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Grand Prix goes to film Bestia by a chilean author Hugo Covarubias 2022 Neum Animated Film Festival

The best art award goes to an Israeli author Hana Dombe for the film „Fledge“. She is not here tonight but will accept the award additionally.

The best music award goes to Bestia by Chilean author Hugo Covarrubias. Congratulations!

The best student film award goes to a Check film 'Mom is always right' by Maria Urbankova who is also not here with us but will accept her award additionally.

The award for the best other technique; puppet, clay, kolaž goes to another Israeli author Galia Osmo for her film 'One last wish'. Please welcome Galia who is here tonight to recieve her award. Congratulations Galia!

A special award category is Dušan Vukotić category which we started in 2017 and it is given predominantly to young authors as a form of support in their future work. This year the award goes to Aleksandra Krivolutskaia for the film „The Encounter“.

The best 3D award goes to 'Samurai frog golf' by a Japonese author Brent Forrest.

Best 2D animation this year goes to an animator from Italy Simone Massi for his film 'Every sunrise'. The award will be handed in additionally because Simone couldn't be with us tonight. Congratulations!

And finally the best of the best, GRAND PRIX goes to the already awarded film BESTIA by a chilean author Hugo Covarubias. Author will recieve both of his awards additionally. Big congratulations!
Members of international expert jury 2022 Neum Animated Film Festival
Ines Tanović (BiH) director, screenwriter and producer. She was born in Sarajevo in 1965. She graduated from the First Grammar school- Department of Cultural Activities and at the Dramaturgy Department of the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. She has been a member of the Association of Filmmakers since 1988.

In 1991 she founded a production company called DOKUMENT, in Sarajevo, which is now managed by her and Alem Babić, a producer. From 2014 to 2019, she was a president of the Association of Filmmakers of the FBIH, as well as of the Association of filmmakers of BIH.

Currently, she is positioned as the general director of the Film Center Sarajevo. In 2010 she directed the Bosnian part of the long feature omnibus “Some Other Stories“( coproduced by BiH, Serbia, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Ireland, supported by EURIMAGES).

The film has been invited to more than 40 international festivals and earned six international awards. In 2015 she finished the realization of her feature film “Our Everyday Life“. The film has been invited on more than 45 international film festivals and has earned 15 awards.

The film was selected as Bosnian and Herzegovinian entry for the 2015 Academy Awards. In 2019, she finished her second feature film “Son“, which was premiered at the opening of the Sarajevo Film Festival as part of the competition program. “Son“ has been invited to over 20 international festivals and it earned several awards. “Son“ was the Bosnian and Herzegovinian candidate for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Nikša Bratoš (Hrvatska) Musician, composer, arranger, music producer. He was born in 1959, in Travnik. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo, in 1983. In 1985, he definetly commits to music and works as a studio musician, arranger and music producer. From 1989. he lives and works in Zagreb.

In the period until 1989, he was actively practices music in cultural and artistic associations and rock bands, the most famous of which are Cod, Valentino and Crvena Jabuka. As a musician, composer, arranger or music producer he was involved in over 200 albums. Some of the performers he has worked with are: Arsen Dedić, Oliver Dragojević, Maksim Mrvica, “The Bond”, Zagrebački solisti, Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni, Zdravko Čolić, Toše Proeski, Damir Urban, Dino Merlin, Kemal Monteno, Petar Grašo, Tereza Kesovija, Massimo Savić, Jura Stublić, Goran Karan, and bands Valentino, Crvena Jabuka, Parni valjak, Majke, Plavi orkestar, Silente, Teška industrija and many others. As a musician, arranger and music producer he has worked on music for films (“Golden years“, “Nausikaja“, “Journey through the Dark Hemisphere“, “Diary of a Winner“, “Long Dark Night“, “Children from CNN“, etc.), and music for theathre performances, musical highlights for Croatian Radio and HTV (Latinica, Kviskoteka...). As musical producer he signed the first croatian DVD (Gibonni – “Milennium concert”), and other many more live DVD editions (Gibonni – “Miracul live”, Oliver in Pula Arena, Parni valjak, Zdravko Čolić, Bijelo dugme, etc...). In 2004, he formed an orchestra and production team with wich he worked on numerous shows on Croatian television (Studio 10, Dancing with the Stars, Stars Sing, Evergreen, I Love Croatia, The Voice, A Side). He held the positon of the main music producer of croatian musical award “Porin“, end year ceremony, in the period from 1998-2002, and from 2008-2018. He is a multiple “Porin“ award winner. In the period from 1997- 2022 he has been awarded more than 40 times in the the categories of arrangment, pop music production, classical music production, sound recordings and the category of album of the year.

