The awards of Animated Dreams announced
The winners of the 10th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams were announced at the festival's closing ceremony on 22 November 2008.
The Grand Prix “Wooden Wolf” was handed to Priit Pärn and Olga Marchenko for their drawn animation LIFE WITHOUT GABRIELLA FERRI (Elu ilma Gabriella Ferrita, Estonia 2008). This is the first time ever in the history of Animated Dreams when the Grand Prix was given to an Estonian film. "Life Without Gabriella Ferri" will also compete for the Tridens Baltic Film Award in the PÖFF main programme.
The award for the Best Story went to Wiola Sowa for her poetic REFRAINS (Refreny, Poland 2007) and the award for the Best Design was given to Blu for his extraordinary MUTO (Italy 2008).
In addition the jury gave out three Special Mentionings:
* for the best humour
THIS WAY UP
by SMITH & FOULKES
Great Britain 2008
* for the best film for families
DAR KHANE-YE MA / IN OUR HOME
by MARYAM KASHKOOLINIA
* for the enduring nature of love
by DENNIS TUPICOFF
The ANOBA nomination for the best Estonian film was also given to LIFE WITHOUT GABRIELLA FERRI.
The members of the jury at this year's Animated Dreams were Otto Alder (Switzerland), John Dilworth (USA) and Ülo Pikkov (Estonia).