ANNA IDA OROSZ was born in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary. She studied film theory history and English language literature at the Budapest Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE). Currently she is a PhD student at ELTE’s Institute of Art Theory and Media Studies researching animated documentaries. She is in the editorial of Prizma (“Prism”), a peer-reviewed quarterly and online journal of film art founded in 2009, where her animation-related essays and reviews are published. She has been in the organizing committee of the Hungarian Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) since 2009. With Tamás Patrovits, she is the co-founder and curator of Primanima World Festival of First Animations first organized in 2012 in Budaörs, Hungary.
WIKTORIA PELZER. Born in Warsaw and grew up in Southern Germany; Wiktoria Pelzer is living, working and sometimes studying in Vienna, the morbid and beautiful city at the edge of Europe. Since 2005 she is working for (Short) Filmfestivals in Europe as the Stuttgart Filmwinter, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, and currently she is focussing on the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz and the Animation Avantgarde programs at the short film festival VIS Vienna Independent Shorts; Art Film screenings for the Fullframe Festival and developing new ideas for film and media events. Always at the edge of animation, experimental, musicvideo and all there is inbetween. Right now she is working at the Gartenbaukino, Viennas largest independent cinema. Besides she is busy as a free curator, organizer, program and print – coordinator here and there, always a little bit too much of everything 🙂 Loves Film, Rhythm, Music and Dance.
SIMON BOGOJEVIC-NARATH was born in Croatia in 1968. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb in 1992, he became a member of the Croatian Artists’ Association. In 1990, he started working on video and video installations presenting his works at various expositions and festivals in Croatia and Europe. Since 2004 he is a member of the Faculty at the Arts Academy, University of Split and Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, lecturing on electronic animation.
PINBALL / Darko Vidackovic
The film draws a personal story, with observations of the city you live in, glances from the window. The author is using traditional animation techniques as well as innovative stop motion, and timelapse photography. It comments on urbanization in an abstract way, that reminds us of animation from the 20ties.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Wiktoria Pelzer)
RABBIT AND DEER / Péter Vácz
This short film is outstanding how it could turn various techniques into a narrative, and this way a complex story of two people was made understandable in an utterly simple way.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Simon Bogojevic Narath)
THE ANIMATION TAG ATTACK / Christen Bach
For successfully hiding the narrative behind a bizarre combination of various visual approaches. Although you cannot fully get the story, the film definitely makes a remarkable cinematographic impression on the spectator.
SPECIAL MENTION (decision by jury member Anna Ida Orosz)
THE WIND / Robert Löbel
This student film is able to give a thorough representation of the mechanisms behind society in only three minutes. By using traditional drawing animation technique, and by its remarkable caricatural graphic style, this comic film creates visual puns that can only and exclusively work in an animated short film
SHUGO TOKUMARU -KATACHI / Kijek /Adamski
This video makes everything that a good video should do – it is experimenting with the form in a surprising way and makes you listen and enjoy the music. The authors signature is very strong – we are looking forward to seeing more of them!
GOTYE – GIVING ME A CHANCE/ Nacho Rodríguez, Gina Thorstensen
It is a playful video with surrealistic moments, and beautiful drawings which open their own universe on the screen.
IS TROPICAL – THE GREEKS / Megaforce
The harmless game the children play is transformed into a deadly serious fight through using animation. The trashy aesthetics the filmmakers use also fit the topic perfectly. The video stays with you in a strange way and leaves you confused.
THE LITTLE BLOND BOY WITH A WHITE SHEEP / Eloi Henriod
We dive into a litlle boys imagination, which always seems more appealing than reality. The film is beautifully painted with aquarelle colours, and the story is told with a subtle humour, which make it enjoyable for kids and adults in the same way.
ON THE WING/ Vera Myakisheva
Although this short film looks simple on the outside – there is a deeper meaning in it which reminds everyone of us that our goals are achievable no matter if we are underage or are born with different abilities than others.