2021 ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival Winners

About ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival

The festival shows dozens of foreign and local animated films for children and adults for five days in September. The goal of the festival is to promote art and animation in Azerbaijan. Over 200 animated films from 40 countries were screened. The theme of the festival was dedicated to people with disabilities.

The winners of International Competition – Best Animated FIlm and Short

The Knight and the Princess – Best Animated Feature Film

Photo Credit: Alashar Animation

About: A young, idealistic adventurer who plans to rescue the wives and children of deceased sea merchants that have been taken prisoner by pirates and King Daher the Great of Sindh.

  • directors Bashir Eldik and Ibrahim Musa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
  • Interesting Facts:

    • One of Egypts first Animated Feature Film, that has been 20 years in the making.
    • An all-Arab cast and film crew.
    • Eight Musical Numbers are included.

    Kitchen by Measure – Best Animated Short Film

    Photo Credit: RIFF

    About: The story explores gender roles of the past and how they are surprisingly relevant still to this day.

  • directors Sólrún Ylfa Ingimarsdóttir and Atli Arnarsson, Iceland
  • Interesting Facts:

    • 10 minute stop motion short.
    • The film is based on a short story by legendary Icelandic author, Svava Jakobsdóttir.
    • Featured on the Icelandic Film Centre.

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