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Animac Unveils Official Choice for 2023

Animac, Worldwide Animation Movie Competition of Catalonia, has introduced the record of titles chosen for a number of of its official sections — Shorts, Future Expertise, Little Animac, and Expertise.cat — which can be screened on this twenty seventh competition to be held onsite in Lleida, Spain from February 23-26 and on-line via the Filmin platform March 3-12. The choice consists of Oscar-nominated NFB quick The Flying Sailor (Shorts 1), by Canadian administrators Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.

This 12 months, the official part for the Shorts monitor showcasing the most effective and most up-to-date animated quick movies from world wide, presents 40 movies from 22 totally different nations over 5 classes. Along with The Flying Sailor, notable titles on this part embody stop-motion quick Salvation Has No Title (Shorts 2) directed by Joseph Wallace (U.Ok./France/Czech Republic); Amarradas (Shorts 2), the Goya-nominated movie by Carmen Córdoba that explores the hyperlink between a mom and daughter (Spain); Sierra (Shorts 4) by Sander Joon, which enters a surreal world of automobile racing (Estonia); and O Homem do Lixo / The Rubbish Man (Shorts 4) by Laura Gonçalves, which tells the story of a person who endured a tough life with humor and creativeness (Portugal).

The Flying Sailor
The Flying Sailor

Amok (Shorts 3) by Balázs Turai (Hungary/Romania), winner of the Cristal Award on the Annecy competition, can even display screen, as will Babičino seksualno življenje / Granny’s Sexual Life (Shorts 3), by Urška Djukić and Émilie Pigeard (Slovenia/France), nominated for the César Award. The primary of those is a brief with no dialog through which the protagonist faces his interior demons after shedding his fiancée and his attractiveness in a freak accident, whereas the second goes on a journey again to the youth of a grandmother to indicate Slovenian ladies within the first half of the twentieth century.

The part for narrative and visible experiments inside the official Shorts part, Shorts 5 White Dice, will characteristic the movies The Hour Coat by Amy Kravitz (U.S.); Backflip by Nikita Diakur (Germany/France); Boca by Frederic Amat (Spain); and Intermission by Réka Bucsi (Hungary), amongst others.


The part Future Expertise, devoted to shorts from animation faculties world wide, this 12 months has three classes with a complete of 37 shorts chosen from 14 nations, notably À bicyclette by Océane Lavergne, Benjamin Langagne, Lucas Durot, Pierre Cilluffo, Marine Beuvain and Kerrian Detay; Slouch by Michael Bohnenstingl; and Oscar-nominated An Ostrich Advised Me the World Is Pretend and I Suppose I Imagine It by Lachlan Pendragon.

Little Animac, the part of the competition aimed squarely on the very younger and their households, has programmed 48 movies from 18 nations in six totally different classes. The goal of Little Animac is to introduce youngsters to the world of animation and its varied strategies whereas encouraging their curiosity and style for cinema.

Salvation Has No Name
Salvation Has No Title

The movies screened will embody the sequence of micro shorts Našeprasátko (Little Animac 1 Quick & Candy) by Jaromír Plachý, creator of the journey videogame Botanicula; The Smeds and the Smoos (Little Animac 2) by Daniel Snaddon and Samantha Cutler, the tenth adaptation of a e-book by the author Julia Donaldson from Magic Mild Photos; and Operación Frankenstein (Little Animac 3) by José María Fernández de Vega, a movie with a stunning ending, removed from the basic story.

Different notable movies on this children & household part embody Les astres immobiles (Little Animac 4) by Noémi Gruner and Séléna Picque, a narrative that spotlights the lifetime of Chenghua and her mother and father’ difficulties, and La joya del pantano (Little Animac 5) by Camilo Ayala Nieto.

The movies included within the official sections Shorts, Future Expertise and Little Animac are eligible for the competition’s viewers award.


The Expertise.cat part , which brings collectively animation movies from college students in Catalan-speaking territories, this 12 months has the participation of 14 faculties which have submitted 16 movies: Let’s Dance, Past the Fringe, La Cucharada, Half-Canine, Pank con chocolate, Candy Facet, Jidai (次代), Period del presente, Ventanas, Items of Us, Chimborazo, Sully, Sunburned, Vestigis, Proceso Psychological and Papirola. The profitable movie can be chosen by a jury of pros.

“It ought to be famous that, though Animac is the oldest competition, it’s also the youngest as a result of it welcomes all these creations by college students from totally different faculties in Catalonia,” says competition director Carolina López.


Organized by Lleida Metropolis Council Animac 2023 celebrates the creativity of Latin American animation below the motto “LatAm Increase!”, highlighting defining options of the area akin to cultural richness, the seek for native tales and aesthetics, variety, magic realism and political and social dedication.

This showcase will characteristic the most effective of animated cinema with monographic and retrospective classes, in addition to a handpicked collection of just lately created quick and have movies from world wide, exhibitions, talks and masterclasses for lovers of animation. The complete program will quickly be introduced in a press convention in Lleida, and will also be consulted on the official web site of the occasion.

Go to animac.cat for extra data.

The Hour Coat
The Hour Coat


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