FESTIVALS: Anca Damian Wins Animafest 2016

    Magic Mountain by Anca Damian Magic Mountain by Anca Damian

    ZAGREB: Magic Mountain by Romanian director Anca Damian won the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at the 26th edition of the Croatian festival of animated films Animafest, which concluded on 11 June 2016.

    Magic Mountain is a Romanian/French/Polish coproduction produced by Aparte Film, Filmograf and supported by the Polish Film Institute, Romanian National Center for Cinema and Krakow Film Commission.

    Anomalisa by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson received a special mention.

    Animafest is the second oldest animated film festival in the world, founded in 1972 in part by the international association of animated filmmakers ASIFA.

    The festival’s Croatian competition was won by the film Travelling Country directed by Ivan Bogdanov and Vessela Dantcheva. A special mention went to Ghost Town directed by Marko Dješka.