LJUBLJANA: The Blissful Accidental Death by Romania's Sergiu Negulici won the Jury Grand Prix at the 14th Animateka International Animation Film Festival, which took place in Ljubljana from 4 to 10 December 2017.
Fifteen projects from ex-Yugoslavian countries applied to the very first edition of AnimatekaPRO pitch. The festival also hosted the first edition of CEE Animation Workshop, a new initiative bringing together 19 Creative Europe Desks from Central and Eastern Europe, that wrapped with the signing of the Ljubljana Accord, an official statement on the common steps needed to support regional growth of the animation industry.
Jury Grand Prix:The Blissful Accidental Death / Splendida Moarte Accident (Romania)Directed by Sergiu Negulici
:D'SAF!Audience Award:The Box / Celica (Slovenia)Directed by Dušan Kastelic
Young talent: The School of Arts (University of Nova Gorica) and Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) Award:Ooze (Switzerland)Directed by Kilian Vilim
The Elephant: Children Jury Award:Hedgehog's Home / Ježeva Kuća (Canada, Croatia)Directed by Eva Cvijanović
Jury's Special Mentions:
Letting Go / Lahtilaskmise Lugu (Estonia)Directed by Ülo Pikkov
Xoxo Hugs And Kisses / Xoxo Pocałunki I Uściski (Poland)Directed by Wiola Sowa
In a Nutshell / Na kratko (Switzerland)Directed by Fabio Friedli
Debut / Debiut (Poland)Directed by Katarzyna Kijek
Manivald (Estonia, Croatia, Canada)Directed by Chintis Lundgren
Special Mention of the Student's Jury:Sog (Germany)Directed by Jonatan Schwenk