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International Animated Film Festival Animocje is focused on an ambitious cinema searching for its artistic character. We want to acquaint our audience with the most interesting authors and the unlimited possibilities of the animation. We also give the viewer of the Animocje a chance to explore the practical dimension of this field of art by extensive educational section, including the workshops. We also implement some programme priorities. We expect the animated movie to be daring, interesting and innovative in terms of the animating solutions and an outstanding application of a traditional techniques.
Through the international competition, the Animocje provides an opportunity to get to know with the latest film productions from all over the world. A special screenings of the feature animated movies and a thematic presentations of the short films, allow to discover the animation in a new context. We also pay attention to the relations between animation and the other arts - music, video games, visual arts and acting. Since 2014 we are the only polish festival to award A Dubbing Achievement Prize to the Masters and the Mistresses of the animated movie dubbing..
The festival has been organized in the Municipal Cultural Center in Bydgoszcz since 2011. Its creator and the coordinator is Weronika Płaczek.
2021 Festival Coverage
Festival trailer / making of
Acid Rain, Tomek Popakul, Polska / Poland, 2019, 26'16 ''
Ahead, Ala Nunu Leszyńska, United Kingdom, Portugal / UK, Portugal, 2019, 5'20 ''
Apfelmus, Alexander Gratzer, Austria, 2019, 6'51 ''
Au large / Away, Mathilde Pepinster, Belgium / Belgium, 2019, 5'51 ''
Ballerina, Steven Subotnick, USA, 2018, 4'30 ''
Castle, Ryotaro Miyajima, Japan / Japan, 2019, 5 '
Dcera / Daughter, Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic / Czech Republic, 2019, 14'50 ''
Deszcz / Rain, Piotr Milczarek, Polska / Poland, 2019, 5 '
Dont Know What, Thomas Renoldner, Austria, 8'7 ''
Dutchgaria, Capucine Muller, Belgium / Belgium, 2019, 12'24 ''
Finity Calling, Jasper Kuipers, Holandia / Netherlands, 2018, 15'2 ''
Freeze Frame, Soetkin Verstegen, Belgium, Germany / Belgium, Germany, 2019, 5 '
Grandad was a romantic, Maryam Mohajer, United Kingdom / UK, 2019, 4'35 ''
Heatwave, Fokion Xenos, Greece, United Kingdom / Greece, UK, 2019, 7'14 ''
Kohannia / Deep Love, Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraine / Ukraine, 2019, 14 '
L'heure de l'ours / And Then The Bear, Agnès Patron, France / France, 2019, 13'52 ''
Lidérc úr / Mr. Mare, Luca Tóth, Hungary, France / Hungary, France, 2019, 19'28 ''
Marbles, Natalia Spychała, Polska / Poland, 2019, 5'32 '
Memorable, Bruno Collet, France / France, 2019, 12'3 ''
Miazmat, Klaudiusz Wesołowski, Polska / Poland, 2018, 4'6 ''
Photons, Martyna Koleniec, Polska / Poland, 2019, 4'53 ''
Polowanie na Tygrysa / Tiger hunt, Maciej Buchwald, Polska / Poland, 2018, 2'23 ''
Repasse-moi / Iron me, Ivan Rabbiosi, France / France, 2019, 9'46 ''
Rok / Year, Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska, Polska / Poland, 2018, 11'44 ''
The Flood Is Coming, Gabriel Böhmer, United Kingdom / UK, 2018, 9'03 ''
The Opposites Game, Lisa LaBracio & Anna Samo, USA, 2019, 4'45 ''
Tiivad / The Wings, Riho Unt, Estonia, 2020, 12'28 ''
Udahnut zivot / Imbued Life, Ivana Bosnjak & Thomas Johnson, Croatia / Croatia, 2019, 12'20 ''
Warum Schnecken Keine Beine Haben / Why Slugs Have No Legs, Aline Höchli, Switzerland / Switzerland, 2019, 10'44 ''
Wczoraj wyrółam mi przyjaciele / Yesterday I grew a friend, Adrianna Matwiejczuk, Polska / Poland, 2020, 8'10 ''
Children Film Competition
Baba Yaga y Malyshka / The Witch & the Baby, Evgenia Golubeva, Russia / Russia, 2020, 4'45 ''
C'est moi le plus fort / I'm the Strongest, Anais Sorrentino & Arnaud Demuynck, France, Belgium / France, Belgium, 2018, 5'51 ''
