Half way between the 9th and the 10th edition of our festival we bring you a short documentary about Animateka 2012!
In December 2012 Animateka proudly hosted a paint-on glass workshop of one of the great artists of animation, Caroline Leaf.
The workshop took place in the Museum of modern art in Ljubljana. In only five days the participants produced these great animated shorts.
May the coming year be highlighted with wishes granted and plans fulfilled,
May each day bring you something simply beautiful,
Each week a new reason for optimism,
And each month a new victory.
May 13 be your lucky number!
We wish you a lot of good animation, joyous holidays and a happy new year!
On today's Animateka 2012 closing ceremony this year's winners have just been revealed!
Maestro® Jury Grand Prix:
What Happens When Children Don't Eat Soup, Paweł Prewencki
This hypnotic film takes us on a mysterious journey into the imagination of two children.
Dramatic music and striking imagery combine to create an enigmatic and haunting film.
Maestro® Audience Award:
Big House, Kristjan Holm
University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana Award for best European student animated film:
Head Over Heels, Timothy Reckart
The jury was convinced by the well-constructed story, surprising implementation and the unexpected ending that leaves no one cold. An exceptional achievement in animation.
Giga + Nano Award for the Elephant Children's Programme, donated by T2:
The Little Bird and the Leaf, Lena von Döhren
During the festival week we watched 33 short animated films. We enjoyed watching every single one of them, as they were really very good. However, it was our goal to choose the best one. When making the selection, we did not only pay attention to what made us laugh the most, but also to what animation technique, image, and sound were used and what the story was like. The choice was by no means easy. We were choosing between Much Better Now, Bo-Tu's Drum, Miriam's Food Processor and The Little Bird and the Leaf. Eventually, we opted for The Little Bird and the Leaf as the most convincing of them. We liked the story as well as the technique used to make the film.
The AnimaWeb contest award went to the film tape loading error by the portuguese author Sandra Araujo. She will recieve a Nokia 808 PureView smartphone and is invited to Animateka 2013.
Jury special mentions:
Otto Alder: Villa Antropoff, Kaspar Jancis, Vladimir Leschiov
For its controversial treatment of a fundamental and global matter and its relevant graphic style and tearing pace.
Michaela Muller: We may meet, we may not, Skirma Jakaite
Zaradi močne kombinacije živahnega, skoraj nervoznega sloga, abstraktnih zvokov in pretresljive zgodbe.
Joanna Quinn: Ursus, Reinis Pētersons
A delightfully simple and poignant film, especially the beautifully observed transition from 'real' bear to 'humanised' bear. The most neatly folded clothes in Ursine animation!
Lea Zagury: Big house, Kristjan Holm
A fun and cleverly constructed animation that makes me feel at home.
Michaela Pavlatova : Sunny afternoon, Thomas Renoldner
For its playfulness, joy and irony.
Special mention of the European Student Programme Jury goes to the film Écart de conduite by Rocio Alvarez from La Poudriere School of Animated Film, Valence and the film 366 Days by Johannes Friedrich Schiehsl from Film Academy in Baden Württemberg.
This year's Animaweb competition in which we seek short computer made web animation films is coming to an end!
The sumbmission deadline ends tonight at midnight! You can vote for your favourite film here.
May the best one win!
Unfortunately we have to inform you that Julie Doucet won't be able to attend the festival here in Ljubljana.
She still remains our residential artist and all of her programs will be shown according to plan, including the exhibition.
In the festival jury she will be replaced by another great artist, Michaela Müller. She is already well known to Animateka and its audience, as her film Miramare got awarded with the Maestro® Jury Grand Prix at Animateka 2010.
You can find more information on the new jury member here.