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Meet the winners of the competitions of the 10th Animocje festival

2021.04.26
We are presenting the winners of the 10th International Animated Film Festival ANIMOCJE!

Transmission of the announcement of the winners you can find on our Facebook.

The jury consisting of: Waltraud Grausgruber, Kropka, Adriana Prodeus, Ola Szmida and Marcin Szpak decided to give the following awards

Grand Prix nad PLN 1.500

Alexandre Siqueira for the film Purpleboy

Laudation: For both the richness and complexity of film language, for an important message constructed on personal and political level, for being a sensual pleasure to watch.

Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?

The Best Polish Film and PLN 1.500

Julia Orlik for the film Jestem Tutaj

Laudation: Microexpressions in the face of the old woman show us her suffering throughout her last days. With the radical use of a static camera setting the directress doesn’t let us look away from the main character and this issue that concerns us all.

Starszy mężczyzna opiekuje się swoją sparaliżowaną żoną. Mimo podeszłego wieku i własnych problemów ze zdrowiem, stara się ze wszystkich sił, aby ulżyć jej w cierpieniach z dnia na dzień coraz silniejszych. Pomaga mu córka, która usiłuje pogodzić opiekę z pracą w szpitalu oraz swoim życiem rodzinnym.

Special mentions and PLN 1.500 each

Andrey Zidkov for the film Happiness

Laudation: It is a comment on our hectic struggle for fulfillment, human effort in constant anger to finally be happy. We award this film for its sardonic humour, intensive eruption of original visual form and a kaleidoscopic structure scored with great music.

In cold repulsive world of chaos a man is searching for his true happiness hoping that simple things can evolve into his bliss. But his attempts end up in abyss of loneliness and poverty.

Shaun Clark for the film Angry Dogs

Laudation: This is a short, sweet and furious film. Great example of how little it takes to make a great movie.

When sleeping dogs awaken rationality quickly disappears.

Carolina Sandvik for the film The Expected directed

Laudation: Body horror placed in between the testimony of miscarriage and a claustrophobic fantasy straight from the lockdowned world. For a very suggestive, disturbing, abject imaginary highly devoted to the unconscious fear. Evoking strong emotions as in the film of Żuławski and Cronenberg.

A man finds his pregnant partner drained of all her blood in the tub. He decides to pour the blood from the tub into the aquarium. Hours, days or weeks pass. Something is moving in the aquarium.

Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma for the film Ciervo

Laudation: For a brilliant symbiosis between visual expression and its narrative. It is a film full of strength, nerve and courage. In a very poetic, sensitive style it opens an important debate about domestic violence.

An emotionally haunting and visually beautiful experience, ‘Ciervo’ tells the story of a young girl who holds violence, submission, and independence in an uneasy balance as one morphs into the other.

The Special Prize from the Junior Jury consisting of Nina Joachimowska, Martyna Sokołowska and Michał Zając goes to

Michael Mihalyi & David Stumpf for the film SH*T HAPPENS

Laudation: For taking viewers to satire, where nothing is left to chance, reinforced with well-selected colors and music. The whole is fascinating and attracts attention from beginning to end.

The caretaker is exhausted by everything including his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer, that he comes in contact with. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because... sh_t happens all the time.

The Audience Award in the International Competition goes to

Dina Velikovskaya for the film Ties

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.

The Audience Award in the Films for Children Competition and PLN 1.000 goes to

Carmen Córdoba González for the film Roberto

Roberto has been in love with his neighbor across the street his whole life, waiting for her to be capable of facing her monsters...