UPSIDE DOWN WORLD
menthors: Andreja Goetz, Jelena Dragutinović, Gašper Markun, Janja Kosi
producer: Društvo za izvajanje filmske vzgoje Slon
The main prize in the Slovenian children's category is awarded to a film that in an adorable way questions the human relationship towards nature and animals. The cut-out animation presents the viewer with a child's understanding of the unethical nature of zoos, the accumulation of plastic waste and laboratory experiments on animals. Moreover, the film offers the viewer a vision of a world in which the roles of humans and animals are reversed.
The clapperboard for best Slovenian children's film goes to Obrnjen svet. The film was created by the children in the Elephant Association's holiday care programme.
author: Lina Horvat
menthors: Vid Hajnšek, Ludvik Rogan
production: Gimnazija Franca Miklošiča Ljutomer
The award for best Slovenian film in the youth category goes to a film in which a high school student questions her existence and her place in the world through the use of a playful and varied approach to filmmaking, awash with witty symbolism and animated collages. The excellent text, which serves as the foundation for the moving picture, also carries at its core an incisive social critique that is complemented throughout the film by just the right amount of wry black humour.
The clapperboard for best Slovenian youth film goes to the film Zakaj. The film was made by Lina Horvat, a high school student at Fran Milošič Secondary School in Ljutomer, under the mentorship of Vid Hajnšek and Ludvik Rogan.
MY MOTHER LOOKS LIKE A MICROWAVE OVEN
production: Dante Rustav Films, Uzbekistan
The award for best international children's film is given to a film that captures the viewer's attention thanks to its great atmosphere and its intimate insight into the coming of age of three young girls. In the hand-drawn, black and white 2D animation, the floor plans of domestic spaces and household objects establish themselves as original, childlike and honest metaphors of family situations and emotions, which bring the film, full of vivid imagination and unusual associations, together into a creative whole.
The clapperboard for best International Children's Film goes to My Mother Looks Like a Microwave Oven, a film created by the children in Dante Rustav Films studio.
author: Zahra Ebadi, Iran
The award for best film in the international youth category goes to a film that surprises with its masterfully crafted, hand-drawn animation. The animated film, which is made up of pencil drawings on a white piece of paper, with only a small number of blue and yellow details, plunges us into the first-person perspective of the Iranian director whose routine, monotonous life is one day interrupted by an encounter with a wounded pigeon.
The clapperboard for best international youth film goes to the film THE PIGEON by Iranian author, Zahra Ebadi. Congratulations!
author: Tina Meglič
menthors: Petra Korenjak Marčun, Tina Žagar Pernar
production: OŠ Naklo
co-creators: Sara Frelih – izdelava likov in scene, snemanje; Ivana Vita Kokalj – izdelava likov in scene, snemanje; Tina Meglič – scenarij; Ajda Navršnik – snemanje ter montaža; Andraž Aljančič – glas (Krjavelj); Taja Golc – glas (naslov)
The film in question uses the collage animation technique to depict Krjavl's battle with the Devil. This scene was creatively adapted from a book by Josip Jurčič. Beautiful montage transitions further enrich the viewing experience. Moreover, the animation is continuously complemented by the use of imaginative sound effects.
The special recognition award given by the jury in the children's category goes to the film KRJAVELJ. The film was made by students from Naklo Elementary School, under the mentorship of Petra Korenjak Marčun and Tina Žagar Pernar.
TONY THE LITTLE ELEPHANT
menthor: Damijan Sovec
production: OŠ Gornja Radgona
The film in question makes use of a 2D computer animation technique which, coupled with a witty narration, spoken in verse, in the dialect of the Prlekija region, takes us on a journey across the hot African continent. More precisely, the film transports us on a safari, where Slonči Tonči (or, Tonči the Elephant) with his musical trunk, dominates the brass instrument section, thus keeping the animal kingdom bustling with music at all times.
The special recognition award given by the jury in the children's category goes to the film SLONČI TONČI. The film was created by the students from Gornja Radgona Elementary School, under the mentorship of Damijan Sovec.