Animafest Zagreb Unveils 2019 Alternatives & Program Highlights

‘Acid Rain’ by Poland’s Tomek Popakul is considered one of 46 quick movies chosen for the Grand Competitors on the 29th World Pageant of Animated Movie – Animafest Zagreb.

Zagreb, CROATIA — Alternatives have been introduced for the Grand Competitors, Croatian Movie Competitors and Pupil Movie Competitors for the upcoming 29th version of the World Pageant of Animated Movie – Animafest Zagreb 2019, which runs June Three-Eight within the Croatian capital.

The Animafest 2019 program was offered at a press convention hosted by the French Institute by the pageant’s creative director Daniel Šuljić, pageant producers Paola Orlić and Matea Milić, and a member of the Pupil Competitors choice committee, Dino Krpan. See beneath for the checklist of picks.

This 12 months’s pageant trailer was additionally offered, made by the Swiss-Croatian creator Michaela Müller, impressed each by Animafest’s central theme program devoted to the connection between animation and advantageous arts, and by Animafest’s beloved open air screenings. The trailer is accompanied by a rating composed by Hrvoje Štefotić.

This 12 months’s program will display greater than 400 movies from 45 nations all around the globe, together with 46 quick movies chosen for the Grand Competitors. The choice committee, which incorporates Dea Jagić, Tea Stražičić, Krešimir Zimonić and Dino Krpan, seen the greater than 1,800 entries from a record-breaking 86 nations for this 12 months’s competitors. France dominates the picks with 13 entries, adopted by the U.Ok. with six and the U.S. with 5 titles. Alternatives from Taiwan, Iran, South Korea and Japan are additionally included, in addition to from nations all throughout Europe.

Croatia is represented by three titles — Imbued Life by Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson, One in all Many by Petra Zlonoga and The Fall of Rome by Balász Turai (a Hungarian co-production). Two Croatian movies, Saturn in Leo by Anna Šagadin and Spaced Out by Stella Hartman, can even be screened in Pupil Movie Competitors, each produced by the Academy of Tremendous Arts Zagreb, and 20 are included within the Croatian Movie Competitors.

The Grand Competitors consists of numerous globally acclaimed returning administrators whose careers might be traced by their participation at Animafest Zagreb, together with the U.Ok.’s Phil Mulloy, the 2016 Animafest winner, who returns this 12 months along with his new movie Within the Future in his recognizable minimalist-satirical model; Regina Pessoa, the director of probably the most awarded Portuguese movie in historical past, comes with an intimate (auto)biographical title Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days; the Emmy-nominated persistent human rights fighter Jonathan Hodgson is exhibiting his 2019 BAFTA winner Roughhouse, one other barely autobiographical movie in regards to the attain of bullying amongst Liverpool college students through the 1980s punk period; Tomasz Popakul, one of many freshest abilities on the world animation scene prior to now years, is presenting his psychedelic colours in Acid Rain; the versatile Franck Dion is exhibiting the humorous political allegory, a chicken steampunk Per Aspera Advert Astra.

The Pupil Competitors obtained 800 entries, and included a tremendous vary of concepts and approaches, however with seen cultural impression of the environments they stem from, in addition to particular person animation colleges. The Pupil Movie Competitors expresses seen influences of the gaming trade and iconography, in addition to obsession with expertise, sci-fi and engagement within the discipline of ladies, LBGT group and migrant rights. “Asian animation and elegance deriving from Japanese anime is very current. This impression is seen additionally in French cinema, probably the most represented within the Pupil Competitors, with 10 titles. The reason being undoubtedly numerous animation colleges within the nation,” stated Krpan.

Additionally introduced was the winner of this 12 months’s Finest Animation Faculty Award, the Animation Division of L’Ecole de l’Picture Gobelins, established in 1975. “This college, well-known all around the world, has had Oscar-nominated movies (Oktapodi). It has displayed distinctive stage of favor and narrative construction. Amongst 14 functions, solely two have been chosen for the Competitors, sadly due to its format, however all of the movies are undoubtedly of top quality,” stated Krpan. The Animation Faculties part of Animafest will display a retrospective of the best works from the historical past of Gobelins, together with part a few of the greatest titles from the well-known British Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty (NFTS).

The central theme of Animafest 2019 is a connection between animation and advantageous arts. “Animation is a novel creative type striving in the direction of visible storytelling, to dramaturgy primarily based on visible language. It’s impressed by completely different types of classical advantageous artists and it’s due to this fact pure that the most important variety of animation departments are a part of advantageous arts and never movie academies, similar to in Zagreb,” Šuljić stated.

This system for this 12 months’s theme will embody 5 screenings of 5 blocs of quick movies and two animated function movies. Two blocs of quick movies give attention to titles immediately impressed by particular person artists, types or classical artwork on the whole — Italian renaissance artists, constructivists, Hieronymus Bosch and others, together with Zdenko Gašparović’s Satiemania, impressed by Otto Dix and George Grosz. The third bloc focuses on artists equally current in each world, offered each in galleries and in animation, together with Croatian filmmaker Marko Tadić and South African William Kentridge. The fourth bloc contains a collection of summary movies, a lot of which have been thought of to be transferring work and a pure continuation of painterly experiments by the filmmakers. These vary from classics, just like the German 1920s avant-garde artists Hans Richter, Walter Ruttman and Oskar Fischinger, to the pioneers of many animation strategies, similar to Norman McLaren, Len Lye and Mary Ellen Bute, to up to date authors. The ultimate bloc presents a collection of movies from this 12 months’s entries which match with the theme. The theme program wraps up with two options — Miss Hokusai, an anime in regards to the daughter of the good grasp of ukiyo-e, screened in Zagreb for the primary time, and The Portray by Jean-François Laguionie, a lavish dedication to artists like Chagall, Modigliani, Picasso, and Matisse.

