ANIMATED DREAMS jury announced the awards
Yesteday evening at the Sõprus cinema the jury of animation film festival Animated Dreams - members Michaela Pavlatova, Janno Põldma and Chris Robinson, - announced their selection for award-winners this year.
Grand prix’, the Wooden Wolf made by puppetmasters in Nukufilmi, was given to Igor Kovaljov’s film “The Milk” (Russia) - unusual in its conveyance of the subtle and seemingly mundane, for uncovering inner emotions through sound and movement, and for its overall complexity in conveying the often haunting intimations and fragments of memories, feelings, and emotions of childhood.
Award for best design went to Gaelle Denis’ "City Paradise” (Great Britain) - for its modern and often breathtaking use of mixed media techniques to express the contradictory feelings of exhilaration, hope, fear and alienation that envelopes all strangers in strange lands.
Gil Alkabetz and his "Morir de Amour” took the award for best story to Germany - for creating an engaging narrative that transforms a suspenseful and ultimately tragic romantic tryst into an engaging and often farcical musical comedy.
Jury also selected Priit Tender’s drawn animation “A Message for the Neighbours” to be a nominee for Anoba Award - for using beautiful, arresting and often restless imagery to express social issues.
Recently it was decided by the animation festivals in Nordic and Baltic countries to create an award for the best animation film produced in a Baltic or Nordic country. This is the first nomination for the Anoba prize. The winner will be selected at the end of the year.