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11. IAFF Animator

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Rewarded films

REWARDED FILMS / 11TH IAFF Animator 2018
GRAND PRIX OF THE 10th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2018, THE GOLDEN PEGASUS/ 45 000 PLN
Neputovanja / Untravel
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr. / Serbia, Słowacja / Serbia, Slovakia / 2018 / 9’20”

Justification of the verdict:
This film depicts an extremely relevant and universal message now using simple puppets and character design to hugely affecting emotional effect.

2nd Award – National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute Award / THE SILVER PEGASUS/ 25 000 PLN
Telefonul / The Call
Anca Damian / Rumunia / Romania / 2018 / 10’11”

Justification of the verdict:
Amazing mix of fluid and inventive techniques that gel together perfectly and left us moved by the emotions of the story.

3rd Award – THE BRONZE PEGASUS/ 15 000 PLN
Negative Space
Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata / Francja / France / 2017 / 5’30”

Justification of the verdict:
A simple, poetic film about loss and mourning – beautifully realised.

AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM/ 45 000 PLN
Photon
reż. Norman Leto / Polska 2017

Justification of the verdict:
A seemingly scientific explaination of human cognition turns into a subtle dissection of a troubled, flawed, possibly unreliable narrator. Film uses the conventions of „the interview,” „the voice of God,” and the character of the man-splaining scientist in an evolutionary way; weaving often dark animated imagery as both „evidence” and „fantasy”, where the borders of these binaries shift, collide and an ultimately reveal a bold and original film unlike any we’ve seen before.

SPECIAL AWARDS
AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC FILM/MUSIC/ 10 000 PLN
Min Börda / The Burden
Niki Lindroth von Bahr / Szwecja / Sweden / 2017 / 13’

Justification of the verdict:
A perfect marriage between music, words, image and humour.

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN POZNAŃ FOR THE BEST STUDENT FILM
Love Me, Fear Me
Veronica Solomon / Niemcy / Germany / 2018 / 6’06”

Justification of the verdict:
A remarkable film that shows animation is the perfect medium to make anything and everything happen with just a handful of clay.

WOJCIECH JUSZCZAK SPECIAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC MERIT (Artistic director award)/ 5 000 PLN
Nebula
Marcin Nowrotek / Polska / Poland / 2017 / 03:34

Justification of the verdict (Marcin Giżycki): for a successful merging of interesting, experimental form with jazz music.

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR SHORT FILM
Min Börda / The Burden
Niki Lindroth von Bahr / Szwecja / Sweden / 2017 / 13’

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR FEATURE FILM
Seder-Masochism
Nina Paley / USA / 2018

THE SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2018, The lifetime achievement award, The CRYSTAL PEGASUS GOES TO DANIEL SZCZECHURA

ANIMATOR.PL Awards:
GRAND PRIX - Crystal Animusz / PLN 10 000
Kwadratura koła / Squaring the Circle
Karolina Specht / Polska / 2018 / 4:50
Justification of the verdict: For a beautiful blend of abstraction and storytelling.

Golden Animusz for Debut / PLN 3 000
Na zdrowie! / Bless You!
Paulina Ziółkowska / Polska / 2018 / 4:45
Justification of the verdict: For a joyful graphic toast.

Golden Animusz for Film or TV Series for Kids / PLN 3 000
Basia i nowy braciszek / Babsy and her baby brother
Marcin Wasilewski / Polska / 2018 / 11:36
Justification of the verdict: For a subtle and clever portrayal of family relations.

Golden Animusz for Author’s Film / PLN 3 000
III
Marta Pajek / Polska / 2018 / 12:00
Justification of the verdict: For a sophisticated depiction of female-male relations.

Honorable mention:
Nie masz dystansu / You are overreacting
Karina Paciorkowska / Polska / 2017 / 3:57
Justification of the verdict For courage and risk taking.

Honorable mention:
Świat, który uleciał na grzbiecie krowy / The World that flew away on the back of a Cow
Wojciech A. Hoffmann / Polska / 2018 / 7:00
Justification of the verdict: For an unconventional use of media.

