ANIMAFILM, the 1st Baku International Animation Festival was hold in October 19th-21st, 2018.
480 films and 15 screenplays from 63 different countries around the world were presented to the 2 international
and 1 local contests of the festival. Selection panel, which consisted of 3 people, namely Rashid Aghamaliyev,
Miroslava Janičatová and Khanim Muxtarova selected 20 films and 5 scripts for the competition program
2 independent international jury
examined and assessed competition’s results. Jury of the animation films competition led by the famous animation master and artist,
Elchin Hami Axindov (Azerbaijan) was also consisted of several foreign animation experts.
The winners of competition were announced on the third day of the competition, during the closing ceremony
in 21 October, 2018. The winners were awarded with “Golden Boat” certificate.
The winner of the competition “The Best Short Animated Film” was Louise Bagnoll from Ireland, for her animated
film “Late Afternoon”. Louse Bagnoll is known for the films “Donkey” (2009), “Loose Ends” (2012), and “Late afternoon”
(2017). Currently, Louise is the creative director of “Cartoon Saloon” studio in Ireland. “Late Afternoon”
won several similar awards from other international festivals, such as Ireland film festival Festa (2017),
Ireland Film Festival London (2018).