He is a member of the Croatian Association of Independent Artists.

From 2006- 2014 he was a member of the HGU Presidency and the President of the HGU Main Board.
He has been the HGU President since 2014.
From 2008, he has been teaching at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.

Corrie Francis Parks (SAD) brings life to the inanimate through frame-by-frame manipulation of physical materials. With one hand under the camera and the other on the computer keyboard, her films and installations maintain an organic connection to traditional production methods while fully integrating digital technology.

Parks received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her M.F.A. from University of Southern California. Now an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Parks continues to research frame-by-frame movement from a practitioner’s perspective. Her book, Fluid Frames: Experimental Animation with Sand, Clay, Paint and Pixels explores the tactile nature of moving malleable materials directly under the camera, bringing together traditional and digital workflow through interviews with contemporary animators and workshop-style exercises.

Parks has been Artist-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Fundación Valparaíso and Klondike Goldrush International Historic Park, a Fulbright Fellow to New Zealand, and a grant recipient from the Montana Film Office and Maryland State Arts Council. She has created projection-based installations for Light City Baltimore, USA, International Media Art Biennial SEE DJERBA in Tunisia, and the UnDARK Festival in Russia. Her award-winning short films have screened at Annecy, Hiroshima, Ottawa, Zagreb, and at major festivals around the world.

Elmir Jukić (BiH) Elmir Jukić is a Bosnian and Herzegovinian theater, film and television director. He was born in 1971 in Sarajevo, where he graduated in directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in 2000. In 1998 he directed a documentary film "Čovjek koji je kuću zamijenio za tunel". After directing his graduation drama "Proces", in 2000, his first theater piece was play "U Zvorniku ja sam ostavio svoje srce" and "Priviđenje iz Srednjeg Vijeka". After that his career follows two different directions: towards theater stage and television and film screens.

In 2005, he directed a short film "Ram za sliku moje domovine", based on his script, and in 2008 a short film "Majka". The comedy televison series "Lud, zbunjen, normalan" began airing on televison screens in 2007.

Jukić put his directing signature on a couple of television series in the period from 2011 until 2018, such as "Dva smo svijeta različita, "Kriza", and "Lažni svjedok". Two of his new series "Ne diraj mi mamu" and "Konak kod Hilmije" started airing in 2018.

In 2008 he directed the drama "Žaba", which went on to become a big theater hit, and in 2018 it celebrated 10 years of being performed on stage. Almost 10 years after creating the drama, director ventured into a new project- he decided to direct his first feature film based on the drama of the same name. Film "Frog" was created which was met with positive critics. He is currently directing two series, "Na rubu pameti" and "Radio Mileva".

Aleta Rajič (BiH) Was born in 1990, in Čapljina. She has a master's degree in English and Art History from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Mostar. She started working on animated films, in Studio Neum, while she was still in elementary school, where she worked on several films as scenographer and animator. She attended numerous animation work-shops and education programms in the organisation of Studio Neum. For the last few years she has been one of the lecturers in the School of animated films (in Mostar and Neum). “Natural Selection“ is her second film, which, in less than a year, was selected at over 70 international film festivals (including the premiere at SFF, Annecy, Pula Film Festival, Monstra, Animafest, etc.) and won seventeen awards for the best animation at festivals around the world. She was a member of expert juries at several world festival. For the last 10 years, Aleta has been a member of the organisational team of the NAFF Animated Film Festival in Neum, where she, currently, actively participates in the artistic direction.

