Jury prizes include Spela Cadez’s ‘Nighthawk,’ Koji Yamamura’s ‘Satie’s Parade’ and Phil Mulloy’s ‘Endgame.’
Estonia’s 18th Animated Dreams International Animated Film Festival -- held November 16-20 -- announced the winners at the closing ceremony on Saturday, November 19th in Kino Sõprus. The jury of the Grand competition consisted of Giannalberto Bendazzi (Italy), Pedro Rivero (Spain) and Agne Nelk (Estonia).
The Grand Prix went to Igor Kovalyov’s film Before Love for “the smart way it combines tragedy and comedy in describing common everyday life.”
The Grand competition Grand Prix’ Heino Parsi NAIL is presented by animation studios Nukufilm and Eesti Joonisfilm. The best student film was chosen by a three-member jury of Estonian animation and film professionals: Valter Uusberg, Mari Laaniste and Urmas Jõemees.
The jury of the newest competition program SHUT UP! consisted of six international postgraduate students of the Estonian Academy of Arts.
The full list of winning films is shown below:
Grand Prix’ Heino Pars’ NAEL, presented by Nukufilm and Eesti Joonisfilm
Igor Kovalyov – Before Love
Best student film
Sophia Markatatos – How Are You Today?
Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov – Travelling Country
Source: Animated Dreams International Animated Film Festival