FESTIVALS: Animated Dreams Awards Two Croatian Films

    Nighthawk by Spela Cadez Nighthawk by Spela Cadez

    TALLINN: Two short Croatian coproductions took home awards at the 2016 edition of the Estonian film festival Animated Dreams, which concluded on 20 November.

    The Croatian/Slovenian film Nighthawk directed by Spela Cadez won the Very Special Jury Prize of the Grand Competition and the Bulgarian/Croatian film Traveling Country directed by Vessela Dantcheva and Ivan Bogdanov won the Golden Prize in the Shut Up! Competition of films without dialogue or voice overs.

    Estonia claimed the Bronze Prize in the Shut Up! Competition for Full House directed by Kristjan Holm.

    All the films in the competition sections were short animated films.

    The list of winning films follows:

    Grand competition

    Before Love (Russia)
    Directed by Igor Kovalyov

    Very Special Jury Prize:
    Nighthawk (Croatia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Spela Cadez

    Special Jury Prize:
    Satie’s Parade (Japan)
    Directed by Koji Yamamura

    Jury prize:
    Endgame (UK)
    Directed by Phil Mulloy

    Student competition

    Best student film:
    How Are You Today? (UK)
    Directed by Sophia Markatatos

    Jury special mention:
    Child (Germany)
    Directed by Viktor Stickel, Iring Freytag

    Shut Up! Competition

    Golden Prize
    Travelling Country (Bulgaria, Croatia)
    Directed by Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov

    Silver Prize
    Au revoir, Balthazar (Switzerland)
    Directed by Rafael Sommerhalder

    Bronze Prize
    Full House (Estonia)
    Directed by Kristjan Holm