Festival Winners 2019

International Competition of Animated Feature Films for Grown-ups

Jury members: Anca Damian, Ron Dyens, Anna Vášová


The Wolf House

the wolf house

(La casa lobo)
dir. Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña
Chile, 2018, 75 min
Technique: stop-motion, loutka, mix technik
Producer: Diluvio, Globo Rojo

Jury statement:
While entering the dark side of our subconscious, facing our hidden fears, the filmfinds a unique, daring and outstanding animation style to convey it.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Ville Neuve

Ville Neuve

dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Canada, 2018, 76 min
Technique: stop-motion, loutka, mix technik
Producer: Diluvio, Globo Rojo

Jury statement:
Working with black and white but also with a personal feeling of intimacy, the film succeeds to convey the solitude of an individual while trying to identify with a group.

 

International Competition of Animated Feature Films for Children

Jury members: Anca Damian, Ron Dyens, Anna Vášová

Mirai

Mirai

dir. Mamoru Hosoda
Japan, 2018, 98 min
Technique: 2D
Producer: Studio Chizu

Jury statement:
Main Prize goes to Mirai for succeeding to explore a common moment in the life of a family,a magical space where the generations meet, giving the vision of the eternalcontinuity of existence with a delicate and painterly animation style.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Pachamama

Pachamama

dir: Juan Antín
France, Luxembourg, Canada, 2018, 72 min
Technique: 3D
Producer: Folivari, O2B Films, Doghouse Films, Blue Spirit Studio, Kaïbou Productions, Haut et Court

Jury statement:
Special mention goes to Pachamama for telling a tale of connection with the Spirit ofMother Nature, in a poetical, touching and accessible way, with an original andpurified art design and animation.

 

International Competition of Short Films

Jury: Georges Schwizgebel, Jonas Odell, Kateřina Karhánková

Animal Behaviour 

Zvířecí chování

dir: Alison Snowden, David Fine
Kanada, 2018, 14 min
Technique: 2D
Producer: NFB of Canada

Jury statement:
Near perfection! The script, the timing and the acting all come together to create thisat the same time funny and emotional treasure of a film.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Egg

Vejce


dir: Martina Scarpelli
Italy, Denmark, 2018, 12 min 7 sec
Technique: 2D and 3D
Producer: Miyu Productions

Jury statement:
Deep and powerful, this film conveys strong emotions and gives us an understandingof a difficult subject through minimalist means.

 

International Competition of Student Films

Jury: Georges Schwizgebel, Jonas Odell, Kateřina Karhánková

Good Intentions

Dobré úmysly

dir: Anna Mantzaris
GB, 2018, 8 min 35 sec
Technique: stop-motion
School: Royal College of Art

Jury statement:
Strong acting, timing and storytelling captivates the viewer from the first moment.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Apart

Spolu sami

dir: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Czech republic, 2018, 9 min 52 sec
Technique: 
School: FAMU Praha

Jury statement:
A very heavy subject treated with a gentle touch.

 

International Competition of Abstract and Non-narrative Animation

Jury: Tomek Ducki, Annegret Richter, Max Hattler

Half Asleep

Polospánek

dir: Caibei Cai
GB, 2018, 5 min 16 sec
Technique:
Producer: Royal College of Art

jury statement:
An experimental yet surprisingly sensual film, which is using surreal visual elements, layered symbolism and a carefully choreographed motion in a poetic way, to grasp a feeling between pleasure and pain, dream and reality, and makes you wonder about other body parts which are not present in the picture.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Don’t Know What

Nevím co

dir: Thomas Renoldner
Austria, 2018, 8 min 7 sec
Technique: 
Producer: Thomas Renoldner

jury statement:
The special mention in the abstract and non - narrative animation category goes to a film which dares the unthinkable, and pulls it off to surprising effect: The marriage of high-brow and humour, form and farce, amusement and avant-garde.

 

International Competition of Music Video

Jury: Tomek Ducki, Annegret Richter, Max Hattler

 

Seth Schwarz & Be Svendsen: Elves of Karoo

Seth Schwarz

dir: Yves Paradis
Germany, 2018, 6 min 32 sec
Technique: 2D
Producer: Seth Schwarz

jury statement:
Like many in the audience, we were seduced by the simple but music driven animation, that took advantage of the minimalistic sound and turned it into a very entertaining excursion for all of us. In that way, the film also comments on the power of electronic dance music that can easily connect people from different worlds and different backgrounds. We felt like going to a rave, with everyone dancing to the same beat. This is achieved through consistent character design and perfect timing of the animation to the music.

 

Special Mention of Jury

Siamés: Mr. Fear

Siamés: Mr. Fear

dir: Ezequiel Torres, Pablo Rafael Roldán
Argentina, 2019, 4 min 33 sec
Technique: 2D
Producer: Rudo Company

jury statement:
The special mention in the music video category goes to a solid, action-driven animation which manages to combine a strong and clear narrative with a cool visual aesthetic in symbiosis with the music.

 

International Competition of Independent Computer Games

Jury: Tereza Krobová, Jaromír Plachý, Adriaan de Jongh

 

Best Artwork 

Homo Machina

Homo Machina

Marc Lustigman, Noam Roubah
France, Germany, 2018  

Jury statement:
An innovative and original design that seems to be floating on a puff of vapour straight from the Industrial Revolution, Fritz Kahn’s transcendence and tongue-in-cheek mechanical and electric dada. The award goes to the game for a cute materialization of natural human processes and return to a child-like belief that our passive bodies are controlled by thousands of tiny men.

 

Best game for children

Donut County

Donut County

Ben Esposito, USA, 2018

Jury statement:
A hole that sucks up all the people and objects in the world, which are then piled up underground and where everyone just continues living? Donut County inspires a child-like imagination unlike most other games. It is juicy and satisfying in gameplay and feedback, it reeks of a digital-age-kids-vibe, and it's easy to play. The playful gameplay along with its playful story make it a clear winner of the Anifilm Game for Children award.



Czech Horizon

Best Czech Short Fiilm

KDESI / CEVA

Kdesi / Ceva

dir: Paul Muresan
Romania, Czech Republic, 2018, 8 min 45 sec
Producer: Safe Frame, Maur film

 

Best Czech Student Film

Schovka

Schovka

dir: Barbora Halířová
Czech Republic, 2019, 6 min 56 sec
School: FAMU Prague

 

Best Czech TV/on-line Film and Series

Zpívejte s námi – Vánoční speciál

Zpívejte s námi

dir: David Súkup
Czech Republic, 2018, 5 min
Producer: Česká televize

 

Best Czech Commissioned Work

Jak to snáší?

Jak to snáší

dir: Filip Veselý
Czech Republic, 2018, 1 min 39 sec
Producer: Krutart

 

Best Czech Music Video

Shabazz Palaces: Gorgeous Sleeper Cell

Shabazz Palaces

dir: Mikuláš Suchý, Vojtěch Kočí
Czech Republic, 2018, 2 min 24 sec
Producer: UMPRUM