26.5. – 1.6. 2011 Teplice
President: Michaela Pavlátová
Jingle/Visualisation: Michaela Pavlátová
ANIFEST GRAND PRIX
DIVERS IN THE RAIN
Director: Olga and Priit Pärnovi, Estonia
The diver has to go to work every day while his wife, a night-shift dentist, leaves to spend the night with her patients. Their kisses are always goodbye kisses. The woman sleeps during the day, dreaming hurried dreams. A large ship is sinking and no one knows when it’s time for the last cigarette
Argument: For the description of the absurdity of existence.
Main price in the category Feature-Length Film
Director: Garri Bardin, Russia
In the courtyard, a strange duckling hatches out of a rather unusual egg. The other poultry consider it ugly and so the tiny bird must overcome many difficult tests. But the story has a happy ending – in the end, the duckling turns into a beautiful swan.
The moral of the film might be expressed as follows: A beautiful swan is hidden in every child even if it looks different from other children. One just has to believe and hope for the swan to come to the surface.
In this animation the director works with clay and feathers.
Argument: For its wonderful animation and characterisation which is pleasing to audiences of all ages.
Special mention in the category Feature-Length Film
GOODBYE, MISTER CHRISTIE
Director: Phil Mulloy, Great Britain
The Christies live in Wellington Green, a picturesque English village with a church, a pond and a cricket pitch. Outwardly Mr Christie is a perfect gentleman. Inwardly he is a selfish arrogant monster. When the whole world sees him on television having sex with a French sailor, his life is changed forever. Šokující provokativní a výtvarně svérázný filmový experiment Phila Mulloye.
Argument: For using simple animation to show complex issues in a challenging way.
Main Prize in the category Short Films under 5 Minutes
Director: Frank Braun, Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland
Sleep is like a peacefully undulating water surface that embraces us with a lullaby on the lips. But what happens if everyone enters the dream world on board an ocean liner that suddenly starts sinking? Who will be the first one to awaken? And will they wake up at all?
Argument: For the creative and atmospheric marriage of sound and image.
Special Mention in the category Short Films under 5 Minutes
Director: Patrick Jean, France
You would not believe the mayhem a single old discarded TV can cause. The broken screen suddenly floods all of New York with monsters that everyone is familiar with! Or rather, everyone in their thirties who spent their childhood playing eight-bit games.
Argument: For the smart and funny use of 4-bit stars.
Main Prize in the category Short Films from 5 to 15 Minutes
Director: Ondřej Švadlena, Czech Republic/France
Composed of nothing but sheets of meat that are connected by arteries, a sad deformed figure roams a dark and obscure world. The reality is driven by mutual associations and a generous dose of physicality. You are in for a consuming dystopian experience!
Argument: For drawing us into a unique and disturbing universe.
Special Mention in the category Short Film from 5 to 15 Minutes
Journey to Cape Verde
This is a story about a sixty-day trip to Cape Verde without a mobile phone, a watch or any plans. A pilgrim passes through local forests and villages, meets goats and turtles, enjoys local music and, above all, gets to know himself. This beautiful „journal“ film combines various techniques.
Director: José Miguel Ribeiro, Portugal
Argument: For its human sensibility and graphic quality.
Main Prize in the category Short Films from 15 to 60 Minutes
Director: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Poland
Beautiful Duenna was created for a certain purpose. But she will have to choose between fulfilling her life’s goal and love. This is an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s short story of the same name that takes place in a technologically advanced, yet still feudal world.
Argument: For a stunning and somnolic cinematic experience.
Special Mention in the category Short Films from 15 to 60 Minutes
Director: Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia
There are ten hardened men working in a stone quarry. Every day they mechanically move tons of gravel. When their foreman’s wife comes into their midst, the cold place lights up with emotion and humanity. This puppet musical works perfectly with the musical and sound rhythm of a tragic love story.
Argument: For bringing the musical genre into the bleak landscape.
