Cinanima 2023 Winners: 'Our Uniform', 'Coyote', 'Almost Forgotten'

Cinanima 2023 Festival Winners

A definite shot against religious fundamentalists was the animation shorts winners in the 47th Cinanima Festival (13-19 November, Espinho, Portugal).

'Our Uniform' by Yegane Moghaddam won the Grand Prize at the Portuguese festival, by exploring the concept of uniforms in both education and public. "Uniforms are more than just a piece of clothing".

The film 'Almost Forgotten', by Dimitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima (world premiered at Animafest Zagreb) was the winner in the National Competition category. 

Made in 2D animation and digital painting, the film is about a woman who wanders through the impermanence of her childhood memories, trying to reconstruct the history of the house where her grandfather lived.

The feature film category had the Hungarian 'Four Souls of Coyote' by Áron Gauder as its winner

Four Souls of Coyote is billed as an epic adventure tale of the Native American creation myth. Through a unique re-telling of the creation of the universe, the film highlights the increasingly pressing need to live in harmony with the environment before it is too late - Film Synopsis

Check all Cinanima 2023 Winners

International Short Film Competition 

  • Grand Prize CINANIMA 2023/Espinho City Award: ‘Our Uniform’ - Yegane Moghaddam, Iran
  • Jury Special Award: ‘Family Portrait’ - Lea Vidakovic, Croatia  
  • Award For the Best Short Film Up to 8 Minutes / Alves-Costa Award: ‘Island’ - Michael Faust, Israel
  • Award For the Best Short Film Over 8 to 16 Minutes: ‘The Garden of Heart’ - Olivér Hegyi, Hungary
  • Audience Award: Rosemary A.D. (After Dad) – Ethan Barrett (USA) 

- Best Art Direction: Skinned (Joachim Hérissé, France) 
- Best Sound Design: ‘Telsche’ (Sophie Colfer, Ala Nunu, Poland)

Feature Film Competition

 'Four Souls of Coyotte' by Hungarian director Áron Gauder

International Student Films Competition

  •  Grand Prize CINANIMA 2023 Student Films Gaston Roch Award: ‘Crab Day’ (Ross Stringer, United Kingdom)
  • Special Mention - Student Films: ‘Friendly Fire’ (Tom Koryto Blumen, Israel)
  • Special Mention - Student Films: ‘Pipás’ (Lili Tóth, Hungary) 

National Competition

  • António Gaio Award: ‘Almost Forgotten’ (Dimitri Mihajlovic, Miguel Lima)
  • António Gaio Special Mention: ‘Cold Soup(Marta Monteiro)
  • Young Portuguese Director Award (Under 18 years old): ‘Home’ (Filipa da Costa Gaspar)
  • Young Portuguese Director Special Mention (Under 18 years old): ‘Trousseau’ (Mariana Pardal Jacinto)
  • Young Portuguese Director Award (More than 18 to 30 years old): ‘The princess who overcame fear (Associação de Ludotecas do Porto – Alunos do 2º ano da Escola EB de Costa Cabral)
  • Young Portuguese Director Special Mention (More than 18 to 30 years old): ‘My Cat’s Life’ (Matilde Dionísio) 

The 47th International Animated Film Festival Cinanima took place 13-19 November 2023 in Espinho, Portugal.

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