Honorable mention:
Bernard
Anna Oparkowska / Polska / 2017 / 4:30
Justification of the verdict: To the composer of the score, Mikołaj Trzaska, for the correspondence between sound and vision.

Honorable mention:
The Game
Natalia Oliwiak / Polska / 2017 / 8:00
Justification of the verdict: For a hypnotical, trance-like journey.

Honorable mention:
Kosmiczne trio / The Amazing Adventures of Not So Special People from Outer Space
Katarzyna Miechowicz / Polska / 2018 / 6:38
Justification of the verdict: For a sense of humor evoking the 1970s.


Animator 2017

GRAND PRIX OF THE 10th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2017, THE GOLDEN PEGASUS/ 45 000 PLN GOES TO
A Dad dir. Robert Cambrinus / Austria 2016
Justification of the verdict:
An award for intelligent, humorous and ironic allusion to the spirit of Dadaism, a crucial trend in the art of the 20th century, in the hundred years’ anniversary of the movement.

THE NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE AWARD/ THE SILVER PEGASUS/ 25 000 PLN
A photo of mine dir. Dennis Tupicoff / Australia 2017
Justification of the verdict:
For its monumental simplicity and the deep resonance of its poetic juxtaposition of found footage and rotoscoped imagery.

THE BRONZE PEGASUS/ 15 000 PLN
Sparrow's Flight dir. Tom Schroeder/ USA 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A film where friendship and creativity outlive tragedy. Told with a keen cinematic eye that looks back on a lost collaboration. It is a spirited tribute that celebrates the art of animation.

AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM/ 45 000 PLN
Window Horses / reż. Ann Marie Fleming / Kanada 2016
Here’s the statement from feature films jury: “A film that shows the value and reward of opening up one’s heart to different cultures, especially at a time when many chose to close them. And, a film that connects emotionally with its characters, which, though stylized in appearance, are fully dimensional.”

SPECIAL AWARDS

AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC FILM/MUSIC/ 10 000 PLN
Chateau au Go Go dir. Steve Gentile / USA 2016
Justification of the verdict:
An award for witty form and brilliant combination of image and excellent music by Vijay Lyer.

THE POLISH FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM/ 10 000 PLN
Pussy dir. Renata Gąsiorowska/Poland 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A playful film that bravely takes for granted the right of every woman to pleasure her own body, a right that for too long has been portrayed by authorities as dirty and shameful.

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN POZNAŃ FOR THE BEST STUDENT FILM
The Wrong End of the Stick dir. Terri Matthews / UK 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A well-crafted film filled with wry humour. Impressively written, designed and animated. Very solid in its execution.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
The wind suddenly dir. Edris Samani / Iran 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A film worth mentioning for its inspiring vision. It is a worthy parable in today's troubled world.

WOJCIECH JUSZCZAK SPECIAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC MERIT (Artistic director award)/ 5 000 PLN
With the artist's kind permission / Piotr Bosacki / Poland 2016
Justification of the verdict:
For an interesting and humorous exploration of unconventional relations between image and text.

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR SHORT FILM
With the artist's kind permission / Piotr Bosacki / Poland 2016

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR FEATURE FILM
Louise en Hiver / Louise by the Shore / Jean-François Laguionie / France, Canada 2016

THE SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2017, The lifetime achievement award, The CRYSTAL PEGASUS GOES TO WITOLD GIERSZ


Animator 2016

GRAND PRIX OF THE 9th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016, THE GOLDEN PEGASUS GOES TO Igor Kovalyov FOR THE FILM “Before Love” for Complex film which creates its own unique universe

2ND AWARD OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016/ THE NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE AWARD, THE SILVER PEGASUS GOES TO Theodore Ushev FOR THE FILM “Blind Vaysha” for “Visually strong film that makes us think about present times”.

3RD AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016, THE BRONZE PEGASUS for “Absurd, funny and scary film with perfect sound and timing” goes to Phil Mulloy FOR THE FILM “ENDGAME”.