Main Prize in the category Advertisement and Introductory Spots
Audi Q5 – Unboxed
Director: Russell Brooke & Aaron Duffy, United Kingdom
Argument: For its inventive design and use of simple materials to depot sophisticated images.
Special mention in the category Commercials and jingles
Director: Adrian Flückiger, Switzerland
Argument: For its beautiful stop-motion sequence of the birth of a magnificent paper tree.
Main prize in the category Music video
Massive Attack: Splitting the Atom
Director: Édouard Salier, Francie
Argument: For its stunning massive attack on your senses.
Special mention in the category Music video
Eatlitz: Lose this child
Director: Yuval and Merav Nathan, Izrael
Argument: For its Unique and beautiful use of large scale stop motion animation.
Main prize in the category TV film and series
Stripey the Slumber Elf – Looking for Father / O KANAFÁSKOVI – Jak hledali tatínka
Director: Galina Miklínová, Česká Republika
This is a continuation of a successful series of stories featuring a slumber elf from the Dreamspun Castle and his little buddy – a boy called Jonas.
Argument: For original poetics and art in production for children.
Special mention in the category TV Film and series
Director: Isabelle Lenoble, Francie
Presenting Chinese culture and especially Chinese ideograms, this series tells simple stories of little Lucy who keeps losing things. A Chinese dragon that lives in her nest happily returns each lost item, but only after she learns the word in the Chinese ideogram.
Argument: A Precise and sophisticated educational film.
Main prize in the category Student film
Director: Elli Vuorinen, Finnland
This is a scene from a strange world where all people are obsessed with their tongues – they use them to touch a variety of objects. A lonesome man’s wooden knocks are echoing through a frozen landscape as he is searching for the right spot that would suit his own tongue.
Argument: For its unique design and odd, funny narrative.
Special mention in the category Student film
KUCHAO / A Gum Boy
Director: Masaki Okuda, Japan
Kuchao is a first grader, but he is not part of anything that goes on at school. He even stands aside while others go and have fun releasing balloons. But when he starts chewing gum, he enters the world of his own imagination and his balloon changes into anything he can think of.
Argument: For its inventive and funny depiction of annoying boy.
PRIZES UNDER THE AUSPICE OF CZECH TELEVISION
Main prize in the category Films made by children under 12 years
My favorite Hero
Director: Roma Donskoy, Russia
My Favorite Hero is an animated film about what matters the most in life – love. While some children see Batman as their hero, for others it may be their own father.
Special mention in the category Films made by children under 12 years
Day Flower / Eintagsblume
Director: Yoshe Malkus, Germany
Day-Flower is a beautiful but sad story about a little mouse, its longing and a missed moment.
Main prize in the category Films made by children between 12 – 15 years
Out of the Tide/ A margem da maré
Director: Children from Albufeira, Portugal
This is about a journey into the sea that intends to focus to the preservation of ocean species…
Special mention in the category Films made by children between 12 – 15 years
Director: Filip Tatýrek, Czech Republic
This film highlights Australia’s greatest phenomena through a frantically fleeing kangaroo that inadvertently becomes the representative of its race in their battle against humankind.
International Competition of Short animated Films up to 60 Minutes ecologically themed sponsored by Knauf Insulation
THE GREY CITY / Šedé město
Director: Matěj Forejt, Czech Republic
International Competition of Short animated Films made by children ecologically themed sponsored by Knauf Praha.
