Golden Dove< >
for Animated Films and Videos
Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Veljko Popovic, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva and Dmitry Yagodin (Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany) for the film
We are delighted to award the Golden Dove of the International Competition Animated Film to not one director but a group of filmmakers. FATHER, by Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Veljko Popovic, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva and Dimitry Yagodin, makes sensitive use of documentary material, and very effectively weaves different styles of animation together to represent different experiences of fatherly abandonment and betrayal. This collaboration has produced a fresh approach to making documentary animation, and has broadened the potential for this developing form.