Premieres in the Student Film Competition

The competition assigned to student film productions will present 52 selected titles, produced by prestigious universities worldwide. Some of them are: Dream’n Bass (dir. Galileo Disperati, Marta Romani, Giorgia L. Velluso, Italy, 2011), a musical coming from the oldest film school in Western Europe, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome; Tongueling (dir. Elli Vuorinen, Finland, 2010), presented at festivals like Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, Teplice (Anifest, Slovakia) or Tampere (Finland), where the more outstanding animation technique is that of hand drawing, One more time (dir. Okruzhnova Tatiana, Ovchinnikova Ekaterina, Yakhyaeva Alina, Pavlycheva Natasha, Petrova Elena, Russia, 2010), winner of the Special Alexander Tatarskiy “The Plasticine Crow” Award – “Virtuoso Pilot” at the KROK International Film Festival, as well as Best Student Film at the Russian Animation Film festival in Suzdal, Gallery (dir. Robert Proch, Poland, 2010), from the renowned Art University in Poznań (Poland), as well as at the Teplice Animation Film Festival (Slovakia) or Matatoro (dir. Mauro Carraro, Raphaël Calamote, Jérémy Pasquet, France, 2010), produced by Supinfocom Valenciennes – The Superior School for IT and Communications, listed as the world’s number one school for animation in a poll made by the American publication 3D World in 2007 and present  with a broad retrospect screening as part of the Guest School section, at the 2009 edition of Anim’est International Animation Film Festival.

The list of titles selected for the Student Film Competition at the sixth edition of Anim’est also includes Nachtgestalt (dir. Franziska Bachmaier, Germany, 2011), a short film produced at the oldest media school in Germany, The Konrad Wolf Academy for Film and Television, but also films from Jordan (Missing, dir. Tariq Rimawi, Jordan – UK, 2010) and Pakistan (Untitled, dir. Mansoor Ali, 2010), first timer countries in a competitive section of the Anim’est International Animation Film Festival.

The list with the films in the Student Film Competition can be found here.

The winners of the Student Film Competition, Balkanimation, as well as the Romanian Film competition will be decided by a jury composed of the winner of 2010 Anim'est Award for Best Romanian Film, director Cecilia Felmeri, canadian animator Steven Woloshen and Polish critic, film historian and animator, Marcin Gizycki.