The Best films of Turku Animated Film Festival have been awarded!
At tonight’s Award Ceremony, a total of 9 awards were presented to films that captured the hearts of our jury and audience with their stunning visuals and daring, imaginative storytelling. Here are the best of TAFF 2023!
27 – Flóra Anna Buda
“Many young adults today for economical reasons have to live together with their parents unvoluntarily. Alice’s attempt to grasp for autonomy in this sufficating enviroment is a rollercoaster of excess. The film convinces with its captivating visual realization and cinematically rich storytelling.”
Best National Film
Nun or Never! – Heta Jäälinoja
“This film is examining the role of an individual in a society of strict rules. Drawn with a sensitive line, the film tells a story of playful observations and finally reveals the audience everybody’s secrets.”
The award for Best National Film is sponsored by SET ry.
TAFF Junior Award
Battery Mommy – Seungbae Jeon
The amusing characters of the film lead a suspenseful story, where the narrative’s humour lightens it into a suitable everyday adventure for children.
Best Professional Film
Drijf – Levi Stoops
“This film takes the audience in the middle of a strange journey, where the power dynamics of a relationship are examined. The film is provocative in a funny way, being lost with your partner can be empowering or a sheer nightmare.”
Special Mention – Professional Film
The TOBOS – Tobias Rud
Best Student Film
The Eastern Rain – Milly Yencken
“Based on the slightly absurd idea, that rain is falling not outside, but inside our houses, the film uses this animation film-specific narrative starting point to move towards experimental animation by combining a flow of expressive paintings with contemporary music.”
Special Mention – Student Film
Above The Clouds – Vivien Härshegyi
Tough Eye Award
Skinned – Joachim Hérissé
“Two people tragically bound together by interdepedence navigate through an everyday life moulded by violence and surpression. Atmospherich roughness and visual metaphors create an intense insight into the horror, which human connection can inherit.”
Blush – An Extraordinary Voyage – Iiti Yli-Harja
Our audience was particularly moved by this film that tackles the fear and realities of discrimination in a hilariously chaotic yet encouraging way – in space!