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Special Mentions of Anibar 14!

Juries of the 14th edition of Anibar, have selected the special mentions for each of the competitions!

Juries of the 14th edition of Anibar, have selected the special mentions for each of the competitions!

Anibar International Animation Festival which was held in Peja from the 17th to the 23rd of July 2023, has given six special mentions to films in six different competitions including: International, Student, Balkan, Human Rights, Animated Music Video and Young Audience. 

Find out more below for each special mention: 

International Special Mention: “Slow Light” by Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski

Using a combination of stop-motion paper cut-outs (representing present time) and black and white drawings (representing the past), with a vibrant and beautiful color scheme, this film shows us an individual so focused and lost in the long gone past that he’s unable to be present, to just be. He only sees what was, not what is and what might be.

Jury: Chris Robinson, Hsiang Chin Moe, Anastasiya Verlinska, Claus Toksvig, Alice Saey

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Student Special Mention: “From the Corner of my Eye” by Domonkos Erhard

Using a combination of stop-motion paper cut-outs (representing present time) and black and white drawings (representing the past), with a vibrant and beautiful color scheme, this film shows us an individual so focused and lost in the long gone past that he’s unable to be present, to just be. He only sees what was, not what is and what might be.

Jury: Vessela Dantcheva, Igor Hofbauer, Marek Náprstek

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Balkan Special Mention: “Her Dress for the Final” by Vanja Andrijevic

The main protagonist of this film enchanted us with her graceful determination we could all feel for. 

Jury: Vessela Dantcheva, Igor Hofbauer, Marek Náprstek

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Human Rights Special Mention: “Sasha” by Serghei Chiviriga

A unique story told in a sweet and sympathetic way with skilled animation, beautiful environments and funny twists and turns. A movie that could just be about hermaphrodites in the animal world, but that takes us on a Journey towards not just accepting but embracing our own and everyone else’s male and female qualities.

Jury: Marko Dješka, Annika Bergström, Zarko Ivanov

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Animated Music Video Special Mention: “Children of Metroid” by Tamás Rebák

Within the strong intensity of electronic beats alongside science fiction ambient, this music video reveals authentic retro animation aesthetics and character design. Intrigued by the delicate fantasy world of the director, his possible new worlds and parallel dimensions, the jury was left wanting to see more. 

Jury: Marko Dješka, Annika Bergström, Zarko Ivanov

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Young Audience Special Mention: “To Be Sisters” by Anne-Sophie Gousset and Clément Céard

There are many obstacles in life, but those can’t diminish the beauty of childhood and the joy of having fun and playing together, especially when you have a loving family. Personally I’ve been fortunate to have loving sisters, each of them making my childhood enjoyable, and our differences formed a strong bond. I believe that many of us can relate to this charming film. 

Jury: Sado Music, Deniza Gafurri, Liburn Krrabaj, Diellza Franca, Bleona Ibrahimi

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