Find out the top choices our readers made for 2018.
We gathered (for the first time) the top choices Zippy Frames readers made during 2018; although it is only one small measurement of what went viral in the European and Independent animation world during 2018, it still acts as a reminder and a re-discovery of issues and topics addressed.
From Colombia to Serbia: the HIERROanimación interview (taken by Sofia Papatsimpa) and the 2D film in production Floating by Jelena Milunovic share our most read interview articles of 2018. Hear what they have to say:
In Our SHORTS section (now renamed as SHORTS CORNER), two wholly different shorts, but both spirited and distinct, got our top2018 positions.
How Are You Today?
The big festival issue of 2018 was the cancellation of Holland Animation Film Festival. Zippy Frames reported it first:
- Holland Animation Film Festival Cancelled. ZF also covered its aftermath when (October 2018) it was announced that it merges with KLIK!Amsterdam festival.
The Lifetime Achievement Award given to US independent animator and director Paul Fierlinger from Zagreb festival (June 2018) also attracted the readers' attention.
One of the best animated films of the year found its audience also at Zippy Frames. Furthermore, a report and review of 2017 Chinese animation by Olga Bobrowska proved to be a sleeper hit among readers.
- The Magnificent Cake! Review: To Have Your Cake And Let It Go
- Farewell to the Rooster: Chinese Animation in the 2017 Season
This Magnificent Cake!
Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Glasgow) and her collaborators won the 2018 Best Edited Collection Winner for the book Animation in the Middle East: Practice and Aesthetics From Baghdad to Casablanca, IB Tauris. The book uncovers the richness of Middle East animation that films like Persepolis and Waltz with Bashir only hinted at. Here's the info:
It was not so much the win of Pixar's Coco (rather expected) at the 2018 Oscars, but the winning entry of Dear Basketball, penned by Glen Keane and... Cobe Bryant. The Academy Award statuette reserved to the latter fueled reactions, and led to our most read article of 2018:
If you wish for more, here's our Top 11-20, in alphabetical order:
- 6 Feature Projects for Visegrad Animation Forum 2018
- Animation Is Our Subconscious Language: Interview with Lucia Bulgheroni
- Animarkt Stop-Motion Forum 2018 Part I: Pitching Winners
- Annecy 2018 Goes Brazil
- Apocalypsis by Eric Leiser: Revelation Is More Serene Than It Sounds
- Dolly Said No To Elvis by Heather Colbert
- Kara by Sinem Sakaoglu Wins Eurimages Co-Production Development Award
- Pixar Imagination, Kidnapped by Mr. Kropka
- Ruben Brandt, Collector: Hungarian Feature on Art and Heist
- The Oddsockeaters Review: We Need To Have A Gang Talk
Kara by Sinem Sakaoglu
Have a great animated 2019!