Winners of 17th edition of The European Festival of Animated Film "Balkanime"
The Grand Prix of the 17th "Balkanime" in Belgrade was awarded to the film "My Galactic Twin Galaktjon" by Sasa Svirski from Russia, and the award for the best Serbian animated film went to the film "Trkija" directed by Marija Vulic and Isidora Vulic.
The jury of the main competition program of the 17th "Balkanima", which ended on October 25 at the Student City Cultural Center, awarded special prizes to the films: "Lights and Shadows" by Rastko Ciric, "Mud Diary" by Vuk Palibrk, "Cosmonaut" by Kaspar Jancis from Estonia, "Why naked snails don't have legs" by Alina Hocli from Switzerland and "Dina" by Gabor Ulrich from Hungary.
The best student film is "Pearl Diver" by Margrete Danielsen from Norway.
The student jury awarded special recognitions to the films "The Last Round" by a group of animation students from France and "Apple Sauce" by Alexander Gracer from Austria.
The best Serbian student film is "Network" by Natasa Glisovic.
The European Festival of Animated Film "Balkanime", held in part and online, showed 120 achievements in the competition and show program from October 20th to October 25th.
The jury of the main competition program consisted of Jelena Milunovic, Igor Coric and Ana Nedeljkovic, while the student films were evaluated by Margareta Jelic, Uroš Krcadinac and Marina Kecman.
The "Balkanime" festival was launched in 2004 at the Academic Film Center in DKSG on the initiative of Professor Nikola Majdak (1927-2013), one of the pioneers of Serbian animation, but also a renowned film cameraman and director.
The main goal of the festival "Balkanime" is the presentation of European authors and student short animated film, with an aspect on the promotion of the Serbian and Balkan animated scene. Also, the goal of "Balkanime" is to network domestic authors and students with European colleagues. In addition to competition programs, each festival edition had numerous accompanying programs (workshops, talks, presentations, exhibitions...), which are related to animation or close visual arts.