World Festival of Animated Film /
feature film edition 2 - 7 June 2009
World Festival of Animated Film / feature film edition 2 - 7 June 2009
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Animafest Pitching Forum 2007 Case Studies
Birds like us; Egill

Birds like us

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

 Director: Faruk Šabanović

 Producer: Adnan Čuhara

 Production: Prime Time 

 Technique: 3D

Running time: 75’

 Estimated budget: 3 000 000 EUR

 Estimated release date: 2012  

An epic tale of modest proportion. Received a Special Mention for project in development at Animafest Pitching Forum in 2007, and the Grant of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation at Sarajevo Film Festival.  

Faruk Šabanović has worked for many Bosnian and international agencies. He has directed numerous advertising campaigns, short films, music videos, animation projects, public events, publications. He was the author of the story and production designer for the feature film "Snow". He has participated in numerous exhibitions and won national and international awards both for design and screenwriting. "Birds like us" is the first Bosnian animated 3D feature film. 



 Director: Áron Gauder

 Producers: Erik Novák, Arnar Thorissen

 Production: Lichthof Ltd., CAOZ   

 Technique: 3D

 Running time: 90'

 Estimated budget: 3 205 746 EUR

 Estimated release date: Spring 2011  

The life and adventures of Egill Skallagrimsson, a mighty Viking and a great poet. The story is about the proud and independent free men that would not accept the totalitarian regime of the new Christian king of Norway. 

Since his graduation from the animation department of Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts (MOME) in 1999, Áron Gauder has been working as a CG visual effects director on several feature film projects, including “Taxidermia” (György Pálfi, 2006), as well as working on individual film projects. A major international

breakthrough came with his first animated feature “The District!” (2004), which has not only became an instant festival hit, but also made it to the cinemas all over Europe and North America.