We are presenting the winners of the 12th International Animated Film Festival ANIMOCJE!
The jury consisting of Anastazja Naumenko, Daniel Šuljić and Mateusz Jarmulski decided to give the following awards
Grand Prix and PLN 5.000
Garrano, dir. Vasco Sá, David Doutel, Portugal Laudation: This film is a deadly drama at the edge of society and a city, executed with masterful skills.
Film Award of the Marshal’s Office of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for the Director of the Best Polish Film and PLN 5.000
Impossible Figures and other Stories I, dir. Marta Pajek, Poland, Canada Laudation: Skilfully executed story of the fading ability to keep up with the present, when the only thing which is left are recollections of the youth you never meant to comprehend before losing it once and for all.
Best Music Video and PLN 1.000
Be Gone, m. KNIVESRAIN, dir. Sijia Luo, China Laudation:For using AI without compromising on uniqueness of author's voice and vision
Special mentions in International Competition and PLN 1.000 (each)
Letter To a Pig, dir.. Tal Kantor, France, Izrael Laudation: A film with a different view on a mankind tragedy, where a new generation wants to free themselves from the burdens of the past, and find their own path to the present and life.
Above the Clouds, dir. Vivien Hárshegyi, Hungary Laudation: In an explosion of emotions this film reminds us, in a funny playful way, how it is when you fall in love very young.
El After del Mundo, dir. Florentina Gonzalez, Argentina Laudation: IThe calming poetry about the end of the world, when we finally release ghosts of the everyday pressures and just follow the music.
Patient's Mind, dir. Zhiheng Wang, China, Laudation: For original narrative and posing questions about consciousness, for attempting to look inside the labyrinth of the human’s mind.
Special mention in Music Video Competition
Hungry Ghost, m. Kaitlin McSweeney, dir. Guido Devadder, Belgium Laudation: For an oneiric story from the borderland of dream and abstraction about the moment when our consciousness falls asleep creating a hypnotic journey.
Junior Jury consisting of Julia Kubiak, Maria Blacha and Wiktor Jabłoński awarded
Letter To a Pig, dir. Tal Kantor, France, Israel Laudation: This film tells a story of scars left after the war trauma in the minds of people who experienced it, and of their being misunderstood by the surrounding world, especially by the young people, brought up in the post-war reality. The quality of the movie is impressive in terms of aesthetics and technique. The combination of digital, traditional media, rotoscoping has been executed consciously and produces an excellent effect. Also the stylization corresponds well with the message of the film. Its narration leaves room for interpretation of the theme and allows the viewer to draw a subjective moral.
A Brief History of Us, dir. Etgar Keret, Polska, Izrael Laudation: This film strongly stood out visually among its competitors, very interestingly and artistically presenting the given issue. The comparison between evolution of relationship and human evolution was amazingly poetic. Aesthetic minimalism and evident playing with form linger in the memory.
The jury of the Team of Film Educators composed of Agnieszka Piotrowska-Prażuch, Artur Lecybil and Katarzyna Jaruszewicz-Kot awarded the prize and special mentions in the Films for Children and Young Adults Competition
Award and PLN 1.000
Home of the Heart, dir. Sarah Saidan, France Laudation: For portraying an individual against a big city. Broaching a relevant and current subject related to the search of identity, alienation and emigration. The film asks questions: does a place determine our humanity and is the proverb Home is where the heart is still valid? The story is full of symbols and metaphors, which add it depth and bring the viewer the satisfaction of looking for hidden meanings. The richness of interpretive forms and subjects for discussion with young audience. The light and finesse drawing, with its heart beating on the Seine, combined with the story told, will make those who are not so convinced about this form of art finally love animation.
Luce and the Rock, dir. Britt Raes, Belgium
Mr. T/ Monsieur T, dir. Etienne Husson and Marta Daeuble, France
The Turnip/ Naeris, dir. Piret Sigus and Silja Saarepuu, Estonia
The Audience Award in the International Competition and Music Video Competition goes to
Night of the Living Dread, dir. Ida Melum, UK
The Audience Award in the Films for Children and Young Adults Competition goes to
Franzy’s Soup-Kitchen/ La Soupe de Franzy, dir. Ana Chubinidze (CZUBINANDZE), France