Animafest Pro 2
This year 12 directors and producers from the following countries have submitted their feature animation project in development: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine. Six projects have been selected and will be presented to the international jury and to the potential partners.
Tja e kamak
SHE’S A STONE
Directors: Stanislav Evstatiev, Svilen Dimitrov
Author: Anelina Ilieva
Animation: Svilen Dimitrov
Production: ZOOM Design Ltd.
Running time: 80’
Estimated budget: 3 500 000 EUR
Estimated release date: Summer 2011
Two friends – the young boy Dukadin and the young dragon Sekoul, happen to open the gate to the "world beyond", wherefrom monstrous beings burst in and Earth is threatened with destruction, if they both fail to restore the balance of natural forces, and to close the pass again. “She’s a Stone” is a modern fairy-tale with motifs from old Balkan legends.
Svilen Dimitrov (1980, Varna, Bulgaria) studied at the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts Krustyo Sarafov. He started studying Direction of animated films and soon became known for his offbeat short films. He created several minutes of animation for the Oscar-nominated documentary "Super Size Me", starred in and directed many commercials for clients like Nestle, Bulgarian Telecom Company, and many others. "The Air Ace"(2007), Svilen Dimitrov's graduation film, has been shown on many festivals around the world and became a critical darling, garnering eleven awards.
Stanislav Evstatiev (1972, Varna) graduated in Math High School in Varna. In 1991 he was one of the founders of Dimension dESIGN Animation Group (www.ddag.org ). It started as a computer graphics company for TV spots and presentations, making the first 3D animated TV spots in Bulgarian National Television. After a while the focus shifted to R&D with the most noticeable achievement being the world first commercially available Hair & FUR system - Shag:FUR & Shag:HAIR for 3D Studio MAX. From 2001 to 2004 he was founder and lead graphic, concept and management in Garga Games - a Pocket PC oriented GAME company. Later he co-founded ZOOM Design Ltd. - a creative studio focused on advertising and production.
ZOOM Design Ltd.
4 Petko Karavelov Str., fl.4, ap.14
9000 Varna, Bulgaria
SARAJEVO TIME MACHINE
Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia
Director/author: Dino Mustafić
Animation: Alan Savić, Alen Ajanović, Mirsad Agić, Zlatan Poljo
Producer: Davor Pušić
Production: Fist d.o.o.
Co-production: Zagreb Film
Running time: 90’
Estimated budget: 1 365 318 EUR
Estimated release date: October 2010
Damir is a teenager obsessed by the idea to travel from Sarajevo to London where he hopes to become a rock musician. He sees Sarajevo as a God-forsaken place in which he cannot manifest his talent. This voyage, which Damir took by accident and by mistake, will be very important for him. After the entire adventure, he realises that Sarajevo is not a city without the roots, or, as he puts it, a forsaken village, but a city with rich historic past, which makes it unique in the world. That spirit of Sarajevo which he recognized on this voyage is a reason why his motivation to go to London now completely makes no sense. He feels like his future is in Sarajevo...
Dino Mustafić (1969, Sarajevo) graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo and at the Philosophy Faculty, Department of Comparative literature and Librarianship, both at Sarajevo University. He has directed different TV genres, documentary movies, reportages, and several different musical and educational TV shows, as well as the TV commercial video clips. Some of his most important works, among the documentary movies have been presented at many international film festivals. He is also successful in directing for theatre and opera. The first feature movie “Remake” made after the scenario of Zlatko Topčić has been presented at numerous respected film festivals in the world, and the world premiere has been held at Rotterdam International Film Festival (2003).
FIST d.o.o. Sarajevo
71000 Sarajevo, BiH
T: +387 33 209 955
F: +387 33 225 431
HEART IN THE WALL
Director: Balbina Bruszewska
Producers: Luc Toutounghi, Adam Plak, Michael Browne
Production: Archangel SA, Se-ma-for, H Co.
Running time: 75’
Estimated budget: 5 000 000 EUR
Estimated release date: June 2011
The film is a powerful story of friendship so strong and exceptional that it is able to break time and space limits. Thanks to the magic journals a girl living in 2010 gets into contact with young Fryderyk Chopin being on holiday in 1824. This is when the lives of both of them change forever.
