FESTIVALS: Wednesday with Goddard Wins the 16th Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World Festival


    NICOSIA: The British short film Wednesday with Goddard directed by Nicolas Menard was awarded best film in the International Competition of the 16th Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World Festival, which came to a close on 30 June 2017.

    The International Competition section was judged by NFB Animation Studio producer Jelena Popovic, award-winning animated filmmaker Joni Mannisto and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Koji Yamamura. The jury of the Children’s Competition was composed by animators Andreas Procopiou and Katerina Pantela, as well as 3D artist and painter Andreas Rossides.

    The festival was supported by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture.


    International Short Film Competition:

    Best Film:
    Wednesday with Goddard (UK)
    Directed by Nicolas Menard

    Special Mentions:

    Nighthawk (Slovenia, Croatia)
    Directed by Spela Cadez

    Nothing Happens (Denmark)
    Directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot

    Artists and Hooligans (Russia)
    Directed by Ivan Maximov and Anna Romanova

    National Competition:

    Best Film:
    Directed by Ana Mougis

    Children International Short Film Competition:

    Best film:
    The Pocket Man (France, Switzerland, Georgia)
    Directed by Ana Chubinidze

    Special Mention:
    Hamlet Comedy (Russia)
    Directed by Eugeniy Fadeyev