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ANIMATION FESTIVAL AWARDS

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Introduction Animafest Zagreb 2010 2011 2012 Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2010 2011 2012 REFERENCE 25 33 45 54 03 10 19 01

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Introduction

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he Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year since the5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931-32, to the present. This category was known as “Short Subjects, Cartoons” from 1932 until 1970, and as “Short Subjects, Animated Films” from 1971 to 1973. The present title began with the 1974 awards. In the listings below, the title shown in boldface was the winner of the award, followed by the other nominees for that year. This category is notable for giving Walt Disney 12 of his 22 Academy Awards, including a posthumous 1968 award, and also 10 of the first 12 awards awarded in the category. Only American films were nominated for the award until 1952. Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies and Hanna-Barbera’s Tom and Jerry was the category’s most winner, both winning seven Oscars. Among foreign studios, the National Film Board of Canadahas the most wins in this category, with six Oscars. The biggest showing from Britain in this category is Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit with two wins so far. Awards were presented to the shorts’ producers during the first five decades of the award’s existence. Current Academy rules call for the award to be presented to “the individual person most directly responsible for the concept and the creative execution of the film. In the event that more than one individual has been directly and importantly involved in creative decisions, a second statuette may be awarded.” The Academy defines short as being “not more than 40 minutes, including all credits.”

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Animafest Zagreb

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nimafest Zagreb, also known as World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb, is an annual festival dedicated to animated film held in Zagreb, Croatia. Initiated by the International Animated Film Association, the event was established in 1972 at the time when Croatia was part of SFR Yugoslavia). Animafest is the second oldest animation festival in Europe, after the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (established in 1960). The idea to create the event came about because of the worldwide acclaim of animated shorts produced by authors belonging to the Zagreb School of Animated Films in the 1950s and 1960s. Zagreb’s candidacy for holding a permanent animated film festival was accepted at the 1969 ASIFA meeting in London. Animafest has originally been held (with some interruptions) as a biennial event in every even year between 1972 and 2004 and focused on animated short films. Since 2005 the festival is held every year, with a feature film competition held in odd years.

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At the discretion of the Grand Competition Jury:
Nigel Davies (Great Britain) Ron Diamond (USA) Marko Meštrović (Croatia) Flore Poinsard (France) Joana Toste (Portugal)

Grand Prix best short film of the festival

DIVERS IN THE RAIN
Olga and Pritt Pärn An amazingly absurd, poetic perspective on a quality of apathy witnessed in contemporary life. This tale challenges the ´hero´ stereotype resulting in a film with beautiful graphics and constantly surprising real time animation.

“Golden Zagreb” Award

PLEASE SAY SOMETHING
David O’Reilly Fantastic art direction, innovative dialogue, imaginative sound make a truly original film.

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“Zlatko Grgić” Award
First production apart from educational institutions

BACKWARDS
Aaron Hughes Innovative, surprising storytelling using refreshingly naïve graphic style.

Best Commissioned Film

ONLY HUMAN
Benjamin Swiczinsky Strong and simple evocation of interconnected liberation of travel without boundaries

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5 special awards at the discretion of the Grand Jury

LOVE & THEFT
Andreas Hykade A hypnotic balance of music and picture,...
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