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
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
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
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
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.
The festival shows dozens of foreign and local animated films for children and adults for five days in September.
The Animated Film Industry