Maša Avramović (Srbija) was born in 1994 in Belgrade, Serbia. She studied animation at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade and at “La Poudriere” in Valence, France. She enjoys experimenting with paper cutouts, traditional and digital 2D animation. Her graduation film Stuck together won the Dušan Vukotić award at NAFF in 2021. and Prix L’Extra Court at the Poitiers Film Festival. Her latest film Trails of the morning is traveling to festivals at the moment.

Robin Heap (UK) is an independent Animation Director and Lecturer in Animation at Staffordshire University in the UK. Robin is currently focused on developing new stop motion projects and guiding undergraduates in their animation studies. Making miniature worlds through a mix of hand-crafted models, cinematography and sprinkles of digital magic, is what drives Robin’s creative practice.

Competition programme / Screening Schedlue
2022 Neum Animated Film Festival
27.08.2022. | Saturday | 21:00h
OBJECT OF LIFE
Jack James Parry
03:00
Australija_Australia
NO LEADERS PLEAS
Joan Gratz
02:18
SAD_USA
MY GRANDMA MATILDE
Miguel Anaya Borja
00:10
Meksiko_Mexico
THE JOURNEY
Mirela Ivanković Bielen
05:56
Hrvatska_Croatia
GYPSY TALES/THE TUB CARVERS
László Balajthy
07:50
Mađarska_Hungary
FAIRY HORSES
Oksana Nesenenko
04:35
Ukraina_Ukraine
THE 2 SHOES
Paul Driessen
05:00
Francuska_France
DOCTOR´S WIFE
Bruno Simões
03:00
Portugal_Portugal
STEAKHOUSE
Špela Čadež
09:30
Slovenija_Slovenia
28.08.2022. | Sunday | 21:00h
A POEM BY ALBA
Yoo Lee
05:38
SAD_USA
THE PYRAMID
Mohamed Ghazala
07:00
Egipat_Egypt
ELSEWHERE
Sylwia Kubus
06:00
Poljska, Njemačka_Poland Germany
LADY ISOBEL & THE ELF KNIGHT
Cashell Horgan
08:00
Irska_Ireland
TIME(L)OVER
Álvaro Pinell
04:51
Španija_Spain
THAW
Arthur van Merwijk
02:00
Nizozemska_Netherlands
A COW BAKED A СAKE
Nadia Limova
04:23
Ukraina_ Ukraine
CYMK
David Chai
02:40
SAD_USA
FIRE AND WATER
Robert Brown
02:00
UK_United Kingdom
THE CITY HALL
Sofiko Badalova
06:25
Rusija_Russian Federation
29.08.2022. | Monday | 21:00h
THE TALE OF THE GREEN CHEESE
Noah Erni
04:48
Švicarska_Switzerland
EVERY SUNRISE
Simone Massi
02:30
Italija_Italy
GREECE TREASURES
Janis Cimmermanis
00:11
Latvija_Latvia
LITTLE OX
Raf Wathion, Patrick Vandebroeck
10:33
Belgija_Belgium
THE SAUSAGE RUN
Thomas Stellmach
09:45
Njemačka_Germany
AMADA CAFEÍNA
Greivin Adrián Hernández Quesada
03:30
Kostarika_Costa Rica
IN HIS MERCY
Christoph Büttner
11:55
Njemačka_Germany
INCOMPLETE
Dalena Tran
03:30
SAD_USA
MONKEY DOMINO
Ulf Grenzer
04:07
Njemačka_Germany
DREAM
Majid Sabri
03:39
Iran_Islamic Republic of Iran
