Divers In The Rain Wins Anifest
The diver has to go to work every day while his wife, a night-shift dentist, leaves to spend the night with her patients. Their kisses are always goodbye kisses. The woman sleeps during the day, dreaming hurried dreams. A large ship is sinking and no one knows when it's time for the last cigarette
Argument: For the description of the absurdity of existence.
Main price in the category Feature-Length Film
Director: Garri Bardin, Russia
In the courtyard, a strange duckling hatches out of a rather unusual egg. The other poultry consider it ugly and so the tiny bird must overcome many difficult tests. But the story has a happy ending - in the end, the duckling turns into a beautiful swan.
The moral of the film might be expressed as follows: A beautiful swan is hidden in every child even if it looks different from other children. One just has to believe and hope for the swan to come to the surface.
In this animation the director works with clay and feathers.
Argument: For its wonderful animation and characterisation which is pleasing to audiences of all ages.
Special mention in the category Feature-Length Film
GOODBYE, MISTER CHRISTIE
Director: Phil Mulloy, Great Britain
První celovečerní film britského režiséra Phila Mulloye navazuje na jeho seriál The Christies. The Christies live in Wellington Green, a picturesque English village with a church, a pond and a cricket pitch. Outwardly Mr Christie is a perfect gentleman. Inwardly he is a selfish arrogant monster. When the whole world sees him on television having sex with a French sailor, his life is changed forever. Šokující provokativní a výtvarně svérázný filmový experiment Phila Mulloye.
Argument: For using simple animation to show complex issues in a challenging way.
Main Prize in the category Short Films under 5 Minutes
Director: Frank Braun, Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland
Sleep is like a peacefully undulating water surface that embraces us with a lullaby on the lips. But what happens if everyone enters the dream world on board an ocean liner that suddenly starts sinking? Who will be the first one to awaken? And will they wake up at all?
Argument: For the creative and atmospheric marriage of sound and image.
Special Mention in the category Short Films under 5 Minutes
PIXELY / PIXELS
Director: Patrick Jean, France
You would not believe the mayhem a single old discarded TV can cause. The broken screen suddenly floods all of New York with monsters that everyone is familiar with! Or rather, everyone in their thirties who spent their childhood playing eight-bit games.
Argument: For the smart and funny use of 4-bit stars.
Main Prize in the category Short Films from 5 to 15 Minutes
Director: Ondřej Švadlena, Czech Republic/France
Composed of nothing but sheets of meat that are connected by arteries, a sad deformed figure roams a dark and obscure world. The reality is driven by mutual associations and a generous dose of physicality. You are in for a consuming dystopian experience!
Argument: For drawing us into a unique and disturbing universe.
Special Mention in the category Short Film from 5 to 15 Minutes (announced by Joanna Quinn)
Journey to Cape Verde
This is a story about a sixty-day trip to Cape Verde without a mobile phone, a watch or any plans. A pilgrim passes through local forests and villages, meets goats and turtles, enjoys local music and, above all, gets to know himself. This beautiful "journal" film combines various techniques.
Director: José Miguel Ribeiro, Portugal
Argument: For its human sensibility and graphic quality.
Main Prize in the category Short Films from 15 to 60 Minutes
Director: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Poland
Beautiful Duenna was created for a certain purpose. But she will have to choose between fulfilling her life's goal and love. This is an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's short story of the same name that takes place in a technologically advanced, yet still feudal world.
Argument: For a stunning and somnolic cinematic experience.
Special Mention in the category Short Films from 15 to 60 Minutes
Director: Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia