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:
Best Feature Film for ChildrenThe Breadwinner (Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg)Directed by Nora Twomey
Best Feature Film for Grown-upsI’ll Just Live in Bando (South Korea)Directed by Yongsun Lee
Best Short FilmManivald (Estonia)Directed by Chintis Lundgren
Best Student Film Enough (UK)Directed by Anna Mantzaris
Best Abstract / Non-narrative FilmDivisional ArticulationsDirected by Max Hattler
Best Music VideoI Don’t Like the Comics You Drew by The Shanghai Restoration Project (China, USA)Directed by Lei Lei
Best Czech Short FilmWalking and Running Directed by Vít Pancíř
Best Czech Student FilmWOO-HOO!Directed by Dávid Štumpf
Best Czech TV and Online FilmHungry Bear Tales: Blueberries! Directed by Alexandra Májová and Kateřina Karhánková
Best Czech Commissioned WorkJupí Hot Drink Directed by Michal Žabka
Best Czech Music VideoKrosna by Barbora PolákováDirected by Kosuke Sugimoto
Independent Computer Games, Best Artwork: GNOG
Best Game for Children. Chuchel (Czech Republic)
Lifetime Achievement AwardLibuše Čihařová
Visegrad Animation Forum
Best Feature FilmOf 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/LikaonSupport from Creative Europe MEDIA, the Czech State Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Fund
Nespresso Audience AwardOf Unwanted Things and People (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland)
Special MentionJohn Vardar vs the Galaxy (Macedonia, Bulgaria)Directed by Goce CvetanovskiProduced by Lynx Animation StudiosSupported by Macedonian Film Agency, Bulgarian Film Fund, Bulgarian National Television
Best Series/TV SpecialRabbit from a Tin Hat (Serbia)Directed by Ivan KnizevicProduced by Origin Tales
Special MentionNoah’s Tree (Hungary)Directed by Peter Vacz
Best Short FilmFloating (Serbia)Directed by Jelena MilunovicProduced by PlatformaSupported by Film Center Serbia
Special MentionI Come Undone (Poland)Directed by Piotr ChmielewskiProduced by FrimGramm Foundation
Post Production AwardI Come Undone (Poland)Directed by Piotr Chmielewski