30.08.2022. | Tuesday | 20:00h
THE WINGED
Naira Muradyan
12:52
Armenija_Armenia
ONE LAST WISH
Galia Osmo
10:00
Izrael_Israel
DIES IRAE
Mary Colective
07:37
Australija_Australia
PARCHES
David Villarrubia Lorenzo
05:25
Španija_Spain
I AM NOT AN ANGEL
Joe Chang
10:46
Kanada_Canada
NO SUBSTITUTE
Abdollah Alimorad
15:00
Iran_ Islamic Republic of Iran
TEN DEGREES OF STRANGE
Lynn Tomlinson
04:29
SAD_USA
SAMURAI FROG GOLF
Brent Forrest
03:48
Japan
BALL
Abdul-Kadhim
05:00
Irak_Iraq
31.08.2022. | Wednesday | 21:00h
BESTIA
Hugo Covarrubias
05:00
Čile_Chile
ENCASED
Pablo G. Herrero
13:00
Španija_Spain
KAFK S DOLL
Bruno Simões
10:40
Portugal
FLEDGE
Hani Dombe
15:22
Izrael_Israel
A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM
Mike Ryan
02:45
SAD_USA
Competition student programme / Screening Schedlue
2022 Neum Animated Film Festival
30.08.2022. | Tuesday | 22:00h
STORM
Kirstin Hardin
01:42
SAD_USA
THE PORTRAIT
Michał Barylski
09:21
Poljska_Poland
THE INCREDIBLE MRS LIEN MOURLEN
Eleni Xoupa
06:53
Grčka_ Greece
RAINBOY
Sandra Marić
04:00
BiH
THE ENCOUNTER
Aleksandra Krivolutskaia
05:05
Rusija_ Russia
GAIA
Iciar Leal
04:25
Španija_Spain
COCO BEACH
Aline Prat
04:40
Francuska_France
31.08.2022. | Wednesday | 22:00h
I SIT AND LOOK OUT
Gábor Balázs
10:09
Rumunija_Romania
FUR COATS
Lucie Vostárková
04:24
Republika Češka_Czech Republic
HOPPER'S DAY
Jingqi Zhang
04:45
SAD_USA
THE DREAM MAKER
P.Denis, L.Desrozier, A. Hemkes, G. Hoarau, A. Perrin,L.Rippert
03:56
Francuska_France
PIR'HEART
A.Abdoulazize, M.Desarnaud, I.Thisted Jorgensen, J. Koffi, R. Isola, N.Gawankar
04:30
Francuska_France
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Ching-Ju Yang
05:46
Tajvan_Taiwan
PEEKABOO
Marco Savini, Marco Giglio
01:06
Italija_Italy
À L'ARTICLE DE L'AMOUR
C.Duvert, M. Chauchoy, C. Bagein, L. Maitrehenry, M. Martinez, J. Cabezas
05:29
Francuska_France
30.08.2022. | Tuesday | 22:00h
SAUERKRAUT
A.Marszalek, H. Greiner, M.Dufour, F. Marlin, A. Poirier, C.Krempp
07:27
Francuska_France
PEACH
Christina Su
04:08
SAD_USA
ROOTS
Maddalena Brozzi
07:34
Italija_Italy
REMEBER
Xinyi (Alores) Li
03:11
SAD_USA
LONELY SOULS
Finn Morgan-Roberts
02:07
UK_United Kingdom
MOM IS ALWAYS RIGHT
Marie Urbánková
07:39
Repoblika Češka_Czech Republic
CALL AND RESPONSE
Morgane Duprat—Peter
06:15
Francuska_France
WET
M.Bergeonneau, L.Montpert, M.Mandon, C.Peyrebrune, E.Taussac
06:00
Francuska_France
31.08.2022. | Wednesday | 22:00h
UNFORGETTABLE
M. Pischedda, M.Dieval, G.Renault, C.Sabater Vilchez, A.Mougenot
07:15
Francuska_France
ALONE TOGETHER
Zoe Chen
04:09
SAD_USA
LILY & POPPY
P.A. Mortier, A.Le Goas, N.Krebs, S.Boungnasith
