Anibar's winners revealed
The animated movie “The Backwater Gospel” from the director Bo Mathorne won the third edition of the international animation festival –Anibar. The ten minute story of a ghost that brings death in the city Backwater is picked as the best animation film in the category of international films. The evaluation of the international jury was made by the Kosovar animator Gjon Marku, animated films critic Luuk van Huwt and animation journalist Nancy Denney-Phelps.
The jury from the international films category gave a “Special Mention” to “Oh Willy” by Emma de Swaet and Marc Roels. Another “Special Mention” went to “Borderline” by Dustin Rees who, according to the jury, combines intimate drama with dark humor.
The Balkan Jury composed by Mehmet Behluli, Vladislava Vojnoviq and Ergys Faja, gave the big prize of this category to 2 films. The first film was made by Sinan Sertel and is called “The Shadow Play” and the other film is “In the beginning of time” directed by Bozidar Trkulja from Croatia.
Within the Balkan films category, there were also some Special Mentions like “The Father” directed by Ivan Bogdanovit from Bulgaria, which treats parents-children relationships. Also “Perfect Life” from Ozgul Gurbuz which humorously talks about the bad luck of the poor, “Michael Pollan’s Food rules” from Marija Jacimoviq and Benoit Detalle from Serbia, that presents the big educational problem of living a healthy live and showing respect to the community, and the animation “The promise of Constantine” directed by Marvina Cela from Albania that treats traditional topics in a very special style.