Cycle, Sophie Olga de Jong & Sytske Kok, Netherlands / Netherlands, 2018, 2'15 ''
Dobroe serdtse / Good Heart, Evgeniya Jirkova, Russia / Russia, 2018, 5'12 ''
Krecia robota / The mole and the gardener, Magdalena Pilecka, Polska / Poland, 2019, 2'35 ''
Little Gray Wolfy. Summer Party, Natalia Malykhina, Norway / Norway, 2019, 6'33 ''
Na lanýže! / Truffles, Katerina Karhankova & Alexandra Majova, Czech Republic / Czech Republic, 2019, 7 '
Odeyalko / Blanket, Marina Moshkova, Russia / Russia, 2020,5'36 ''
Słońce i woda / Sunshine and Water, Wojtek Wawszczyk, Polska / Poland, 2019, 1'24 ''
Splyushka, Ruslan Sinkevich, Russia / Russia 2018, 3'23 ''
Tri kota / Kid-E-Cats, Dmitry Vysotsky, Russia / Russia, 2019,5'10 ''
Assim Mas SemSer Assim / So But Not So, Pedro Brito, Portugal / Portugal, 2019, 10'25 ''
C'est moi leplus beau / I am so Handsome, Anais Sorrentino & Arnaud Demuynck, France, Belgium / France, Belgium, 2018, 5'19 ''
Coeur Fondant / Melting Heart Cake, Benoît Chieux, France / France, 2019, 11'20 ''
El Capuli, Carlos Sosa, Ecuador / Ecuador, 2019, 10'40 ''
Maré / Tide, Joana Rosa Bragança, Portugal / Portugal, 2019, 14'6 ''
Mare Monstrum, Lucia Hernandez, Àngel Estois & Mercè Sendino, Spain / Spain, 2019,5'29 ''
Paper Kite, Assia Kovanova, Bulgaria / Bulgaria, 2019, 8'20 ''
Saturday's Apartment, Jeon Seungbae, South Korea / South Korea, 2018, 7 '
Eaten, Mohsen Rezapour, Iran, 2019, 7'20 ''
Fale Eteru / Ether Waves, Agata Perszutów, Poland / Poland, 2019, 5'55 ''
Island, Mengqian Chen, France / France, 2019, 8'28 ''
Le poissonfidèle / The Faithful Fish, Atelier Collectif (coordination / coordination: William Henne), Belgium / Belgium, 2019, 7'40 ''
Matches, Géza M. Tóth, Hungary / Hungary, 2019, 11'25 ''
Mimi, Lisa Fukaya, Denmark / Denmark, 2018, 4'17 ''
O Peculiar Crimedo Estranho Sr Jacinto / The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay, Bruno Caetano, Portugal / Portugal, 2019, 10'50 ''
Pool, Islena Neira & Benoît Michelet, France / France, 2019, 4'40 '
Przygody Smoko-Orło-Dino-Wampira / Adventures of the Dragon-Eagle-Dino-Vampire, Wojtek Wawszczyk, Polska / Poland, 2019, 2'53 ''
Skříňostroj doktora Stein / The Incredible Wardrobegadget of Dr. Stein, Gabriela Plačková, Czech Republic / Czech Republic, 2019, 14'56 ''
Têtard / Tadpole, Jean-Claude Rozec, France / France 2019, 13'40 ''
Play-off (film with the number of votes by the audience enters the International Competition)
Autour de l'escalier / Around the stairway, Die Wimmelgruppe (collective), Switzerland / Switzerland, 2019, 5 '
Deady Freddy, Alicia Eisen, Kanada / Canada, 2019, 10'13 ''
Domus, Delphine Priet-Mahéo, France / France, 2019, 9'10 ''
Good Intentions, Anna Mantzaris, United Kingdom / United Kingdom, 2018, 8'35 ''
Gravedad / Gravity, Matisse Gonzalez, Germany / Germany, 2019, 10'35 ''
He Can't Live Without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit, Russia / Russia, 2019, 16 '
Intermission Expedition, Wiep Teeuwisse, Netherlands / Netherlands, 2019, 8'32 ''
Kids, Michael Frei, Switzerland / Switzerland, 2019, 9 '
La plongeuse / The diver, Iulia Voitova, France / France, 2018, 4'13 ''
Lost Eye, Sarah Pannekoek, Holandia / Netherlands, 2019, 2'11 ''
Łowy / The Hunt, Mateusz Jarmulski, Polska / Poland, 2019, 8'40 ''
March of the thinking machines, Adi Gelbart, Germany / Germany, 2019, 3'41 ''
Monsters Walking, Diego Porral, Spain / Spain, 2018,1'5 ''
Motivi / Themes, Danijel Žeželj, Croatia / Croatia, 2019, 6'27 ''
Movements, Dahee Jeong, South Korea / South Korea, 2019, 10'15 ''
Niezrozumiałki / Unclarities, Dana Danylova, Poland, Ukraine, Italy / Poland, Ukraine, Italy, 2019, 3'53 ''
Nigel, Natasza Cetner, United Kingdom, Polska / United Kingdom, Poland, 2019, 9 '
o28, Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle, Fabien Meyran, France / France, 2019, 5'18 ''
Oddech / Breath, Aneta Siurnicka, Polska / Poland, 2019, 1'20 ''
Ostatni Kino / The last Cinema, Kajetan Pochylski, Polska / Poland, 2019, 11'50 ''
