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‘Acid Rain,’ ‘Ruben Brandt’ Nab Top Prizes at Animafest

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‘Acid Rain,’ ‘Ruben Brandt’ Nab Top Prizes at Animafest

The 29th Edition of Animafast Zagreb’s World Festival of Animated Film drew to a close this past Saturday with Tomek Popakul’s acclaimed short Acid Rain winning both the Short Film Grand Prize and the Audience Award. According to the jurors, the short “takes us through some extreme adventures in a way that is sometimes uncomfortable, but always compelling. The filmmaker creates a complex and convincing central protagonist and allows us to identify with her risky quest for intensity and experience.” The short has emerged as one of the big festival favorites this year, and it will be also competing at the Annecy Festival this coming week.

Here is the trailer for Acid Rain:

Among the other winning projects were:

  • Milorad Krstic’s Ruben Brandt, Collector (Hungary): Best Feature Film
  • Denis Do’s Funan (France Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia): Special Mention
  • Michael Frei’s Kids (Switzerland, Playables): Golden Zagreb Award for creativity
  • Malte Stein’s Flood (Germany): Zlatco Grgić Award for best first film educational
  • Moïa Jobin-Paré No Objects (Canada): Special Mention
  • Natalia Mirzoryan’s Five Minutes to Sea (Russia Petersburg Animation Studio) Special Mention
  • Jonathan Hodgson’s Roughhouse (Britain/France) Special Mention
  • Xu-Zhan Zhang’s Si So Mi (Taiwan) Special Mention
  • Ivana Bošnjak’s Imbued Life (Croatia) Special Mention
  • Matouš Valchář After (Ladislav Sutnar Univ. of Design and Art of Western Bohemia) Best Student Film
  • Morten Tsinakov and Lucija Mrzljak’s A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts (Eesti-Joonisilm and Adriatic Animatino): Best Film Croatian Film Competition
  • Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte’s Accused #2 Walter Sisulu (France) Best VR Project
  • Rémi Durin’s Big Wolf, Little Wolf (France, Belgium) Best Children’s Film
  • Dennis Do’s Funan (Audience Choice, Feature Film)

The 30th edition of the Animafest, Zagreb will take place June 8-13, 2020.

For more info, visit www.animafest.hr/en

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