Animafest Zagreb Award Winners Announced

The 24th edition of Animafest Zagreb wrapped up today in Zagreb, Croatia. It is the second-oldest continually running animation festival in Europe, after Annecy. The Grand Prix for short film was awarded to Yumi Joung’s Love Games. A complete list of winners is below:

Grand Prix: Best Short Film
Love Games by Yumi Joung, South Korea, 2013

“Golden Zagreb” Award as an encouragement of creativity and innovative artistic achievement
Sunday 3 (Sonntag 3) by Jochen Kuhn, Germany, 2013)

“Zlatko Grgić” Award for the best first production apart from educational institutions
Ziegenort by Tomasz Popakul, Poland, 2013

5 special awards at the discretion of the jury
Joan Ashworth: Baths (Łaźnia) by Tomek Ducki, Poland, 2013
Marie-Hélène Girod: Hipopotamy (by Piotr Dumała, Poland, 2014
Lei Lei: Astigmatismo by Nicolai Troshinksy, Spain, 2014
Edo Lukman: Choir Tour by Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, 2012
Emma De Swaef: Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri, Japan, 2012

“Dušan Vukotić” Award for Best Student Film
Anal Juice (Ketsujiru) by Sawako Kabuki, Japan, 2013

Best Commissioned Film
Shape (Katachi) by Kijek/Adamski, Japan/Poland, 2013

3 special mentions at the discretion of the jury
Plug & Play by Michael Frei, Switzerland, 2013
Maze King by Hakhyun Kim, Japan, 2013
The Shirley Temple by Daniela Sherer, UK, 2013

Best film for children
The Centipede and the Toad (Mille-pattes et crapaud) by Anna Khmelevskaya, France, 2013

3 special mentions at the discretion of the jury
My Strange Grandfather (Moy stranniy dedushka) by Dina Velikovskaya, Russia, 2012
Rabbit and Deer (Nyuszi és őzby) by Péter Vácz, Hungary, 2013
Virtuoso Virtual (Virtuos virtuell) by Maja Oschmann and Thomas Stellmach, Germany, 2013

Audience Prizes “Mr. M” for the best film from Grand Competition and Grand Panorama programs according to the audience’s votes
Boles by Špela Čadež, Slovenia/Germany, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award
Yuri Norstein

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies
Marcel Jean

Best Animation School (award to an educational institution for the best choice of films submitted for pre-selection)
Royal College of Art