PolarBarry - Let's Break The Ice !! - Vlog # 207, Wouter Dijkstra, Netherlands / Netherlands, 2019, 4'37 ''
Siódme siłowania / Seven pressings, Wiesława Ruta, Polska / Poland, 2019, 5'16 ''
Herring, So What Does A Whisper Whisper In Your Ear? / Herringology, or what the whisperer whispers into the ear ?, Agnieszka Waszczeniuk, Poland / Poland, 2019, 7'40 ''
Takoyaki Story, Sawako Kabuki, Japan / Japan, 2018, 1'35 ''
The Bill Jennings Mysteries, Alan Jennings, USA, 2019, 3'48 ''
The hunter, Jari Vaara, Finland, Japan / Finland, Japan, 2018, 5'7 ''
Three sisters, Svetlana Andrianova, Russia / Russia, 2019,8'35 ''
Tuna, Cliona Noonan, Ireland / Ireland, 2019, 6 '
Z garlicwowym wziełem / Garlic, dude, Zuzanna Stach, Poland / Poland, 2019, 6'11 ''
Every one of us had a day like this. Strange. Eerie. I had one, too. I open my eyes and… I am in the water. I know it’s Brda river. Don’t ask me why. I just know it. “Ok.” – I’m thinking. – “So this is how it ends, I drown”. But I don’t. On the contrary, I feel light. I feel joy, nearly euphoric. There’s a cuttlefish passing me, suddenly. Cuttlefish? In Brda? I don’t have much time to think about it, because just behind it there’s a cetacean swimming. Yes, cetacean! And on its back, like on an underwater steed, I see a starfish scorching. And a jellyfish. A crab. A shark, a small one. An eel and an octopus. I feel like I know it. ”Barbara?” I ask timidly. ”Yeah, hi” – she answers smiling. – “You look surprised. Didn’t you expect me?”. “Well, you, I did” I answer, although my voice trembles, making bubbles. “I certainly didn’t expect so many species in Brda, though!”. “Nobody does, cause hardly anybody know about this river” – she answers. “It’s a bit like with animated movies. Most people, when they hear about them, they think of cartoons for kids. Nothing more wrong! And what about westerns? Horrors? Detective films, comedies? Animation is the cinematography and the cinematography is diversity. Come, you won’t regret!”. I came closer, well, swam, actually, and then it… dissolved. Suddenly this whole underwater world began to dry up, turning to something more specific. Confused, I started turning around. I wasn’t at home. I was at the cinema. Orzeł Cinema. But what am I doing here? I look at the dater at my watch – it’s 7 April, 2019. Oh right! Animocje begins! For the ninth time. Ballin’. - Weronika Płaczek, Festival Director
39 animated short films will compete for the Grand Prix of the 9th International Animation Film Festival ANIMOCJE. In the international competition, the main prize will come to a director from one of those countries: Croatia, Argentina, Japan, Georgia, Israel, Iran, Serbia, Singapore or Estonia. The animations’ creators touch the whole spectrum of topics, from difficult and painful to fun and surreal absurd ones. The winners will be announced on April 13, at 19.30 during the closing gala of the festival.
There will be an opportunity to see the Polish premiere of Chris the Swiss, the winner of film awards at the Film Festivals in Karlovy Vary, Annecy and Zagreb, during this year's edition of Animocje. The film was directed by Anja Kofmel, who in the film tells the story of her cousin, the hero of the Yugoslav armed conflict. This special show can be experienced on April 8 at 20.00.
Festival Director Weronika Płaczek Talks about Animocje Festival
List of films selected for the competitions in the 9th edition of the International Animated Film Festival Animocje
Children Film Competition:
Play-off (film with the number of votes by the audience enters the International Competition)
The festival is waiting for films with a total time of up to 30 minutes and completed no earlier than 1/01/2019.
The prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
- Grand Prix
- The Best Polish Film
- Best Film for Kids
- Audience Award in International Competition