Window Horses

nominated to Oscar 2017

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HERE ARE THE WINNERS

13.07.2017

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10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR HAS ENDED. THANK YOU FOR SEVEN WONDERFUL DAYS. HERE ARE THE WINNERS:


GRAND PRIX OF THE 10th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2017, THE GOLDEN PEGASUS/ 45 000 PLN GOES TO
A Dad dir. Robert Cambrinus / Austria 2016
Justification of the verdict:
An award for intelligent, humorous and ironic allusion to the spirit of Dadaism, a crucial trend in the art of the 20th century, in the hundred years’ anniversary of the movement.


THE NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE AWARD/ THE SILVER PEGASUS/ 25 000 PLN
A photo of mine dir. Dennis Tupicoff / Australia 2017
Justification of the verdict:
For its monumental simplicity and the deep resonance of its poetic juxtaposition of found footage and rotoscoped imagery.


THE BRONZE PEGASUS/ 15 000 PLN
Sparrow's Flight dir. Tom Schroeder/ USA 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A film where friendship and creativity outlive tragedy. Told with a keen cinematic eye that looks back on a lost collaboration. It is a spirited tribute that celebrates the art of animation.


AWARD FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM/ 45 000 PLN
Window Horses / reż. Ann Marie Fleming / Kanada 2016
Here’s the statement from feature films jury: “A film that shows the value and reward of opening up one’s heart to different cultures, especially at a time when many chose to close them. And, a film that connects emotionally with its characters, which, though stylized in appearance, are fully dimensional.”


SPECIAL AWARDS

AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC FILM/MUSIC/ 10 000 PLN
Chateau au Go Go dir. Steve Gentile / USA 2016
Justification of the verdict:
An award for witty form and brilliant combination of image and excellent music by Vijay Lyer.

THE POLISH FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE BEST POLISH SHORT FILM/ 10 000 PLN
Pussy dir. Renata Gąsiorowska/Poland 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A playful film that bravely takes for granted the right of every woman to pleasure her own body, a right that for too long has been portrayed by authorities as dirty and shameful.

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN POZNAŃ FOR THE BEST STUDENT FILM
The Wrong End of the Stick dir. Terri Matthews / UK 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A well-crafted film filled with wry humour. Impressively written, designed and animated. Very solid in its execution.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
The wind suddenly dir. Edris Samani / Iran 2016
Justification of the verdict:
A film worth mentioning for its inspiring vision. It is a worthy parable in today's troubled world.

WOJCIECH JUSZCZAK SPECIAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC MERIT (Artistic director award)/ 5 000 PLN
With the artist's kind permission / Piotr Bosacki / Poland 2016
Justification of the verdict:
For an interesting and humorous exploration of unconventional relations between image and text.

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR SHORT FILM
With the artist's kind permission / Piotr Bosacki / Poland 2016

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR FEATURE FILM
Louise en Hiver / Louise by the Shore / Jean-François Laguionie / France, Canada 2016

THE SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR 2017, The lifetime achievement award, The CRYSTAL PEGASUS GOES TO WITOLD GIERSZ

Congratulations to all winners.
See you next year!