Animocje International Animated Film Festival, 19-25/4/2020

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19 April 2020 - 25 April 2020
Bydgoszcz, Poland
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2020 Call For Entries (Archive)

Films can be submitted to the competition by:
a) art and film schools,
b) production companies,
c) film institutions,
d) individual film-makers,
e) other entities with the right to administer a specific film.
The entity submitting the film to the competition undertakes to send a complete competition application for the film, as specified in point III of Terms and Conditions.

The following films can be submitted to the competition:
a) whose time of running, including opening and final credits, does not exceed 30 minutes,
b) implemented in any technique, with the reservation that the animation must be at least 50% of the screening time,
c) produced no earlier than 1/01/2018.
Films that had participated in any of the previous editions of the Animocje Festival competition cannot be submitted again to take part in the competition.

The following short film competitions are held as part of the Festival:
a) International Competition for the Bydgoszcz Award for the Best Animated Film (Grand Prix)
‍b) Kids Film Competition

2019 Festival Coverage

Director Message:

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

2019 Festival Schedule

Exhibition - Kajetan Obarski Kiszkiloszki and other sausages (CCC, foyer, 7th-30th April)

07.04., Sunday

  • 10.00, Orzeł Cinema, 4+ Small Animocje: Gordon & Paddy
  • 12.00, Orzeł Cinema, 9+ Small Animocje: Tito and the Birds
  • 16.00, Orzeł Cinema, 16+ This Magnificent Cake! + Oh Willy…
  • 19.00, CCC, 16+ Improvisational Theatre wymyWammy - Improvised Spoilers

08.04., Monday

  • 18.00, Szpulka Cafe Meeting with an actress Anna Apostolakis, laureate of Dubbing Achievement Award
  • 20.00, Orzeł Cinema, 16+ Polish premiere: Chris The Swiss

09.04., Tuesday

  • 18.00, Orzeł Cinema, 18+ Projection of animated documents from Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival
  • 20.00, Orzeł Cinema, 16+ The Wolf House

10.04., Wednesday

  • 17.00, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ International Competition I
  • 18.30, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ Sci-Fi Animations: Animating Unreal Concepts
  • 20.00, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ The Socialization of a Bull?

11.04., Thursday

  • 10.35, Library of the Leon Wyczółkowski's School of Arts What do we see when we close our eyes and stop our ears? We become familiar with
    abstract and experimental animation.
  • 17.00, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ International Competition II
  • 18.30, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ International Competition III
  • 20.00, Orzeł Cinema, 16+ Seder-Masochism
  • 22.30, Mózg Club Ala Kryształ Concert

12.04., Friday

  • 10.35, Library of the Leon Wyczółkowski's School of Arts Indie Youth or The LFF 2018 Replica
  • 17.00, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ International Competition IV
  • 18.30, Orzeł Cinema, 12+ Ruben Brandt, Collector
  • 21.00, Orzeł Cinema, 14+ East Meets West or the Animated Western
  • 23.00, Mózg Club Animated music videos from the University of Fine Arts in Poznań

13.04., Saturday

  • 12.00, Szpulka Cafe Let’s play together – video games for children and parents - meeting with game developers
  • 15.00, Provincial and Municipal Public Library in Bydgoszcz (attic) Workshop film screenings
  • 19.30, Orzeł Cinema The closing ceremony: announcement of the winners of competitions, Small Instruments -
    a concert for animated films.
  • 23.00, Mózg Club Afterparty: LESU / OER / YAKI, dj set


Screening of workshop films 13.04. 15.00, Provincial and Municipal Public Library in Bydgoszcz attic, free entry

Mural in the Bridge - creating an animated mural
leader: Natalia Dziedzic, Andrzej Poprostu
4-7 April (Thursday-Sunday)

KinoMANUAL - hand-drawn animation workshops, PL
leader: Aga Jarząb, Maciej Bączyk
7-9 April (Sunday-Tuesday)

Fairy Tale at Lemara - stop motion workshops, PL
leader: Karolina Rosińska, Marcin Kwidziński
9-11 April (Tuesday-Thursday)

List of films selected for the competitions in the 9th edition of the International Animated Film Festival Animocje

International Competition:

