The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2020 closed on 3rd October with the award ceremony at SC cinema, with over 300 animation films screened in the six days of the festival.

The Winners

The Grand Competition – Short Film

Grand Prix
(Award for best short film of the festival)

Just a Guy
Director: Shoko Hara

Golden Zagreb
(Award for creativity and innovative artistic achievement)

Freeze Frame
(Belgium, Germany)
Director: Soetkin Verstegen

Zlatko Grgić
(Award for best first film production apart from educational institutions)

(France, Hungary)
Director: Nadja Andrasev

Mr. M
(Audience Award)

The Physics of Sorrow
Director: Theodore Ushev

Juries’ Special Mentions

  • How to Disappear (Austria) directed by Robin Klengel and Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf
  • My Exercise (Japan) directed by Atsushi Wada
  • The Physics of Sorrow (Canada) directed by Theodore Ushev
  • Pulsión (Argentina, France) directed by Pedro Casavecchia
  • Betty (United Kingdom) directed by Will Anderson

Student Film Competition

Dušan Vukotić
(Award for best student film)

Director: Kirill Khachaturov

Juries’ Special Mentions

  • Pearl Diver (Norway) directed by Margrethe Danielsen
  • Airhead! (Belgium) directed by Gaspar Chabaud
  • Survival HK (Hong Kong, USA) directed by Louise Pau

Croatian Film Competition

Best Croatian Film

Director: Natko Stipaničev

Juries’ Special mention

  • All Those Sensations in my Belly directed by Marko Dješka

Films for Children Competition

Best film for Children

(Czech Republic)
Director: Daria Kashcheeva

Juries’ Special mention

  • Mare Monstrum (Spain) directed by Àngel Estois, Lucia Hernandez and Mercè Sendino
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