FESTIVALS: Nighthawk Wins Animafest Zagreb

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    ZAGREB: CEE animation fared well at the 27th Animafest Zagreb, which ran 5-10 June 2017, with the Grand Prix going to the Slovenian short film Nighthawk by Spela Cadez.

    In the national competition, the Estonian/Croatian/Canadian film Maniveld by Chintis Lundgren took the main prize. The Audience Award went to the Croatian/Canadian coproduction Hedgehog’s Home by Eva Cvijanovic, which also won a special mention.

    List of winners:

    Grand Prix
    Nighthawk (Slovenia)
    Directed by Spela Cadez

    Golden Zagreb Award
    Martin Cries (France)
    Directed by Jonathan Vinel

    Best Debut Film
    Amalimbo (Sweden, Estonia)
    Directed by Juan Pablo Libossart

    Special Mention
    Sore Eyes for Infinity (Finland)
    Directed by Elli Vuorinen

    Special Mention
    Orogenisis (France)
    Directed by Dennis Labbe

    Special Mention
    Change (Canada)
    Directed by Jonathan Ostrem

    Special Mention
    Ugly (Germany)
    Directed by Nikita Diakur

    Special Mention
    Hedgehog’s Home (Canada, Croatia)
    Directed by Eva Cvijanovic

    Grand Prix – Feature Film
    Red Turtle (France, Belgium, Japan)
    Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit

    Special Mention
    Louise by the Shore (France, Canada)
    Directed by Jean-Francois Laguionie

    Special Mention
    The Girl Without Hands (France)
    Directed by Sebastien Laudenbach

    Best Student Film
    Pussy (Poland)
    Directed by Renata Gasiorowska

    Special Mention
    Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight (Japan)
    Directed by Sawako Kabuki

    Special Mention
    My Father’s Room (South Korea)
    Directed by Nari Jang

    Best Croatian Film
    Maniveld (Croatia, Canada)
    Directed by Chintis Lundgren

    Special Mention
    The Last Quest (Croatia)
    Directed by Bozidar Trkulja

    Special Mention for Best Minority Croatian Film
    Airport (Switzerland, Croatia)
    Directed by Michaela Mueller

    Best Site-specific Animation
    Drive to Work (Australia)
    Directed by Paul Fletcher

    Special Mention
    The Climate (Croatia)
    Directed by Marita Stanic and Maja Blazek

    Best Children’s Film
    Leave a Print (UK)
    Directed by Christine Susanne Nerland

    Special Mention
    Odd is an Egg (Norway)
    Directed by Kristin Ulseth

    Audience Award – Short Film
    Hedgehog’s Home

    Audience Award – Feature Film
    My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland, France)
    Directed by Claude Barras