The winners of the awards of 11th Animated Film Festival ANIMATED DREAMS were announced on Saturday, 21 November at the award ceremony in Sõprus Cinema.
The Animated Dreams, for the first time ever, gave out monetary prizes this year. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000 euros sponsored by studio A Film Estonia. The students of Estonian Academy of Arts' animation department gave out their award for the first time as well -
The jury members Regina Pessoa (Portugal), Tatia Rosenthal (Israel/USA) and Hardi Volmer (Estonia) decided to hand out the festival awards as follows:
GRAND PRIX - "Wooden Wolf" and 1000 euros sponsored by A Film Estonia LUCÍA Chile 2007, 3'55''
DIR: CRISTÓBAL LEÓN, NILES ATALLAH, JOAQUIN COCIÑA
Technique: animated objects, charcoal
For its fresh, outstanding and innovative approach to the medium, extending the boundaries of animation in a truly original way.
Jury's Special Mentioning I
France 2009, 12'55''
DIR: DAVID ALAPONT, LUIS BRICENO
Technique: 2D/3D computer animation, pencil on paper, rotoscope
For the perfect execution of a brilliant story which subverts and enhances the classical comic style.
Jury's Special Mentioning II
PLEASE SAY SOMETHING
Germany 2009, 10'
DIR: DAVID O'REILLY
For a multi layered, wholly original, cleverly directed portrait of the complicated co-dependence of yearning and abuse.
Jury's Special Mentioning III
SPARNI UN AIRI
Latvia 2009, 6'
DIR: VLADIMIR LE
Technique: watercolour on paper, 2D
For its simple and elegant design and surreal humour, poetically expressing memories from the past.
Poland 2008, 5'
DIR: MICHAŁ SOCHA
Technique: 2D, 3D
For a strange but intimately intriguing, elegantly designed moving universe
Argentina 2008, 6'19''
DIR: SANTIAGO GRASSO
Technique: drawn, 2D
With its charming, poignant humour, and accurate dramatic details, El Empleo leaves no spectator indifferent.
ANOBA nomination for the best Estonian animation film KROKODILL 2009, 16'38''
DIR: KASPAR JANCIS
For its unique, humorous and richly metaphorical portrayal of the complications falling and holding to love.
Award for the best film by Estonian Art Academy's animation students -
DIR: ROBIN NOORDA, BETHANY DE FOREST
For its outstanding visuals, excellent set-design and thrilling musical score.
Head of the feastival
the „Brain-tap" inspired by Animated Dreams logo included 500 euros sponsored by EKA animation department.ŠČIOV
„Braintap" and 500 € sponsored by EKA animation department) RED-END & THE SEEMINGLY SYMBIOTIC SOCIETY The Netherlands 2009, 14'