Winners of the 12th Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival Announced

    Winners of the 12th Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival Announced

    Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010

    The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries

    The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000EUR sponsored by Premia. The international jury members Wiola Sowa (Poland), Tatu Pohjavirta (Finland) and Mait Laas (Estonia) decided to hand out the festival awards as 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

    For information on the films go to www.poff.ee

    The awards were conferred at a ceremony t the Cinema Soprus in Tallinn and culminated four days of animated shorts and features alongside guest lectures and special events. With a large number of foreign guests and a wildly enthusiastic audience, the 12th edition of Animated Dreams was a huge success.

    The programme director of Animated Dreams Heilika Pikkov said:
    “We’re delighted with the way everything has gone. The audiences have been brilliant, the guests amazing and the films superb. I’d like to thank everyone for all their hard work and I’m looking forward to next year already!”

    Animated Dreams is a sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival which also encompasses a main programme of feature premieres and retrospectives, the Nokia Mobile Film Festival (MOFF) which invites filmmakers from around the planet to make a short film on their mobiles and upload it to the MOFF website, the Just Film Children and Youth Festival and Sleepwalkers, the Student and Short Film Festival. The Black Market Industry is a regional film market which introduces film industry professionals to the latest works from North-Eastern Europe and its neighbouring regions whilst in the Baltic Event Co-production market deals projects from the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Central - Eastern Europe and Russia. On the night of December 4, the European Film Academy will be presenting the 23rd European Film Awards in Tallinn an event that will kick off Tallinn’s hosting of the European Capital of Culture.

    Last modified on 30-11-2010