FARMERS / Farmáři
Director: Petr Mischinger, Czech Republic
3. – 9.5. 2007 Třeboň
Prezident: Raoul Servaisè
Porota – původní tvorba: Aurel Klimt (ČR), Garri Bardin (Rusko), Priit Pärn (Estonsko)
Porota – TV tvorba a tvorba na zakázku: Rodolfo Pastor (Španělsko), Gene Deitch (USA), Pawel Czarzasty (Polsko)
Porota – studentská tvorba: Paul Bush (VB), Vlasta Pospíšilová (ČR), Jean Luc Slock (Belgie)
Porota – národní soutěž: Rudolf Urc (Slovensko), Michaela Pavlátová (ČR), Josef Valušiak (ČR)
Soutěže: mezinárodní soutěž, česká soutěž, filmy vytvořené dětmi
Akce: výstava prací studentu VŠUP – Prolínačky
nová vlna španělské animace | nová rakouská animace | mezinárodní
soutěž internetových animací| Cartoon Saloon uvádí | zlínské ateliéry
dětem | 3D stereoskopické filmy
AniFest Grand Prix: The Runt / Nedochůdče – Andreas Hykade (Německo / Germany)
Cena za nejlepší krátký film: Zuduši Sniega / Lost in Snow / Ztraceni ve sněhu – Vladimir Leschiov (Lotyšsko / Latvia)
Cena za nejlepší celovečerní film: Jedné noci v jednom městě – Jan Balej (Česká republika / Czech Republic)
Cena za nejlepší studentský film: Botteoubateau / Bottoobatoh / Bottubato – Marina Rosset (Švýcarsko / Switzerland)
Cena za nejlepší školní kolekci: École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambré (Belgie / Belgium)
Cena za nejlepší televizní film a seriál: Bloot / Naked / Nazí – Mischa Kamp (Nizozemí / Netherlands)
Cena za nejlepší videoklip: Apple on a Tree / Jablko na stromě – Astrid Rieger, Zeljko Vidovic (Německo / Germany)
Cena za nejlepší reklamu, znělku: Bad Note / Špatná nota – Craig Wessels (JAR / South Africa)
Cena za nejlepší internetový film: Firmins: Le Parc – Hervé Marchal and Bruno Rhinn (Francie / France)
Cena diváků za nejlepší internetový film: Bloody Mary / Krvavá Mary – Zina Papadopoulou (Řecko / Greece)
Cena za nejlepší dětskou tvorbu: Cheezy – kolektiv dětí z / children from Kidscam vzw: Laura Vereecken-Mathilde Kockelbergh-Asja Dereviere-Jarno Dereviere-Elise Claes-Jana Neirinck-Luca De Paepe-Flore Batsleer-Gheleyne Bastiaen-Jelle Mestdagh-Lisa Van nevel-Laura Van Kerrebroeck-Sebastian Van Hyfte-Tom Chielens-Wannes Vande Kerkhove (Belgie / Belgium)
Cena města Třeboně: Paní G – Michal Žabka (Česká republika / Czech Republic)
Cena za nejlepší český krátký animovaný film: Domečku Vař – Jiří Barta (Česká republika / Czech Republic)
Vizuál/znělka: Michaela Pavlátová
Every year in the spring one Czech spa cities becomes the city of animation. AniFest was held for the first time in 2002 in the Southbohemian spa city Třeboň, in 2009 it began its journey to the north, up untill to Northbohemian spa Teplice. Since then AniFest grew from a local film event to a big festival with international competition, which annualy causes some swirlings in the calm waters of Czech film through the selection of the best from both Czech and world animated production. Renowned film makers and theorists of animation are coming every year and students of animation as well as all the fans of moving pictures are heading to AniFest too, looking for some animated treasures unlikely to be found in cinemas.
The aim of the festival is to annualy bring thoughtfully curated selection from the best of contemporary animated film, systematically present the work of big personalities from the history of animation in retrospectives (sometimes celebreting their anniversaries) and in selections of various national productions. For this reason AniFest also colaborates with many other world festivals of (not only) animated film. We are also part of the Cartoon EU organization and we nominate our candidate for the Cartoon d’Or prize every year. AniFest 2012 will aslo screen the selection of Cartoon d’Or winners.
In spite of the fact that we’re trying (so far sucessfully) to break the old cliche about animated films being only for children, we’re also aware that it’s necessary to start with film education early. A significant part of the festival programme is dedicated to children and little visitors can also attend various workshops organized by experienced lectors or authors themselves.
And because we’re also aware that it’s not healthy to spend all week sitting in the dark screening halls, rich accompanying programme in form of concerts, theatre shows and exhibitions is a traditional part of AniFest.
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