Grand Prix: 20 years

Length: 79′

To celebrate 20 years of Animateka, we are showing a selection of award-winning films from past festival editions: from a student work by Polish icon Marta Pajek, to animation gems by Estonian filmmakers Kaspar Jancis and Kristjan Holm, the films which put Michaela Müller and Špela Čadež on the world map of animation, to a masterpiece by the one and only Tomek Popakul.

Po jabolkah / Po jabłkach / After Apples

Directed by: Marta Pajek
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX ANIMATEKA 2005

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, after all the apples have fallen from the trees everything is asleep. In a small flat mother and child are also sound asleep. Meanwhile, when the mind sleeps…

Krokodil / Krokodill / Crocodile

Directed by: Kaspar Jancis
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX ANIMATEKA 2009

The story of a former opera star who must, by the will of Fate, work as a Crocodile in a styrofoam costume entertaining children in a shopping centre. This kind of life seems joyless and even disgusting to the former leading tenor, and he vents his frustration by behaving rudely. Until one day, into his life enters a fateful woman... and... a crocodile.

Miramare

Directed by: Michaela Müller
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX ANIMATEKA 2010

A look at life on the Mediterranean borders of Europe, where tourists try to relax at the same time as "illegal" immigrants struggle for a chance for a better life.

Velika hiša / Suur maja / Big House

Directed by: Kristjan Holm
Short synopsis:

AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATEKA 2012

On a totally ordinary warm summer night the residents of a totally ordinary apartment house happen to gather in the yard. A citizen of questionable motives takes advantage of the situation and the ending of course is quite expectable.

Boles

Directed by: Špela Čadež
Short synopsis:

AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATEKA 2013

Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood, dreaming of writer’s glory and a luxurious life. One day his neighbour Tereza, an elderly prostitute, knocks on his door, asking him to write a letter for her fiancé.

Acid Rain

Directed by: Tomek Popakul
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX AND AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATEKA 2019

Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. A young girl runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo who lives in a camper and runs his not-so-legal errands. Their journey gradually leads them towards more and more eerie settings.

Grand Prix: 20 years

Length: 79′

To celebrate 20 years of Animateka, we are showing a selection of award-winning films from past festival editions: from a student work by Polish icon Marta Pajek, to animation gems by Estonian filmmakers Kaspar Jancis and Kristjan Holm, the films which put Michaela Müller and Špela Čadež on the world map of animation, to a masterpiece by the one and only Tomek Popakul.

Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX ANIMATEKA 2005

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, after all the apples have fallen from the trees everything is asleep. In a small flat mother and child are also sound asleep. Meanwhile, when the mind sleeps…

Krokodil / Krokodill / Crocodile

Directed by: Kaspar Jancis
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX ANIMATEKA 2009

The story of a former opera star who must, by the will of Fate, work as a Crocodile in a styrofoam costume entertaining children in a shopping centre. This kind of life seems joyless and even disgusting to the former leading tenor, and he vents his frustration by behaving rudely. Until one day, into his life enters a fateful woman... and... a crocodile.

Miramare

Directed by: Michaela Müller
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX ANIMATEKA 2010

A look at life on the Mediterranean borders of Europe, where tourists try to relax at the same time as "illegal" immigrants struggle for a chance for a better life.

Velika hiša / Suur maja / Big House

Directed by: Kristjan Holm
Short synopsis:

AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATEKA 2012

On a totally ordinary warm summer night the residents of a totally ordinary apartment house happen to gather in the yard. A citizen of questionable motives takes advantage of the situation and the ending of course is quite expectable.

Boles

Directed by: Špela Čadež
Short synopsis:

AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATEKA 2013

Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood, dreaming of writer’s glory and a luxurious life. One day his neighbour Tereza, an elderly prostitute, knocks on his door, asking him to write a letter for her fiancé.

Acid Rain

Directed by: Tomek Popakul
Short synopsis:

GRAND PRIX AND AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATEKA 2019

Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. A young girl runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo who lives in a camper and runs his not-so-legal errands. Their journey gradually leads them towards more and more eerie settings.