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM GOES TO Penny Lane FOR THE FILM “Nuts!”. “The author tells us a story that is informative, playful and entertaining. Thanks to surprising plot twists and a creative combination of a documentary convention and animation the film is gripping from the first to the last scene. At the same time it encourages the audience to ponder on the effectiveness of demagogy in politics and everyday life as well as enables to critically look at the mechanisms of media self-creation.” - the jury statemens says.

THE Wojciech Juszczak SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016 FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC MERITS (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S AWARD) GOES TO IZUMI YOSHIDA FOR THE FILM “KINKI” for “an interesting attempt to prove that, through an abstract film, one can penetrate even the darkest recesses of human mind.”

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016/ THE POLISH FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM For sensitive mapping of personal state of mind GOES TO MARTA PAJEK FOR THE FILM “IMPOSSIBLE FIGURES II

SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016 FOR THE BEST STUDENT FILM FOR “Touching film about an unconditional love told with a charming humor” GOES TO Dina Velikovskaya for THE FILM “About a Mother”.

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016 FOR THE BEST MUSIC FILM/MUSIC for “Wonderful ride which merges music, images and poem perfectly” GOES TO Georges Schwizgebel FOR THE FILM “Erlking”.

THE AUDIENCE AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016 For best short film GOES TO IZABELA PLUCIŃSKA FOR THE FILM “SEXY LAUNDRY”

THE AUDIENCE AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016 For best feature film GOES TO Alberto Vazquez i Pedro Rivero FOR THE FILM “Psiconautas, los niños olvidados”

THE SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2016, The lifetime achievement award, The CRYSTAL PEGASUS GOES TO GERALD POTTERTON.


Animator 2015

GRAND PRIX/ THE GOLDEN PEGASUS
For being one of the best examples of semi-abstract animation ever:
FUGUE FOR CELLO, TRUMPET AND LANDSCAPE, Jerzy Kucia, Poland, 18’
Jerzy Kucia is back after thirteen years of silence with this meditative story in the form of a poetic film based on a relationship between images and music. The film shows the process of evoking feelings and searching for landscape specificity by recounting events which have taken place in the scenery.

THE SILVER PEGASUS
For the dry humor and the innovative graphics with which it depicts man’s life
PILOTS ON THE WAY HOME, Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn, Canada/Estonia, 16’.
Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. While following the perilous and unpredictable course that will ultimately lead them home, they fall prey to visions and must confront the siren call and their own strange fantasies.

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
Which represents the peak of a longlife research for shapes combined with sound and colour which creates a harmony of all the elements
CHINA VIOLET, David Ehrlich, China/USA, 3’15’’
This colorful enchantment inspired by the director’s five year stay in China is an ode to its landscape and people. Manifold amorphous images fill blank, white space that harmonically fights with them for the screen. A meditative film flows carefully with the soundtrack full of Asian motives.

AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM
We award “Best Feature Film” to Eden’s Edge by Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice. Eden’s Edge embodies the spirit of the Animator Festival in its furthering the form of animation. Treml and Calice have created a richly generative work through minimal means. The nine vignettes of Eden’s Edge, with their spare compositions presented from a distant visual perspective coupled with distinct first-person monologues in accompanying sonic environment, evoke contemporary modes of observation and accumulate into a deeply expansive cultural portrait.
EDEN'S EDGE, Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice, Austria, USA, 61'

AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FILM
The film that transforms dark mind of García Lorca into a vivid colorful dance
THE SLEEPWALKER / SONÁMBULO, Theodore Ushev, Canada, 4’20’’
A surrealist journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights.

THE POLISH FILMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM
Which in an innovative way compares past and complicated and painful present
HOME / DOM, Agnieszka Borowa, Poland, 14’22’’
Home is a place. A family. A history. Relationships. Home is a memory that forms a person. Maybe it’s also a dream? This is a story about a girl coming back Home. This visit brings a storm of chaotic, difficult memories. She needs to deal with them in order to be able to leave. What is her Home? Is it possible to change it?

