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Polish and Czech animated films win main awards at Animateka


The awards were given out at a ceremony on Saturday evening as the 12th annual international festival of animated film is drawing to a close today.

Summer 2014 was selected by an international jury from the 36 competing short animated films, while Anatomy of a spider has been picked up by the festival audience.

The jury's choice is a film shot in the spectrum of grey, talking about the desire for supremacy and violence as the driving force in human history.

Anatomy of a spider meanwhile paints a picture of a dark town which resembles a spider web when looked at from the above. Observed from within, it is a concrete organism through which "human sludge" travels.

Honourable mentions went to Uncanny Valley by Paul Wenninger, Moon blink by Rainer Kohlberger, Haircut by Virginia Mori and Teeth by Daniel Gray and Tom Brown.

The award for best student animated film, conferred by the Ljubljana and Nova Gorica universities went to Cosmoetico by Martina Scarapelli. The children's jury meanwhile picked About mother by Dina Velikovskaya.

More than than 400 animated films, including six feature-lengths, were screened at the 12th Animateka, which will conclude on Sunday with the screening of the award-winning films.

Apart from the competition programme, Animateka featured several retrospectives with the focus being on animated documentary film.


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