03:14
Francuska_France
VENTANAS
M.Matilla,E.Espinoza,M. Cebrián,A.Serrano,L. Rodríguez,O.Pérez
04:43
Španija_Spain
THE BALISTIK VOSTEN
C. Delestrain, O.Masson, L. M. Le Guludec, M. Haudry, N. Peyren, G.Lejeune,B.Belper
06:00
Njemačka_Germany
THE MELOMANIACS
Marc-Aurèle Versini
02:11
Belgija_Belgium
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
Eylül Yarkin
02:56
Turska_Turkey
MORRY
Kotta Katsuda,Chris Chang,Samar Mingshan Chen
03:00
SAD_USA
SEWING MACHINE
Najmeh Hashemolhosseini
08:05
Iran_Islamic Republic of Iran
Panoram / Screening Schedlue
2022 Neum Animated Film Festival
28.08.2022. | Sunday | 10:30h
VETER
Andrew Katsuba
06:00
Rusija_Russian Federation
RED FIRE
Mona A.Shahi
11:00
Iran_Islamic Republic of Iran
MATTRICIDE
Gemma Rigg
02:40
UK_United Kingdom
BALLAD OF PIPE AND NECKLACE
Martin Babić
12:00
Hrvatska_Croatia
INTO THE SEA
Andrey Sokolov
07:30
Rusija_Russian Federation
29.08.2022. | Monday | 10:30h
MAD IN XPAIN
Jorge Miguel Rioboo Cortes
12:00
Španija_Spain
HAIRDRESER FRYDENLUND
Hanne Berkaak
13:35
Norveška_Norway
MORA MORA
Jurga Šeduikytė
10:05
Litvanija_Lithuania
THE SECRET OF MR. NOSTOC
Patrice Seiler, Maxime Marion
10:55
Francuska_France
CHASE
Jorge San Martin, Manuel Carbajo
06:06
Španija_Spain
EVERYTHING'S A LIE
Dan Criblez
05:00
SAD_USA
30.08.2022. | Tuesday | 10:30h
LIGHT HUNTING
Peyman Jahanfar
02:30
Iran_Islamic Republic of Iran
CYAN EYED
Ryan Grobins
08:20
Kanada_Canada
PULLOVER
Christian Kaufmann
06:00
Njemačka_Germany
ECHO
Sergio Kotsovoulos
11:47
Grčka_Greece
GIRL AND CLOUD
Shokir Kuziboy, Kholikov
11:00
Uzbekistan
WHISPER DOWN THE LANE
Raghad Albarqi
04:43
Saudijska Arabija_Saudi Arabia
REGULAR
Nata Metlukh
05:00
SAD_USA
Ecology / Screening Schedlue
2022 Neum Animated Film Festival
28.08.2022. | Sunday | 22:00h
YOUR DAUGHTER HERO
Apostolis Iliopoulos, Elias Roumeliotis
04:12
Grčka_ Greece
HIGH TIDE
Carmen Pelaz
01:00
Španija_Spain
CITSALP
Jean A. Evangelista
01:45
Filipini_Philippines
GREEN
A. Cohen, L. Florean, T. Fratissier, C.Poiriez, E. Thibaut
03:42
Francuska_France
MISTER STUMP
Marius Roth
03:14
Njemačka_Germany
YAWATI
Lucia Espinoza
04:08
Ekvador_Ecuador
AMONG THE CLOUDS
Alexi Scheiber
04:12
SAD_USA
WHY IS BIODIVERSITY IMPORTANT
Ana Stefaniak, Ignatz Johnson-Higham
05:39
UK_United Kingdom
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
Matteo Valenti
05:00
Italija_Italy
INFILTRADOS
Frida Moran
03:00
Meksiko_Mexico
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT
Guido Manuli
02:15
Francuska_France
HOME
Hamed Azizi
01:00
Iran_ Islamic Republic of Iran



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