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN POZNAN FOR BEST STUDENT FILM
Brisk and minimalistic animation and design which tells a story of a survival and freedom
HARD TO BE A SPARROW / TRUDNO VOROBYU, Darya Vyatkina, Russia, 7’55’’
The film is about a crafty sparrow, who met a friend.

WOJCIECH JUSZCZAK SPECIAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC MERIT

WORLD OF TOMORROW, Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 17'

CRISTAL PEGASUS
Raoul Servais

AUDIENCE AWARD
WORLD OF TOMORROW, Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 17'


Animator 2014

GRAND PRIX/ THE GOLDEN PEGASUS
„Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H.” dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay, Great Britain, 2014, 26'

THE SILVER PEGASUS
„Symphony No. 42” dir. Réka Bucsi, Hungary, 2013, 10’

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
„É In Motion No.2” dir. Sumito Sakakibara, Japan, 2013, 12'

AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FILM
„Łaźnia” dir. Tomek Ducki, music: Jean-Marc Petsas, Poland, 2013, 4’

THE POLISH FILMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM
„Rzeczy oczywiste" dir. Piotr Bosacki, Poland, 2013, 10’

WOJCIECH JUSZCZAK SPECIAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC MERIT
„Hipopotamy” dir. Piotr Dumała, Poland, 2014, 12'29"

AUDIENCE AWARD
„Padre” dir. Santiago 'Bou' Grasso, Argentina, France 2013, 11'50"

AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM
„Rocks in my Pockets” dir. Signe Baumane, USA, Latvia, 2014, 93'


Animator 2013

GRAND PRIX/ THE GOLDEN PEGASUS
Ab ovo” dir. Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, Poland, 2012, 5'18"

THE SILVER PEGASUS
„Kaspar” dir. Diane Obomsawin, Canada, 2012, 8'22"

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
„Toto” dir. Zbigniew Czapla, Poland, 2013, 12'

AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FILM
„Paula” dir. Dominic Etienne Simard, music: Ramachandra Borcar, Canada, 2011, 10'29"

SPECJALNE WYRÓŻNIENIE ZA MISTRZOSTWO W UŻYCIU TECHNIK ANIMACJI
„Obida” („The Wound”) dir. Anna Budanova, Russia, 2013, 9'

AUDIENCE AWARD
„Head Over Heels” dir. Timothy Reckart, Great Britain, 2012, 10'18"

AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM
„Consuming Spirits” dir. Chris Sullivan , USA, 2012, 130'

Animator 2012

GRAND PRIX/ THE GOLDEN PEGASUS
„Ya videl kak mishy kota horonili” („Widziałem jak myszy zakopywały kota“) dir. Dmitry Geller, Russia, China, 2011, 5'35”

THE SILVER PEGASUS
„Tussilago” dir. Jonas Odell, Sweden, 2010, 13'45"

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
„Le grand ailleurs et le petit ici” („Tutaj i wielkie gdzie indziej”) dir. Michèle Lemieux, Canada, 2011, 14'24"

AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FILM
„Sunny Afternoon” („Słoneczne popołudnie”) dir. Thomas Renoldner, Austria, 2012, 6’50”

THE POLISH FILMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM
„Papierowe pudełko" dir. Zbigniew Czapla, Poland, 2011, 8’55”

AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM
Droga na drugą stronę” dir. Anca Damian, Romania, Poland, 2011, 73’

AUDIENCE AWARD
„Przewinięty dzień” („Rew Day”) dir. Svilen Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 2012, 6’40”

Animator 2011

GRAND PRIX / THE GOLDEN PEGASUS
„Sinna mann” („Angry Man“) dir. Anita Killi, Norway, 2009, 20'

NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE AWARD / THE SILVER PEGASUS
„Baka!!” dir. Immanuel Wagner, Switzerland, 2010, 7'34"