  • 25/25, dir. Aga Jarząb, Poland, 2018,4’20”
  • 300g/m2, dir. Kamila Kučíková, Estonia, 2018, 5’33”
  • Água Mole / Drop By Drop, dir. Laura Gonçalves & Xá (Alexandra Ramires), Portugal, 2017, 9’15”
  • Bear With Me, dir. Daphna Awadish, Netherlands, 2018, 4’46”
  • Biciklisti / Cyclists, dir. Veljko Popovic, Croatia, France, 2018, 7’20”
  • Bloeistraat 11, dir. Nienke Deutz, Belgium, Netherlands, 2018, 9’41”Circuit, dir. Delia Hess, Switzerland, 2018, 8’41”
  • Clean Cut 29, dir. Pedro “Qcho” Sanz, USA, 2018, 0’34”
  • Colaholic, dir. Marcin Podolec, Poland, 2018, 11’
  • Dreamland, dir. Mirai Mizue, France, Japan, 2018, 5’
  • Dum Dum (De De Bom), dir. Benjamin Hall, United Kingdom, 2018, 2’
  • Egg, dir. Martina Scarpelli, France, Denmark, 2018, 12’07”
  • Etreintes / Embraced, dir. Justine Vuylsteker, France, Canada, 2018, 5’27”
  • Fest, dir. Nikita Diakur, Germany, 2018, 2’55”
  • Fuse, dir. Shadi Adib, Germany, 2018, 7’18”
  • Goderdzi, dir. Petre Tomadze, Georgia, 2018, 6’56”
  • Grand Bassin, dir. Héloïse Courtois, Chloé Plat, Victori Jalabert, Adèle Raigneau, France, 2018, 6’37”
  • III, dir. Marta Pajek, Poland, 2018, 12’
  • In A Nutshell, dir. Fabio Friedli, Switzerland, 2017, 5’34”
  • Ispod kojeg li su samo kamena ispuzali / From Under Which Rock Did TheyCrawl Out, dir. Daniel Šuljić, Croatia, 2018, 5’30”
  • Je sors acheter des cigarettes / I'm going out for cigarettes, dir. Osman Cerfon, France, 2018, 13’35”
  • Kwadratura Koła / Squaring the circle, dir. Karolina Specht, Poland, 2018, 4’50”
  • La Chute / The Fall, dir. Boris Labbé, France, 2018, 14’22”
  • Love He Said, dir. Ines Sedan, France, 2018, 5’40”
  • Min börda / The Burden, dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden, 2017, 14’45”
  • Muzicke traume / Musical Traumas, dir. Miloš Tomić, Serbia, 2018, 10’26”
  • Na zdrowie! / Blessyou!, dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, Poland, 2017, 4’45”
  • Nie masz dystansu / You are overreacting, dir. Karina Paciorkowska, Poland, 2017, 3’57”
  • Patchwork, dir. María Manero Muro, Spain, 2018, 5’27”
  • Per tutta la vita, dir. Roberto Catani, Italy, France, 2018, 5’20”
  • Piat minut do moria / Five minutes to sea, dir. Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia, 2018, 7’07”
  • Room, dir. Michał Socha, Poland, 2018, 6’
  • Sounds Good, dir. Sander Joon, Estonia, 2018, 9’50”
  • Undergrowth, dir. Laura White, United Kingdom, 2018, 5’34”
  • Viaje a Japón / My tripto Japan, dir. Dante Zaballa, Argentina, Japan, 2018, 3’37”
  • Yal va Koopal  / Maned & Macho, dir. Shiva Sadegh Asadi, Iran, 2017, 10’49”
    פעם הבאת לי פרחי/ You used to bring me flowers, dir. Nofar Schweitzer, Israel, 2018, 4’44”

Children Film Competition:


  • Balance, dir. Raymond Limantara Sutisna, Singapore, 2018, 3’36”
  • Cat Lake City, dir. Antje Heyn, Germany, 2019, 6’41”
  • Czapu, Czipu: Co to tak trzeszczy? / Hee Hee Hatty: What's the cracking?, dir. Bogna Sroka-Mucha, Poland, 2017, 5’10”
  • J'ai perdu mon papa / I’ve lost my dad, dir. 28 Children Collective, Belgium, 2017, 7’
  • Meneer Papier gaat uit wandelen / Mister Paper goes out for a walk, dir. Tesseur Ben and De Beul Steven, Belgium, 2018, 8’28”
  • Ping-Pong, dir. Myles Hunt, USA, 2017, 0’41”
  • Princ Ki-Ki-Do: Steklofon / Prince Ki-Ki-Do: Wonder Glass, dir. Grega Mastnak, Slovenia, 2017, 5’05”
  • Roobi and Chickens: A Passenger From Space, dir. Babak Nekooei & Behnood NekooeiIran, Iran, 2018, 7’56”
  • Wiercimisie - Gdzie jest Bubi / The Wriggles - Where is Buby, dir. Waldemar Mordarski, Marzena Nehrebecka, Poland, 2016, 11’

Grade I-IV:

