FESTIVALS: Hand Soap Wins Tallinn Animated Dreams Competition

By FNE Staff

TALLINN: The Japanese animated film Hand Soap directed by Kei Oyama won the grand prix of the 12th Animated Dreams festival (19-23 November) which took place during the Black Nights festibal (www.poff.ee) running through 5 December 2010 in Tallinn.

The complete list of winners follows:

Grand Prix - "Wooden Wolf" (Prize of 1000EUR sponsored by Premia)

Hand Soap

Director: Kei Oyama, Japan

This film touches a very strange moment in a person's life, with a strong vision from the directors that has a profound psycho and physiological influence.

Best Design


Director: Jonas Odell, Sweden

The simplifyed complexity of the visual helps us to step inside the environment of the time and expresses emotions.

Best Story

Divers in the Rain

Directors: Olga Pärn, Priit Pärn, Estonia

A story that can't be explained in words, but is perfectly told by two atmospheres.

Jury's Special Mention (I)

Angry Man

Director: Anita Killi, Norway

The film leads us to the director's light of empathy.

Jury's Special Mention (II)

The Lipsett Diaries

Director: Théodore Ushev, Canada

We thank the director of the film for the visual richness of a sad soul.

Jury's Special Mention (III)

The Smaller Room

Director: Cristóbal León, Nina Wehrle, Switzerland

In the ordinary room of imagination there can be a separated life.

The students of Estonian Academy of Arts' animation department gave out their award for the second time as well - the "Brain-tap" inspired by Animated Dreams logo:

My Mother's Coat

United Kingdom 2010, 6'

Director: Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits

The winner is "My Mother's Coat" because it is condensed, subtle, honest and personal.

The Audience Award went to:

Angry Man

Director: Anita Killi, Norway