FESTIVALS: Nighthawk Wins Animafest Zagreb

Nighthawk by Spela Cadez Nighthawk by Spela Cadez

ZAGREB: CEE animation fared well at the 27th Animafest Zagreb, which ran 5-10 June 2017, with the Grand Prix going to the Slovenian short film Nighthawk by Spela Cadez.

In the national competition, the Estonian/Croatian/Canadian film Maniveld by Chintis Lundgren took the main prize. The Audience Award went to the Croatian/Canadian coproduction Hedgehog’s Home by Eva Cvijanovic, which also won a special mention.

List of winners:

Grand Prix
Nighthawk (Slovenia)
Directed by Spela Cadez

Golden Zagreb Award
Martin Cries (France)
Directed by Jonathan Vinel

Best Debut Film
Amalimbo (Sweden, Estonia)
Directed by Juan Pablo Libossart

Special Mention
Sore Eyes for Infinity (Finland)
Directed by Elli Vuorinen

Special Mention
Orogenisis (France)
Directed by Dennis Labbe

Special Mention
Change (Canada)
Directed by Jonathan Ostrem

Special Mention
Ugly (Germany)
Directed by Nikita Diakur

Special Mention
Hedgehog’s Home (Canada, Croatia)
Directed by Eva Cvijanovic

Grand Prix – Feature Film
Red Turtle (France, Belgium, Japan)
Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit

Special Mention
Louise by the Shore (France, Canada)
Directed by Jean-Francois Laguionie

Special Mention
The Girl Without Hands (France)
Directed by Sebastien Laudenbach

Best Student Film
Pussy (Poland)
Directed by Renata Gasiorowska

Special Mention
Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight (Japan)
Directed by Sawako Kabuki

Special Mention
My Father’s Room (South Korea)
Directed by Nari Jang

Best Croatian Film
Maniveld (Croatia, Canada)
Directed by Chintis Lundgren

Special Mention
The Last Quest (Croatia)
Directed by Bozidar Trkulja

Special Mention for Best Minority Croatian Film
Airport (Switzerland, Croatia)
Directed by Michaela Mueller

Best Site-specific Animation
Drive to Work (Australia)
Directed by Paul Fletcher

Special Mention
The Climate (Croatia)
Directed by Marita Stanic and Maja Blazek

Best Children’s Film
Leave a Print (UK)
Directed by Christine Susanne Nerland

Special Mention
Odd is an Egg (Norway)
Directed by Kristin Ulseth

Audience Award – Short Film
Hedgehog’s Home

Audience Award – Feature Film
My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland, France)
Directed by Claude Barras