  • Bijela Vrana / White Crow, dir. Miran Miošić, Croatia, 2018, 9’07”
  • Crvena jabučica / Red Apple, dir. AnaHorvat, Croatia, 2018, 13’
  • El cocodril no em fa por / I'm not scared of the crocodile, dir. Marc Riba, Spain, 2018, 4’04”
  • Hors Piste, dir. Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, France, 2018, 6’01”
  • Les contes de Mami Zinzin : Le Panier de la Lune / The Tales of Dotty Granny: The Moon's Basket, dir. Lecoeur Yannick, France, 2018, 10’52”
  • Małpa w kąpieli / The Monkey’s Bath, dir. Andrzej Gosieniecki, Poland, 2017, 13’
  • Pod mrakem / Cloudy, dir. Zuzana Čupová, Czech Republic, 2018, 4’44”
  • Vlčí stezky / Wolf Paths, dir. Noemi Valentíny, Czech Republic, 2018, 10’07”

Grade V-VIII

  • Flipped / Flipped, dir. Hend Esmat and Lamiaa Diab, Egypt, 2018, 4’54”
  • Gelato - Seven Summers Of Ice Cream Love, dir. Opp Daniela, Germany, 12’17''
  • Nakts Pastaigas / Night Walks, dir. Lizete Upite, Latvia, 2018, 5’50”
  • Planeetta Z – Yllätysmuna / Planet Z - Surprise Egg, dir. Maria Björklund, Finland, 2017, 6’51”
  • Selfies, dir. Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland, 2018, 3’44”
  • The Extremely Little Red Riding Hood, dir. Bahij Jaroudi, Lebanon, 2018, 4’14”
  • Toiduahel / Food Chain, dir. MariKivi, Liis Kokk, Estonia, 2018, 8’30”
  • Welcome, dir. Laura Stewart, Canada, 2018, 2’30”
  • Чик-Чирик / Tweet-Tweet, dir. Zhanna Bekmambetova, Russia, 2018, 11’09”
    روباه / The Fox, dir. Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh, Iran, 2018, 9’45”

Play-off (film with the number of votes by the audience enters the International Competition)

  • A bus, dir. Wenyu Li, China, 2018, 6’46”
  • Bald, dir. Luc Petterson, Netherlands, 2018, 2’27”
  • Chemicals - Parker Bossley, dir. Joseph Wallace, United Kingdom, 2018, 4’12”
  • Die Doppelung / The Double, dir. Magda Kreps, Germany, 2018, 3’38”
  • Fishboy, dir. Anita Bruvere, United Kingdom, 2018, 8’42”
  • Hänen päänsä / Her Head, dir. Emma Louhivuori, Finland, 2019, 7’
  • Hedge, dir. Amanda Bonaiuto, USA, 2018, 6’05”
  • Hello Emptiness, dir. Louison Chambon, Belgum, 2018, 4’56”
  • Kiirehessä Liikkumatoin / Still Lives, dir. Elli Vuorinen, Finland, 2019, 6’02”
  • Le Lapin De Noël / The Christmas Rabbit, dir. Christophe Lopez-Huici, France, United Kingdom, 2018, 10’45”
  • Le Mans 1955, dir. Quentin Baillieux, France, 2018, 15’
  • Les lèvres gercées, dir. Fabien Corre & Kelsi Phung, France, 2018, 4’51”
  • Love Story, dir. Laura Ibáñez López, Belgium, 2018, 10’
  • Not Today, dir. Marine Jacob, Belgium, 2018, 5’20”
  • Sample Text, dir. Amélie Cochet, Switzerland, 2018, 3’25”
  • Stress, dir. Simon Dauchy, Tom Delforge, AntoineWilmot, Théo Mechref, Julien Delcroix, France, 2018, 3’16”
  • The Origin of Sound, dir. Paul Driessen, Netherlands, Belgium, 2018, 13’13”
  • Tutu, dir. Gaspar Chabaud, Belgium, 2018, 3’22”
  • Ükskord igavuse väljadel / Once in the Fieldsof Boredom, dir. Teele Strauss, 2017, 5’20”
  • Vertigo, dir. Liana Mihailova, Latvia, 2018, 3’25”
  • Wild Love, dir. Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, MarykaLaudet, Léa Georges, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux, France, 2018, 6’59”
  • Джон Боттом - неизвестный солдат / John Bottom -unknown soldier, dir. Demin Alexey, Russia, 2018, 7’45”
    گرسنگz/ Starvation, dir. Zahra Rostampour, Iran, 2018, 7’12”


  • International Competition for the Bydgoszcz Award for the Best Animated Film (Grand Prix)
  • Kids Film Competition


  • Best Polish Film
  • Best Film for Kids
  • Audience Award

The Organizer has allocated PLN 10,000.00 for financial prizes, including PLN 1,000.00 for the prize in the Kids Film Competition.



Event Dates

  • From 19 April 2020 to 25 April 2020


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