‘Our Uniform’ by Yegane Moghaddam Wins CINANIMA 2023
Short Summary:CINANIMA 2023 is an international animation film festival that took place in Espinho, Portugal, from 13 to 19 November. The festival awarded films in various categories, such as feature films, short films, student films, and young Portuguese directors. The Grand Prize CINANIMA 2023/Espinho City Award went to ‘Our Uniform’, a short film by Iranian director Yegane Moghaddam. Other notable winners include ‘Family Portrait’ by Lea Vidakovic from Croatia, ‘Almost Forgotten’ by Dimitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima from Portugal, and ‘Four Souls of Coyotte’ by Áron Gauder from Hungary.
The 47th edition of CINANIMA 2023, an international animation film festival, was held in Espinho, Portugal, from 13 to 19 November. The festival showcased and awarded animation films from different countries and genres, celebrating the diversity and creativity of the art form.
The Grand Prize CINANIMA 2023/Espinho City Award was given to ‘Our Uniform’, a short film by Iranian director Yegane Moghaddam.
The Jury Special Award went to ‘Family Portrait’ by Lea Vidakovic from Croatia.
The Award For the Best Short Film Up to 8 Minutes Alves-Costa Award was awarded to ‘Island’ by Michael Faust from Israel.
The Award For the Best Short Film Over 8 to 16 Minutes was given to ‘The Garden of Heart’ by Olivér Hegyi from Hungary.
The Audience Award was won by ‘Rosemary A.D. (After Dad)’ by Ethan Barrett from the USA.
The festival also honored feature films, student films, and young Portuguese directors in different categories. The Grand Prize CINANIMA 2023 Feature Film was given to ‘Four Souls of Coyotte’ by Áron Gauder from Hungary. The Grand Prize CINANIMA 2023 Student Films Gaston Roch Award was given to ‘Crab Day’ by Ross Stringer from the United Kingdom. The António Gaio Award was given to ‘Almost Forgotten’ by Dimitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima from Portugal.
The festival also gave special mentions to some films that stood out for their quality and originality. These include ‘Friendly Fire’ by Tom Koryto Blumen from Israel and ‘Pipás’ by Lili Tóth from Hungary in the student films category, and ‘Home’ by Filipa da Costa Gaspar and ‘Trousseau’ by Mariana Pardal Jacinto in the young Portuguese directors category.
CINANIMA 2023 was a successful and diverse edition of the festival, showcasing the best of animation films from around the world. The festival also offered workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions, and other activities for the public and the professionals.