Letters from the Edge of the Forest by Jelena Oroz (Croatia)
Love in Times of Coal-Based Economy by Tomasz Siwiński (Poland/Croatia)
Samsara by Hsin-Chien Huang (Taiwan)

Laura Gonçalves accepting the Grand Prix for
Laura Gonçalves accepting the Grand Prix for “Garbage Man.”

The Garbage Man (O homem do lixo) by Laura Gonçalves (Portugal)

Mom, What’s up with the Dog? (Maman, il a quoi le chien?) by Lola Lefevre (France)
The Immoral (L’immoral) by Ekin Koca (France)

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Marco & Polo Go Round by Benjamin Steiger Levine (Canada/Belgium)

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Other key short film winners at the festival this year included Hugo Covarrubias’s Oscar-nominated Chilean short Bestia, which was awarded the Golden Zagreb Award for Creativity and Innovative Artistic Achievement, and Tal Kantor’s French/Israeli co-pro Letter to a Pig, which was honored with the Zlatko Grgić Award for best first film made outside an educational institution. Cartoon Brew exclusively premiered the trailer Kantor’s film earlier this month.

Student filmmaker honorees at Zagreb (l-to-r): Shih-Yen Huang, Lola Lefevre, Ekin Koca.
Student filmmaker honorees at Zagreb (l-to-r): Shih-Yen Huang, Lola Lefevre, Ekin Koca.

Butterfly Jam (La Confiture de papillons) by Shih-Yen Huang (France)

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The Garbage Man (O homem do lixo) by Laura Gonçalves (Portugal)

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Impossible Figures and Other Stories I by Marta Pajek (Poland/Canada)
Thing (Ding) by Malte Stein (Germany)
Swallow the Universe by Nieto (France)
Steakhouse by Špela Čadež (Slovenia/Germany/France)
Skinned (Écorchée) by Joachim Hérissé (France)
Dozens of Norths (Ikuta no kita) by Koji Yamamura (Japan/France)
The Crossing (La traverse) by Florence Miailhe (France/Germany/Czech Republic)

Short Film Grand Prix

The short film jury consisted of Paul Driessen, Les Mills, Alex Dudok de Wit, Ana Nedeljković, and Igor Grubić. The feature film jury consisted of Olga Pärn, Aya Suzuki, and Anastasiya Verlinska. The student film and Croatian film jury consisted of Alexandra Ramires, Jelena Popović, and Igor Prassel. The vr jury consisted of Eva Cvijanović, Milen Alempijević, and Franziska Bruckner. The children’s film jury consisted of Ema and Jakov Barbarović, Gita Gugo, Lala Spremo, and Nika Vrbanić.

Special Mentions

The short film jury consisted of Paul Driessen, Les Mills, Alex Dudok de Wit, Ana Nedeljković, and Igor Grubić. The feature film jury consisted of Olga Pärn, Aya Suzuki, and Anastasiya Verlinska. The student film and Croatian film jury consisted of Alexandra Ramires, Jelena Popović, and Igor Prassel. The vr jury consisted of Eva Cvijanović, Milen Alempijević, and Franziska Bruckner. The children’s film jury consisted of Ema and Jakov Barbarović, Gita Gugo, Lala Spremo, and Nika Vrbanić.

Audience Award: Feature Film

The Crossing (La traverse) by Florence Miailhe (France/Germany/Czech Republic)

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