CHINTIS LUNDGREN (b. 1981, Tallinn) is an independent animation director from Estonia. She started her career by making silly amateur films about birds and gay men. After years of animating all kinds of nonsense she quit her day job and moved to the Adriatic coast. Now she has a plan to start making films about animals, namely drunk rabbits, foxes and rats. Since 2011 she runs her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio. She is also a co-funder of Adriatic Animation.
DANIEL ŠULJIĆ(1968) graduated from the College of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1997. He employs a specific animation technique, painting on glass. He is an associate lecturer in the Department of Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
DARKO VIDAČKOVIĆ. Born in Sibenik, Croatia. Graduated on Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, section for animation and new media. Working as freelance filmmaker.
OLGA BOBROWSKA. Born in 1987. Festival Director of StopTrik International Film Festival (Slovenia/Poland), festival of stop motion animation.Ph. D. Candidate in Film Studies on Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She conducts researches on Chinese animated film in the period of 1957 – 1989 focusing on junction of art and ideology in film production.
EFE EFEOGLU. Born in Turkey. Graduated from Marmara University. Co-founded İstanbul Animation Festival in 2003. Currently director of İstanbul Animation Festival.
UNICORN BLOOD / Alberto Vazquez | Spain | 2013 | 8’37”
For its dense intensity and brutal honesty.
HUNGER / Petra Zlonoga | Croatia | 2014 | 6’05”
Gentle and fragile poetry of unspoken hunger for intimacy.
STRANGE WONDERFUL / Stephanie Swart | USA | 2013 | 4’18”
Unique visual style combined with harsh honesty
GOTYE: SEVEN HOURS WITH A BACKSEAT DRIVER / Rubber House | Australia | 2012 | 4’43”
Perfect interaction of image and sound. An intriguing take on animal/human sexuality!!
NOCHEXXX: THRUSTERS / Plastic Horse | UK | 2014 | 13’40”
For general concept of bringing a video clip to a more complex level.
SANSARA: LOVING EYES / Derevyannyh Vlad | Russia | 2013 | 3’00”
For a great marketing concept.
CUUSHE: AIRY ME / Yoko Kuno | Japan | 2013 | 5’39”
For the ability of draging us into it (piece).
ANTHEM / Malcolm Sutherland | 2013 | Canada | 1’30”
Alternative approach to advertising with a very personal graphic style.
VIJAY AND I / Jean Goovaerts | Belgium | 2012 | 2’28”
Simple but effective style.
MY MOM IS AN AIRPLANE / Yulia Aronova | Russia/USA | 2013 | 6’51”
Story telling told from a childs perspective with subtle and inteligent humor.
MONKEY / Panna Horváth-Molnár | Hungary | 2013 | 2’03”
Visually nice with witty humor, simple but effective story.
HIDDEN TALENT / Miran Miošić | Croatia | 2013 | 5’54”
Mijau mijau! A film which provoked great reaction from children audience with a memorable soundtrack.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Daniel Šuljić)
LAND / Masanobu Hiraoka | Japan | 2013 | 3’42”
For love, passion and dedication for animation pouring out of every frame of this film.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Darko Vidačković)
FUNERAL / Alejandro Bonilla | Costa Rica | 2014 | 4’24”
Like a sequence taken out of a surreal peyote dream. (it gets special mention) because it is different! GO COSTA RICA!!!
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Chintis Lundgren)
SOCK SKEWER STREET 8 / Elli Vuorinen | Finland, Japan | 2013 | 6’30”
For its wonderful Finnish humor and beautiful design.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Olga Bobrowska)
MIGRATION / Fluorescent Hill | Canada | 2014 | 6’11”
For bringing the feeling that it’s only natural to exceed the cinematic experience, either animated or live-action.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Efe Efeoglu)
ASTIGMATISMO / Nicolai Troshinsky | Spain | 2013 | 4′00”
Because of great idea and character design. Creative way of telling the story