Selected Films 2019
We know which films will compete for the 12th Golden Pegasus award of the 12th edition of the Animator IAFF. Please be reminded that Animator is listed as a qualifying festivals for the Oscar®. This is excellent news for all the artists to present their films in the main contest.
We already know all the titles to take part in the contest for the Golden Pegasus - the most important award of the Animator 2019 International Animated Film Festival.
From over one thousand submissions sent from 64 countries, including, among others, Costa Rica, Cuba, Kuwait, Macau or Martinique the selection board headed by Agnieszka Kozłowska, Jerzy Armata, Piotr Muszalski has selected 45 short films for consideration.
The International Animated Film Festival will showcase 34 films picked by the ANIMATOR Festival Selection Board and 11 films by invitation of the Artistic Director of the Festival, Mr. Marcin Giżycki together with the festival programming team. Among the films we invited to take part in our festival were excellent animated works which caught our eye in the course of the last several months on major Film Festivals such as the ANIMATEKA Festival or BERLINALE – this list includes the stunning KIDS by Michaela Frei, the masterfully crafted STORY by Jola Bańkowska, the extraordinary SOUNDS GOOD by Sander Joon, or the deeply moving and memorable EGG by Martina Scarpelli, as well as the most recent works of the masters of the animated film, including: Steven Subotnick, Kathy Rose, the Quay brothers, Pierre Hébert or Danijel Šuljić. - comments the event programmer and coordinator Filip Kozłowski
The last 45th short film will be chosen by the audience during the Animator without selection showcase (July 2-4, 2019).
The best short film will win the prestigious Golden Pegasus / GRAND PRIX award as well as 45.000 PLN.
See below for selected titles:
The viewings of the films taking part in the competition will take place during the 12th International Animated Film Festival, which starts in Poznań on the 5th of July.
The prizewinners will be presented during the closing Gala of the 2019 Animator Festival, which will be held on the 11th of July, 2019.
We keep our fingers crossed for all the artists.
See you in Poznań!