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
„Crossed Sild” dir. Lea Vidaković, Ivana Bošnjak, Norway, 2010, 12'16"

SPECIAL AWARD FOR MUSIC FILM/MUSIC
not awarded

SPECIAL AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S FILM

„Chroniques de la poisse" („Sticky Ends”) dir. Osman Cerfon, France, 2010, 6'17"

THE AUDIENCE AWARD
„Sinna mann” („Angry Man“) dir. Anita Killi, Norway, 2009, 20'


Animator 2010

THE GOLDEN PEGASUS
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Ukryte” („Hidden”) dir. Piotr Szczepanowicz, Poland, 2009, 7 min. 07 sec.

NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE AWARD / THE SILVER PEGASUS
„Simon vagyok” („I am Simon”) dir. Tunde Molnar, Hungary, 2009, 11 min. 30 sec.

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
„Big Bang Big Boom” dir. Blu, Italy, 2010, 9 min. 30 sec.

SPECIAL AWARD FOR MUSIC FILM/MUSIC
„Love & Theft” dir. Andreas Hykade, Germany, 2010, 7 min.

SPECIAL AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S FILM
„A trip to the seaside” dir. Nina Bisyarina, Russia, 2008, 7 min.

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY
"Millhaven” dir. Bartek Kulas, Poland, 2010, 6 min. 50 sec.

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY FOR CHILDREN’S FILM
„Zhila-bila mucha” („Once there was a fly") dir. Alena Oyatieva, Russia, 2009, 13 min. 30 sec.

THE AUDIENCE AWARD
„Big Bang Big Boom” dir. Blu, Italy, 2010, 9 min. 30 sec.


Animator 2009

GRAND PRIX / THE GOLDEN PEGASUS

“Eintritt zum Paradies um 3 € 20” („Admission to paradise for 3 € 20”) dir. Edith Stauber, Austria, 2008, 12 min.

NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE AWARD / THE SILVER PEGASUS
„Chainsaw” dir. Dennis Tupicoff, Australia, 2007, 24 min. 10 sec.

THE BRONZE PEGASUS
„Kaasasundinud kohustused” („Inherent obligations”) dir. Rao Heidmets, Estonia, 2008, 10 min.

SPECIAL AWARD FOR MUSIC FILM
„Virus” dir. Robert Proch, Poland, 2009, 4 min. 33 sec.

SPECIAL AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S FILM
„Gerald's Last Day” dir. Justin & Shel Rasch, USA, 2009, 11 min. 30 sec.

THE AUDIENCE AWARD
„La maison en petits cubes” (“The house of small cubes”) dir. Kunio Kato, Japan, 2008, 12 min. 03 sec.


Animator 2008

GRAND PRIX /
GOLDEN PEGASUS
“Madame Tutli-Putli” dir. Chris Lavis i Maciek Szczerbowski, Canada

SILVER PEGASUS
„Muto” dir. Blu, Italy

BRONZE PEGASUS
„Laska” dir. Michał Socha, Poland

AWARD FOR MUSIC FILM / JURY SPECIAL AWARD
„Eletvonal” („Life Line”) dir. Tomek Ducki, Hungary

AWARD FOR ECOLOGICAL FILM
„Veterinararsts” (“Veterinarian”) dir. Signe Baumane, Latvia

FESTIVAL DIRECTORS’ AWARD

„Exit” dir. Grzegorz Koncewicz, Poland

FESTIVAL OFFICE AWARD
„Try Yangaly” („Tree Angels”) dir. Yulia Rudiskaya, Belarus

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

FOR SCRIPT
„Štyri” („Four”) dir. Ivana Šebestová, Slovakia

FOR MUSIC / FOR SOUNDTRACK
„Seemannstreue” („Sea Dog’s Devotion”) dir. Anna Kalus, music: Florian Kappler, Germany

FOR DEBUT

„Dokumanimo” dir. Małgorzata Bosek, Poland

FOR CHILDREN FILM
„Tôt ou tard” dir. Jadwiga Kowalska, Switzerland