Six exhibitions are additionally set to happen through the pageant alongside this 12 months’s Animafest together with the American artist Suzan Pitt, winner of the Animafest 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Pitt will obtain the award in particular person on the pageant opening on June Three, and also will host a style occasion at Kranjčar Gallery, collaborating with Animafest for the primary time — an exhibition and sale of 10 one-of-a-kind, hand-painted coats made well-known by Patricia Subject, the long-lasting stylist identified for her work on Intercourse and the Metropolis. The retrospective of Suzan Pitt’s most interesting movies is curated by Mark Toscano from the archives of the Academy of Movement Image Arts & Sciences. The works of Viennese animation college students will partly be exhibited on the Gallery, and partly within the expanded actuality model within the Grič Tunnel. The exhibition of final 12 months’s Grand Prix winner, Boris Labbé, at ULUPUH can also be underway.

Along with Pitt, this 12 months’s Masters of Animation program will give attention to the cinema of Portugal, with packages curated by the Portuguese Brief Movie Company, a globally famend company for brief movie distribution, in affiliation with the Portuguese Embassy. “Inspiration for the give attention to Portugal got here from final 12 months’s Viewers Award winner Between the Shadows, in addition to the truth that this nation in lots of facets reminds of the Croatian animation scene,” stated pageant producer Matea.

Extra program data for the 29th World Pageant of Animated Movie, together with methods to buy pageant passes, might be discovered on the pageant web site. The total checklist of picks is proven beneath:

Grand Competitors – Brief Movie

Acid Rain
Tomek Popakul (Poland)
Alexis Inside
Brandon Blommaert (Canada)
Deep within the Lake – Vanities
Zoltán Horváth (Switzerland, Belgium, France)
Down Escalation
Shunsaku Hayashi (Japan)
5 Minutes to Sea
Natalia Mirzoyan (Russia)
Malte Stein (Germany
Flowing by Surprise
Joanna Lurie (France)
Grands Canons
Alain Biet (France)
I am Going out for Cigarettes
Osman Cerfon (France)
Within the Future
Phil Mulloy (United Kingdom)
Akihiko Yamashita (Japan)
Michael Frei (Switzerland)
Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod (United Kingdom)
My Era
Ludovic Houplain (France)
My journey to Japan
Dante Zaballa (Argentina, Germany)
No Objects
Moïa Jobin-Paré (Canada)
Per Aspera Advert Astra
Franck Dion (France)
Per tutta la vita
Roberto Catani (France, Italy)
Jonathan Hodgson (United Kingdom, France)
The Juggler
Skirmanta Jakaité (Lithuania, France)
The Procession
Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais (Canada)
The Proposal
Gerlando Infuso (Belgium)
Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days
Regina Pessoa (Portugal, Canada, France)
Beneath The Rib Cage
Bruno Tondeur (Belgium, France)
Frédéric Doazan (France)
Imbued Life
Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson (Croatia)
One in all Many
Petra Zlonoga (Croatia)
The Fall of Rome
Balázs Turai (Hungary, Croatia)

Croatian Movie Competitors

A Demonstration of Brilliance in 4 Acts
Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak (Estonia, Croatia)
Misplaced Reminiscences
Ivana Radić (Croatia)
Petra Balekić (Croatia, France)
Toofa & Poofa
Denis Alenti (Croatia)

Pupil Movie Competitors

Brenda López Zepeda (Canada)
Alef B’Tamuz
Yael Reisfeld (Israel)
Cleansing in Progress
Grant Holden (United Kingdom)
Pirmin Bieri, Aira Joana, Luca Struchen, Nicolas Roth (Switzerland)
Marie Houssin (France)
Need Line
Ruini Shi (United States)
Katarina Lundquist (Denmark)
Grand Bassin
Héloïse Courtois, Victori Jalabert, Chloé Plat, Adèle Raigneau (France)
Hors de l’eau
Simon Duong Van Huyen, Joël Durand, Thibault Leclercq, Valentin LUCAS, Andrei Sitari (France)
Love on the Crossroads
Hee-seung Choi (South Korea)
My Unusual Elder Brother
Julia Orlik (Poland)
One Individual
Mahboobeh Kalaee (Iran)
Timothée Crabbé (Belgium)
Sounds Good
Sander Joon (Estonia, Denmark)
Caught within the Center
Denis Fleurion, Etienne Bonafini, Romain Marchetti, Cécile Minaud, Julien Adoum, Léo Nezot (France)
Ekaterina Mikheeva (Russia)
Atanas Filipov (Bulgaria)
The Loss of life Vendor
Jinkyu Jeon (Japan)
The Ostrich Politic
Mohamad Houhou (France)
Whispering Onion
Akari Hiraoka (United Kingdom)
Wild Love
Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux (France)
Wong, Bitter Gourd
Weng Chon Wong (Taiwan)
Saturn in Leo
Anna Šagadin (Croatia)
Spaced Out
Stella Hartman (Croatia)

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