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2018-05-07
Of Unwanted Things and People by David Sukup, Ivana Laucikova, Agata Gorzadek and Leon Vidmar Of Unwanted Things and People by David Sukup, Ivana Laucikova, Agata Gorzadek and Leon Vidmar photo: MAUR Film

TREBON: The four-country coproduction Of Unwanted Things and People won the first animated feature film pitching award at the Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF), which was held during the Czech festival of animation Anifilm, which concluded on 6 May 2018.

The project was represented by Juraj Krasnohorsky of the Slovak production company Artichoke and Czech producer Martin Vandas from MAUR Film. The project is a coproduction with ZVVIKS (Slovenia) and WJTeam/Likaon (Poland), with support from Creative Europe MEDIA, the Czech State Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Slovenian Film Fund. The directors, one from each country, are David Sukup (CZ), Ivana Laucikova (SK), Agata Gorzadek (PL) and Leon Vidmar (SI).

Serbia took home two main pitching awards. The TV Series/Specials pitch award went to the Serbian animated series Rabbit from a Tin Hat. The short film pitching award went to the Serbian film Floating directed by Jelena Milunovic.

The VAF post-production award from Poland’s Playade Sound Studio went to the Polish project I Come Undone.

The Anifilm award for Best Feature Film for Children went to Irish director Nora Twomey for her film The Breadwinner. Korean director Yongsun Lee won the award for the Best Feature Film for Grown-ups with his film I’ll Just Live in Bando.

The list of winners follows:

Anifilm 2018

Best Feature Film for Children
The Breadwinner (Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg)
Directed by Nora Twomey

Best Feature Film for Grown-ups
I’ll Just Live in Bando (South Korea)
Directed by Yongsun Lee

Best Short Film
Manivald (Estonia)
Directed by Chintis Lundgren

Best Student Film
Enough (UK)
Directed by Anna Mantzaris

Best Abstract / Non-narrative Film
Divisional Articulations
Directed by Max Hattler

Best Music Video
I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew by The Shanghai Restoration Project (China, USA)
Directed by Lei Lei

Best Czech Short Film
Walking and Running
Directed by Vít Pancíř

Best Czech Student Film
WOO-HOO!
Directed by Dávid Štumpf

Best Czech TV and Online Film
Hungry Bear Tales: Blueberries!
Directed by Alexandra Májová and Kateřina Karhánková

Best Czech Commissioned Work
Jupí Hot Drink
Directed by Michal Žabka

Best Czech Music Video
Krosna by Barbora Poláková
Directed by Kosuke Sugimoto

Independent Computer Games, Best Artwork: GNOG

Best Game for Children.
Chuchel (Czech Republic)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Libuše Čihařová

Visegrad Animation Forum

Best Feature Film
Of Unwanted Things and People (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland)
Directed by David Súkup (CZ), Ivana Laučíková (SK), Leon Vidmar (SI), Agata Gorządek (PL).
Produced by Artichoke , MAUR Film, ZVVIKS , WJTeam/Likaon
Support from Creative Europe MEDIA, the Czech State Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Fund

Nespresso Audience Award
Of Unwanted Things and People (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland)

Special Mention
John Vardar vs the Galaxy (Macedonia, Bulgaria)
Directed by Goce Cvetanovski
Produced by Lynx Animation Studios
Supported by Macedonian Film Agency, Bulgarian Film Fund, Bulgarian National Television

Best Series/TV Special
Rabbit from a Tin Hat (Serbia)
Directed by Ivan Knizevic
Produced by Origin Tales

Special Mention
Noah’s Tree (Hungary)
Directed by Peter Vacz

Best Short Film
Floating (Serbia)
Directed by Jelena Milunovic
Produced by Platforma
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Special Mention
I Come Undone (Poland)
Directed by Piotr Chmielewski
Produced by FrimGramm Foundation

Post Production Award
I Come Undone (Poland)
Directed by Piotr Chmielewski

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