It is our pleasure to inform you that you can now submit your films for the 4th edition of the International Animated Film Competition at ANIMATOR\2011 Festival!
The International Competition of Animated Films is open to artistic animated films of all techniques up to 30 min. Grand Prix of 60 000 PLN /ca. 14.000 Euros/ will be awarded by an international jury including Amy Kravitz, Piotr Dumala, Olia Lialina, Gerben Schermer and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Films can be submitted for selection till March 1, 2011. The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com.
Poland, Poznan 15 – 21 July 2011
Since the first Animator we have tried to present animated film in all of its diversity, neither neglecting narratives nor "ballets of light", nor anything in between. Lovers of large productions based on verbal stories will find in this year's program, among other works, the beautiful fable by Michael Ocelota "Azur and Asmar". From the other end of the spectrum we will view the latest works of American independent artists – including George Griffin, Joanna Priestley and Emy Kravitz—who often experiment with methods of narration and means of expression. The following is a sample of what lies in between. First of all we will honor three "great masters" of world animation: Juri Norstein, Caroline Leaf and Daniel Szczechura, who incidentally will celebrate his 80th birthday on the day preceding the opening night of the festival. We will not forget another celebrant as well—the Poznan-based Studio of Animated Film, observing its thirtieth anniversary this year. We will also broadly represent preeminent artists and their works from Hungary and Israel. Especially promising is the lineup of film-related musical events? Our guests will include Nik Phelps with the Sprocket Ensemble and, returning for a second time, Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica. After two prominent Polish film music composers presented in previous years—Krzysztof Komeda and Andrzej Markowski—we will highlight the work of Włodzimierz Kotoński, the author of scores to such classic films as "Labirynt" by Jan Lenica and "Miasto" by Mirosław Kijowicz. Two thematic clusters of events also promise to be interesting: "Animation and Comics" and "Surrealist Film Inspirations." It fills us with great optimism that each year the number of films entered in the contest grows steadily. This not only indicates that animation continues to develop globally, but also that Animator is gaining an ever greater position in the world.
Artistic Director of the festival