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World Festival of Animated Film /
feature film edition 2 - 7 June 2009
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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

 Bulgaria  

 Directors: Stanislav Evstatiev, Svilen Dimitrov

 Author: Anelina Ilieva

 Animation: Svilen Dimitrov

Production: ZOOM Design Ltd. 

 Technique: 2D/3D

 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.  

 Contact:

ZOOM Design Ltd.

Stanislav Evstatiev

4 Petko Karavelov Str., fl.4, ap.14

9000 Varna, Bulgaria

T/F: +359-52-603061

E-mail: stas@zoomdesign.bg

Web-site: www.zoomdesign.bg 
 
 
 

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 

 Technique: 2D/3D

 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). 

Contact:

FIST d.o.o. Sarajevo

Alipašina 19

71000 Sarajevo, BiH

T: +387 33 209 955

F: +387 33 225 431

E-mail: fist@fist.co.ba

Web-site: www.fist.co.ba 
 
 

HEART IN THE WALL

 Poland/Switzerland/South Korea  

 Director: Balbina Bruszewska

 Animation: Se-ma-for

 Producers: Luc Toutounghi, Adam Plak, Michael Browne

 Production: Archangel SA, Se-ma-for, H Co. 

Technique: stop-motion

 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. 

 Contact

Se-ma-for

Adam Ptak

ul. Targowa 1/3 B.24

90-022 Łódź, Poland

T: +48 42 682 26 01

F: +48 42 682 26 01

E-mail: adam.ptak@se-ma-for.com

Web-site: www.se-ma-for.com 

Archangel SA

Luc Toutounghi

Piazza Riforma 9

6900 Lugano, Switzerland

T: +41 91 924 0292

F: +41 91 924 0291

E-mail: lt@archangel-sa.ch

Web-site: www.archangel-sa.ch 

H Co.

Michael Browne

1402 Samheung Bldg.

705-9 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu

Seoul 135 080, Korea

T: +82 2 564 2761

F: +82 2 564 2760

E-mail: jwl@hhhh.co.kr

Web-site: www.hhhhh.co.kr 
 
 

PŘIBĚHY ZE ZÁZVOROVÉ ZEMĚ

TALES FROM GINGERLAND

 Czech Republic  

 Director/author/animation: Tomáš Hubáček

 Producer: Pavel Berčik

 Production: Evolution Films 

Technique: 2D/3D

 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. 

 Contact

Evolution Films

Pavel Berčik

Soukenicka 11

Prague 1 – 110 00, Czech Republic

T/F: +420 222 240 770

E-mail: pavel.bercik@evolutionfilms.cz

Web-site: www.evolutionfilms.cz 
 
 
 

KITCHEN STORIES

 Croatia/Macedonia  

 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.  

 Contact:

Nukleus Film

Siniša Juričić

Dalmatinska 8

10000 Zagreb, Croatia    

T/F: +385 1 4848 868

E-mail: sjuricic@public.carnet.hr 
 

WAI

Slovenia 

 Authors: Gorazd Kranjc, Gorazd Norčič

 Director: naknadno će se potvrditi / TBC

 Animacija: Vanja Matović

 Producent: Gorazd Norčič

 Production: Qollective d.o.o. 

 Technique: 3D

 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.  
 
 

 Contact:

Qollective d.o.o

Gorazd Norčič

Stegne 5

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

T: +386 1 513 06 20

F: +386 1 513 06 25

E-mail: Gorazd@qollective.com

Web-site: www.qollectivecartoons.com