Selection results have now been revealed for Animateka festival, Ljubljana, with familiar names and interesting surprises.
Out of 600 submissions, the Animateka organizing committee has made its final choice for the 12th edition of the Ljubljana fest. For a festival that has a specific focus solely on Central and Eastern European animation, those numbers seem impressive enough.
The main competition programme consists of 36 films made in Central and Eastern Europe. Among them, be sure not to miss Georges Schwizgebel's new short, Erlkönig / Erlking (Swizerland) [trailer].
The disturbing, but equally vibrant Teeth by Daniel Gray and Tom Brown (Hungary/UK/ USA, 2015) also stands out.
New film by Michaela Čopíková (Dust and Glitter). Nina is a story of a timid boy and woodland girl who are both connected and separated by fear.
The European Student Competition will present 57 animated shorts that will be judged by the Jury of Ljubljana and Nova Gorica University students.
Spotted out: Pineapple Calamari by Kasia Nalewajka (UK, 2014) , the Annecy-awarded My Dad by Marcus Armitage (UK, 2014), and Edmond by Nina Gantz (UK, 2015).
The Elephant in Competition will present 33 films for youngest animation fans, 47 films are to be screened in the Panorama section, and 15 films in the Elephant Panorama. View the complete lineup.
The 12th Animateka features a mini Focus on Netherlands. It will consist of a Rosto (this year's Animateka Artist in residence) retrospective and the Jury Programme of Annetter Horst from Holland Animation Film Festival.
The other one is the AnimaDoc retrospective: two seemingly different worlds will blend and prove that together they can be even more convincing
The 12th Animateka festival takes place 7-13 December 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.