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Discover the winners of the 10th Animateka festival, Ljubljana.

 37 short films were included in the international Animateka competition programme (which celebrates films from Central and Eastern Europe). The Maestro® Jury Grand Prix of Animateka went tho the Italian  Absent Minded (La Testa tra le Nuvole, Roberto Catani, Italy, 2013,  7'50'', for "an exquisite collision of abrasive sounds and quietly disturbing imagery".

Špela Čadež's stop-motion Boles  (No History/Hupe Film, Slovenia/Germany, 2013, 12'18'') won another festival award.

 

It received the Audience Award of Animateka festival , as well as a special mention from jury member and animator Theodore Ushev. Michael Frei with his futuristic Plug & Play  (HSLU Design & Kunst/Michael Frei, Switzerland, 2013, 6'00'') won the Award for best European student animated film.

 The Elephant International Children Competition Programme gave its award to the film A girl named Elastika by Guillaume Blanchet.

 The Australian animator Denis Tupicoff (Chainsaw, 2007), the artistic director of Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival Chris Robinson, the multi-awarded animator Theodore Ushev, the manager of the Croatian Bonobo Studio Vanja Andrijević, and the BAFTA-winning UK animator Jonathan Hodgson were the 2013 Animateka jury.

 Maestro® Jury Grand Prix of Animateka 2012 was given to Pawel Prewencki's What Happens When Children Don't Eat Soup. Click here to see the full list of the last year's awards.

The 10th edition of  took place  from 2-8 December 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. See the full winners' list, and watch selected excerpts.

 

FULL WINNERS' LIST:

Maestro® Jury Grand Prix (Animateka Festival Grand Prix in the amount of 2,000 Euros is presented by MasterCard Europe)

Absent Minded, Roberto Catani, (Roberto Catani) "An exquisite collision of abrasive sounds and quietly disturbing imagery.

Maestro® Audience Award (Monetary award in the amount of 1,000 Euros is presented by MasterCard Europe)

Boles Špela Čadež (No History/Hupe Film)

University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana Award for best European student animated film

(Monetary award in the amount of 1,000 Euros is presented jointly by the University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana)

Plug & Play, Michael Frei (HSLU Design & Kunst/Michael Frei)

2 Reels Award for the Elephant Children and Youth Programme

(Monetary award in the amount of 1,000 Euros is presented by the 2 Reels Association for the Reanimation of Storytelling)

A girl named Elastika, Guillaume Blanchet (Guillaume Blanchet)

Special mentions:

Theodore Ushev: Boles, Špela Čadež (No History/Hupe Film)

S., my love. I made up my mind, next time I am taking you with me on board. S., my dear, my choice is Boles.

Vanja Andrijević: Sun Stroke, Morgane le Péchon (la Poudrière)

A skillful combination of soft colors and evocative sound, this film confidently sends us back and forth between somnolence and the world of fantasy.

Jonathan Hodgson: Rabbit and deer, Péter Vácz (MoME Budapest)

A stunningly directed and beautifully crafted play on the universal conflict of emotional incompatibility.

Chris Robinson: But Milk Is Important, Grønmo Bjørnsen, Anna Mantzaris (Volda University College/Anna Mantzaris)

But milk is not just important, it's good for you too.

Dennis Tupicoff: Wind, Robert Löbel (HAW Hamburg)

With expert timing, design and plenty of humour, this film reveals the truth about the wind.

Special mention of the Elephant jury: Kiosk, Anete Melece (Virage Film/HSLU Design & Kunst/SRF)

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The winners of Animateka 2013 are revealed

The closing ceremony is behind us and awards have exchanged owners! Let’s find out who the winners of Animateka 2013 are and why they were chosen!

 

Maestro® Jury Grand Prix

(Animateka Festival Grand Prix in the amount of 2,000 Euros is presented by MasterCard Europe)

Absent Minded

Roberto Catani, (Roberto Catani)

An exquisite collision of abrasive sounds and quietly disturbing imagery.

 

Maestro® Audience Award

(Monetary award in the amount of 1,000 Euros is presented by MasterCard Europe)

Boles

Špela Čadež (No History/Hupe Film)

 

University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana Award for best European student animated film

(Monetary award in the amount of 1,000 Euros is presented jointly by the University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana)

Plug & Play

Michael Frei (HSLU Design & Kunst/Michael Frei)

What goes in goes out.

2 Reels Award for the Elephant Children and Youth Programme

(Monetary award in the amount of 1,000 Euros is presented by the 2 Reels Association for the Reanimation of Storytelling)

A girl named Elastika

Guillaume Blanchet (Guillaume Blanchet)

During  the  festival  we  watched  four  Elephant  in  competition  projections.  Every  time  after  the projection  we  discussed  about  the  films  and  chose  the  winner  of  the  day.  We  were  choosing between Prince Ki­ki­do and one hudred unhappy mushrooms, Snapshot, Kiosk and A Girl named Elastica.  The  choice  was  extremly  difficult,  because  we  liked  all  of  them.  The  most difficult decision was between Kiosk and Elastika .. and in the end we got a winner - it's A girl named Elastika.

 Besides the awards, there are are also the special mentions. This year the Elephant jury had one as well!

 Special mentions:

 Theodore Ushev: Boles, Špela Čadež (No History/Hupe Film)

S., my love. I made up my mind, next time I am taking you with me on board. S., my dear, my choice is Boles.

 Vanja Andrijević: Sun Stroke, Morgane le Péchon (la Poudrière)

A skillful combination of soft colors and evocative sound, this film confidently sends us back and forth between somnolence and the world of fantasy.

 Jonathan Hodgson: Rabbit and deer, Péter Vácz (MoME Budapest)

A stunningly directed and beautifully crafted play on the universal conflict of emotional incompatibility.

 Chris Robinson: But Milk Is Important, Grønmo Bjørnsen, Anna Mantzaris (Volda University College/Anna Mantzaris)

But milk is not just important, it’s good for you too.

 Dennis Tupicoff: Wind, Robert Löbel (HAW Hamburg)

With expert timing, design and plenty of humour, this film reveals the truth about the wind.

Special mention of the Elephant jury: Kiosk, Anete Melece (Virage Film/HSLU Design & Kunst/SRF) 

 

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