The live portion of the 15th Oscar®-qualifying ANIMATOR 2022 International Animated Film Festival is over! For 7 festival days, audiences watched more than 300 films from all around the world, participated in workshops, special events and meetings with international animation creators and producers.
Thursday's Awards Ceremony could be viewed at the outdoor cinema at Plac Wolności, with broadcasts available at the Dragon Social Club Festival Club and Kino Muza. All those who couldn’t attend the event are invited to watch the productions on the festival's Youtube channel - IAFF Animator.
The winners of the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR 2022 are listed below!
International Short Film Competition
The members of the jury of the International Short Film Competition of the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR 2022: Daniel Gill, Sebastian Ładyżyński, andEmma de Swaef decided to award the following prizes:
GRAND PRIX - THE GOLDEN PEGASUS / 45,000 PLN
"The Debutante" by Elizabeth Hobbs, United Kingdom, 2022, 8'07
Jury's rationale: Witty and innovative adaptation of a novella, full of quirky energy, strong on an artistic level.
2ND AWARD - THE SILVER PEGASUS / 12,000 PLN
"Beast" by Hugo Covarrubias, Chile 2021, 15'
Jury's rationale: A masterfully disturbing realization from a dark period in Chile's history.
3RD AWARD - THE BRONZE PEGASUS - Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology Award / 6,000 PLN
"Steakhouse" Špela Čadež, Slovenia, 2021, 9'30"
Jury's rationale: Creatively brutal portrait of a destructive, toxic relationship.
Award for the Best Music / 4,000 PLN
Mio Adachi for the music for “Bird in the Peninsula”, France, Japan, 2022, 16'.
Jury's rationale: For excellent use of diegetic and non-diegetic music.
Award for the Best Student Film / 1,000 PLN
"Au revoir Jérôme ! / Goodbye Jérôme!", Gabrielle Selnet, Adam Sillard, Chloé Farr, France, 2021, 7'44"
Jury's rationale: A successful reimagining of life after death.
Special Award for Artistic Merit – in memoriam of Wojciech Juszczak (Artistic Director’s Award) / 1,000 PLN
"Great Wall of Poland" / "Wielki Mur Polski", dir. Aga Jarząb, Poland, 2021, 2'50".
Jury's rationale: for housing maximum content in minimum form.
Audience Award for the Best Short Film
"Loop", dir. Pablo Polledri, Spain, 8'
Just a reminder that the film that received the Grand Prix in the Main Competition will go on the list from which films are selected for an Oscar nomination!
International Feature Film Competition
The members of the jury of the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR 2022: Carolina Lopez Caballero, Hisko Hulsing, Marc James Roels awarded the following prizes:
Award for the Best Feature Film / 30,000 PLN
(As per the regulations, the award was divided: 5,000 PLN goes to the director / 10,000 PLN goes to the producer / 5,000 PLN goes to the distributor).
"Flee", dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen / producer: Final Cut For Real / distributor: Against Gravity / Denmark, France, Sweden, 2021, 89'
Jury's rationale: An engaging documentary thriller that uses animation to tell the difficult story of a refugee's journey and his coming out of the closet in a sensitive way. Its humanity and cinematic richness make it a truly engaging and universal film.
Audience Award for the Best Feature Film
„Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People” dir. Cesar Cabral, Brazil 2021, 90’
International Animated Series Competition
The members of the jury of the International Competition of Animated Series of the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR 2022: Carolina Lopez Caballero, Hisko Hulsing, Marc Roels decided to award the:
Award for the Best Animated Series / 5,000 PLN
“MY YEAR OF DICKS" dir. by Sara Gunnarsdóttir, USA, 2022, 5' 33''
Jury's rationale: A provocative journey through the experiences of the main character, fighting the sexual-romantic battlefield of her life. A study of a fascinating, quirky, and refreshing character that you can identify with and makes us wait with excitement to see more!
Audience Award for the Best Animated Series:
"Poorly Drawn Lines - Episode 1: Bathroom Emergency" dir. Matt Thompson, USA 2021, 3'16"
Polish Animated Film Competition ANIMATOR.PL
The members of the jury of the ANIMATOR.PL Polish Animated Film Competition of the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR 2022: Tim Allen, Matylda Damięcka, Tomasz Kolankiewicz, Joanna Jasinska-Koronkiewicz, Wioletta Sowa decided to award the following prizes:
GRAND PRIX - THE GOLDEN ANIMUSZ - Polish Filmmakers Association's Award / 12,000 PLN
"Figury Niemożliwe i Inne Historie I", directed by Marta Pajek, 2021, 16'
Jury's rationale: For the author's style of animation, an expressive story, told through subtle means of expression and for a strongly immersive, cinematic experience.
II AWARD - THE SILVER ANIMUSZ - Polish Filmmakers Association's Award / 4,000 PLN
"SLOW LIGHT" dir. Kijek/Adamski (Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski), 2022 / 10' 58"
Jury's rationale: For finding harmony between an interesting story and excellent visuals.
III AWARD - THE BRONZE ANIMUSZ / 2,000 PLN
"To nie będzie film festiwalowy", dir. Julia Orlik, 2022, 8'
Jury's rationale: For an honest reflection on the sacrifices we make as filmmakers.
"Once there was a sea / Bolo raz jedno more...", directed by Joanna Kozuch, Poland, Slovakia, 2021 16'30"
Jury's rationale: For proving that animation is often the only way to tell an extremely important story, and showing that human actions can have a catastrophic effect on the future.
Audience Award for the Best Polish Film
"The Bridge” dir. Izumi Yoshida, Poland 2022, 20’
Volunteers Award for The Best Film of the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR
"The 2 Shoes"/"Les 2 souliers", dir. Paul Driessen, France, 5'
VISIT US AT THE MUZA CINEMA TO WATCH THE SCREENINGS OF THE AWARDED FILMS
14.07.22 / THURSDAY
10.30 pm - Screening of short films and series awarded part I / Kino Muza, room 1
15.07.22 / FRIDAY
8.00 pm - Screening of awarded short films part II / Kino Muza, room 1
9.45 pm - Awarded feature film: Jury's choice/ Kino Muza, room 1
16.07.22 / SATURDAY
8.00 pm - Awarded feature film: Audience's choice / Kino Muza, sala 1
Part of the festival program will also be available online on the myANIMATOR platform between 15-21.07.2022!