AniFest Grand Prix
Widow Caillou/ La Veuve Caillou, dir. Agnes Patron, France
Argument: A beautiful, poetic, moving visualization of the author’s very personal tale.
Main prize: A Letter to Momo/ Momo e no Tegami, dir. Hiroyuki Okiura, Japan
Argument: Solid direction, writing, pacing and a strong narrative core.
Special mention: Dead But Not Buried, dir. Phil Mulloy, Great Britain
Argument: Very strong writing, conceptually brave film.
Short film up to 5 minutes
Main prize: The Mechanism of Spring / Haru no shikumi, r. Atsushi Wada, Japan
Argument: Very contemporary and unpredictable short film, that uses a minimalistic approach to seduce the viewer.
Special mention: How to eat your apple, dir. Erick Oh, South Korea
Argument: An elegantly designed film with a strong humorous concept.
Short film 5 – 15 minutes
Main prize: Moxie, dir. Stephen Irwin, Great Britain
Argument: A film that manages to create a mysterious and challenging world (that invites us to review and explore it again and again).
Special mention: Luminaris, dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina
Argument: An entertaing pixilation film with an engaging and well crafted story.
Short film 15 – 60 minutes
Main prize: The Chronicle of Oldřich S., dir. Rudolf Šmíd, Czech Republic
Argument: Clean, traditional but ironic story, interesting journal visualised via animation.
Special mention: Chasing, dir. Chao Wu, China
Argument: Fresh and creative film.
Main prize: Bubi, dir. Veronika Vlková, Jan Šrámek, Czech Republic
Argument: Video-animation Bubi presents an open „narrative“ form, seemingly without end or beginning. It works very convincingly in the enviroment of a big cinema, where it manages to provide a confrontation with the viewer’s experience of film and graphical reading of moving images. It’s a graphic testimony, civilisation apocalypse which „saves“ the first edition of this section of non-narrative and experimental phenomenon in contemporary animation in a symbolic way.
Main prize: tWINs, dir. Peter Budínský, Slovakia
Argument: Unusual style, good use of metaphoric storytelling.
Special mention: Not About Us, dir. Michael Frei, Estonia/Switzerland
Argument: Nice design, well constructed abstract storytelling
TV Film and series
Main prize: Dodu – the Cardboard Boy/ Dodu – O rapaz de cartao, dir. José Miguel Ribeiro, Portugal
Argument: For combination of simple storytelling and very good cinematography.
Special mention: Pat and Mat in the country/ Pat a Mat na venkově, dir. Jan Beneš, Czech Republic
Argument: For the humor of the constant topping of gags and the ability to keep the series fresh for so many years.
Main prize: Toru Matsumoto: AND AND, dir. Mirai Mizue, Japan
Argument: for the unique visualization of the music and incredible design concept.
Special mention: Paristetris: Sponge Ideas, dir. Katarzyna Paulina, Nalewajka Szewczyk, Poland
Argument: For the combination of storytelling with the music.
Jingles and Commercials
Main prize: Y film logo, dir. Nupur Bhargava, India
Argument: for the clever mixture of comics, animation, human interaction, camera movement to present the logo in the final shot.
Special mention: Filmfest Dresden trailer 2011, Volker Schlecht, Germany
Argument: Dynamic visualisation of the history of the film.
Films made by children under 12 years
Main prize: Circus / O circo, dir. group of children from the EB school, Portugal
Argument: Elaborated animation and visual style, great work with camera and editing.
Special mention: The Wild World of Hawai / Le Monde Sauvage de Hawai, dir. group of children from Camera etc.
Argument: Very creative and playfull, artistically elaborated and nice subtitles.
Films made by children from 12 to 15 years
Main prize: Ljeto na plaži, Barbara Radman, Marija Nikolič, Croatia
Argument: for the surprising story and original idea with wires
Special mention: The School of Lego, dir. Sawston Village College, Great Britain
Argument: witty, interesting animation and humourous Star Wars parody, that uses the possibilities of lego.
Best flipbook by artist under 15 years
The Snail and The Mushroom / Šnek jí hřib – Adéla Koziorková, chosen by Ian Mackinnon
Argument: Lovely character and great animation, well done.
Best flipbook by artist 15+ years old
Blue Tiger/Modrý tygr – Juraj Horváth, Michal Struss
Argument: for the movement of the tiger and for creating the illusion of depth on a flat page. Very beautiful and well done.
Dead But Not Buried, dir. Phil Mulloy, Great Britain
The award of Czech-Estonian Club for best film of the Estonian retrospective
Knot/ Solm, dir. Kalju Kivi, Estonia (audience award)