FESTIVALS: Poland’s Acid Rain Wins Animateka 2019

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LJUBLJANA: Acid Rain by Poland’s Tomek Popakul was awarded the Jury Grand Prix in the Eastern and Central European Competition Programme of the 16th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, held in Ljubljana from 2 to 8 December 2019. The film also won the Audience Award.

Almost 700 films applied for a selection to one of the three competition programmes: Eastern and Central European Competition, European Young Talents Competition and The Elephant in Competition.

Other sections included The Baltics Visiting, Panorama and Best European Schools.

Five projects from the Ex-Yugoslavian region participated in AnimatekaPRO Pitch training and competition for short animated film projects.


Jury Grand Prix:
Acid Rain (Poland)
Directed by Tomek Popakul

DSAF Audience Award:
Acid Rain (Poland)
Directed by Tomek Popakul

Young Talent: School of Arts (University of Nova Gorica) and Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) Award:
Almost There / Kmalu prispemo (UK)
Directed by Nelly Michenaud

The Elephant Children Jury Award:
Teofrastus (Estonia)
Directed by Sergei Kibus

Jury Special Mentions:

Special Mention from Waltraud Grausgruber:
Letting Go (Switzerland)
Directed by Cécile Brun

Special Mention from Edmunds Jansons:
Don't Know What (Austria)
Directed by Thomas Renoldner

Special Mention from Ana Nedeljković:
Kids (Switzerland)
Directed by Michael Frei

Special Mention from Jonas Odell:
A Cat Is Always Female (Croatia)
Directed by Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović

Special Mention from Marie Paccou:
Cosmonaut (Estonia)
Directed by Kaspar Jancis

Student Jury Special Mention:
Blieschow (Germany)
Directed by Christoph Sarow

AnimatekaPRO Pitch Training and Competition Award:
The Family Portrait (Croatia)
Directed by Lea Vidaković and Draško Ivezić