building up slowly in the past years, to which the animation world has reacted with absolute enthusiasm.  We adore the thoroughly elaborated characters, the deep understanding of relationships and the description of universal human motivations, like lazyness and the craving for love. 

 

Special Mention of Jury

The Burden

The Burden

dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Sweden, 2018

Jury statement: THE BURDEN shows us a part of our humanity we may be uncomfortable with:  those of us who dwell in permanent night, in isolation, on the edge of freeway rest stop.  With a surprising sense of humour and immaculate technique, this film shows that even these dark corners have a place for faith and empathy.

 

International Competition of Student films

Jury members: Chris Landreth, Brigitta Iványi-Bitter, Libor Pixa

Enough

Enough

dir. Anna Mantzaris
UK, 2017 

Jury statement: We awarded this film because it has outstanding qualities in character design, storytelling and sound design. This is a savage take on reacting to constant rush and overwhelming stress. There was only one problem with the film, it was not ENOUGH watching it for 2 minutes, we could have watched for an even longer time, how people get on each other’s nerves as a chain reaction.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Pumped Up 

Pumped Up

(Coups de pompe)
dir. Marion Ichard
France, 2017

Jury statement: With a daring combination of irony and unsettling character design, PUMPED UP presents a world that blurs the line between utopia and dystopia.  We appreciated the film's absurd humour--that it both embraces and mocks this world that strangely resembles our own.

 

 

International competition of abstract and non-narrative animation

Jury members: Boris Labbé, Faiyaz Jafri, Kamila Boháčková

Division Articulations

Division Articulations

dir. Max Hattler
Hongkong, 2017 

Jury statement: This work rooted in modernism evolves through random procedural animation creating a geometric, organic flow. A piece of art that uses contemporary technology progressively to create digital poetry.

  

Special Mention of Jury

Dreamland

Dreamland

dir. Mizue Mirai
France, 2017

Jury statement: This Pop machine-like relentless extravaganza of delightful, energetic patterns resurrects to create a colorful retelling of building a structure that exponentially loses control. Imploding and exploding repeatedly.

 

International Competition of Musicvideos

Jury members: Boris Labbé, Faiyaz Jafri, Kamila Boháčková

The Shanghai Restoration Project: I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew

The Shanghai Restoration Project: I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew

dir: Lei Lei
China, USA, 2017

Jury statement: A simple, whimsical and dark tale of self-deprecation. The punk-rock aesthetic adds to the energy of the piece that has the best title in the competition.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Antoine Debarge: Dolly.Zero

Antoine Debarge: Dolly.Zero

dir: Ugo Bienvenu
France, 2017

Jury statement: This cinematic rendition in the style of the French Bande Dessinée tells a dystopian story reminiscent of Lynch, complimented with a melancholic score.

 

 

International Competition of Independent Computer Games

Jury members: 

Best Artwork 

GNOG

GNOG 

Samuel Boucher - Ko-op Mode, USA, 2017

Jury statement: GNOG almost flies off the screen at you. The luminescent colour palette, the quirky characters, and the surreal design of the machines create a unique dreamlike experience. The richness of the visuals is key to the whole game. It encourages you to keep playing, knowing your reward is not only progress through the game but the promise of more wonderful art.

 

Best game for kids

Chuchel

Chuchel


Jaromír Plachý – Amanita Design, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2018

Jury statement: It's not just that Chuchel is very very funny - it's a game made entirely to make people laugh. The game moves to the rhythm of the jokes. Each scene lasts for right length of time to enjoy the humour of the situations. You laugh at the characters' misfortune, then feel sorry for them, then a new scene begins and you laugh at them all over again. The puzzles are as challenging as they need to be to keep things interesting, pulling people of all ages - even very young children - along with it. You are all laughing the whole time.

 

 

Czech Horizon - national competition

Short film

Walking and Running 

Chůze a běhy

(Chůze a běhy)
dir. Vít Pancíř
Czech Republic, 2018


Student film

WOO-HOO!

WOO-WHO

dir: Dávid Štumpf
Czech Republic, 2018 

 

TV / On-line Films and Series

Bluebery Hunt

Hurá na borůvky

(Mlsné medvědí příběhy: Hurá na borůvky!)
dir: Kateřina Karhánková, Alexandra Májová
Czech Republic, 2017

 

Commissioned Work

Jupi Hot Drink

Jupí horký nápoj

Jupí horký nápoj
dir: Michal Žabka
Czech Republic, 2017 

 

Music Videos

Barbora Poláková: Krosna

Barbora Poláková:Krosna

dir: Kousuke Sugimoto
Czech Republic, 2017