Balbina Bruszewska (1982) has achieved a Master of Arts Diploma, animation dept, at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. She's also the author of over 100 TV productions and documentaries. She was a teacher of film editing (Wyższa Szkoła Sztuki i Projektowania in Łodz - Higher School of Art and Design), author of the documentary shots from the set of the Oscar winning “Peter and the Wolf” (“Making of Peter and the Wolf”). She's directing the documentary film for the Polish National Frederick Chopin Institute about getting ready for The International Chopin Year 2010.
ul. Targowa 1/3 B.24
90-022 Łódź, Poland
T: +48 42 682 26 01
F: +48 42 682 26 01
Piazza Riforma 9
6900 Lugano, Switzerland
T: +41 91 924 0292
F: +41 91 924 0291
1402 Samheung Bldg.
705-9 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135 080, Korea
T: +82 2 564 2761
F: +82 2 564 2760
PŘIBĚHY ZE ZÁZVOROVÉ ZEMĚ
TALES FROM GINGERLAND
Director/author/animation: Tomáš Hubáček
Producer: Pavel Berčik
Production: Evolution Films
Running time: 90’
Estimated budget: 2 500 000 EUR
Estimated release date: 2012
To the village in the hills comes a Storyteller whose tales are said to have magical powers. He tells the villagers tale of a Pilgrim who embarks on a long journey to find a cure for the tainted Gingerland. However, the villagers do not get to hear the rest of the tale – when they wake up in the morning, they find, to their horror, that the Storyteller has gone. They blame František, the oldest boy in the village, because he has been seen having a glance in the Storyteller’s enigmatic bag. His task is now to find the Storyteller and he must not return until he has found out about the fate of Gingerland. František wanders through the country and learns pieces of the story from other travelers. Finally he realizes that Gingerland’s fate is in his hands.
Tomáš Hubáček (1981) has graduated at the directing department of Faculty of Multimedia Communication at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin. As an external collaborator he teaches here film storytelling. Besides short student films he directed or co-directed many animated music videos. His graduating film “Return to the Red city” has been acquired by Czech Television. Tomáš dedicates himself to composing of music.
Prague 1 – 110 00, Czech Republic
T/F: +420 222 240 770
Director/author: Atanas Georgiev
Animation: Miloš Tomić
Producer: Siniša Juričić
Production: Nukleus Film
Technique: stop-animacija / stop-motion
Running time: 70’
Estimated budget: 200 000 EUR
Estimated release date: Prosinac / December 2010
This is a story of five characters trapped into indefinite time and space that seems post-cataclysmic. The time here does not exist since the lives of the characters are reduced to constant repeating of the same daytime routine. The whole action takes place in the kitchen where five of them work; meet every day, having certain physical communication only based on helping and agreeing in the job that repeats. They all represent a sin followed by their behaviour.
Atanas Georgiev (1977, Macedonia) studied film and TV editing at Academy of Drama Arts. Works as a director, editor and sound designer. He is director of mostly short documentaries.
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
T/F: +385 1 4848 868
Authors: Gorazd Kranjc, Gorazd Norčič
Director: naknadno će se potvrditi / TBC
Animacija: Vanja Matović
Producent: Gorazd Norčič
Production: Qollective d.o.o.
Running time: 85’
Estimated budget: 6 500 000 EUR
Estimated release date: 2011
The Earth’s destiny is at stake, when a machine part - the mysterious Wai – has to be reconnected with the three rods of power and virtues by a funny trio: the dwarf, the fairy and a giant. They are three guardians of this ancient machine, which was once set-up by the Space Plumbers. Now they need the help of the young boy Jason, who is just about to grow up in this round-the-globe adventure of saving the real and the mythical world, visiting ancient cultures and balancing the virtues within himself.
Gorazd Norčič (1964) graduated in mechanical engineering University of Ljubljana. He got Master in Business Administration in the USA, Clemson University. In the last 15 years he's visiting different trainings, seminars, lectures and congresses ranging from the field of management, animation production, negotiation, information systems, marketing, production, financing (as lecturer and trainee). He is a founding member of the Slovene animation producers association and a member of the European Cartoon Council.
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
T: +386 1 513 06 20
F: +386 1 513 06 25