Monthly Archives: December 2016

Special Mention at Leeds International Filmfestival!

Eternal Hunting Grounds received a
“Special mention” at Leeds International Filmfestival!
Eternal Hunting Grounds
(Elin Grimstad, Estonia, Norway)
“A completely unique and captivating film that created a beautiful and macabre atmosphere. We liked how it explored how children might perceive and engage with ideas beyond the grave.”

Eternal Hunting Grounds at Animated Dreams Festival in Tallinn!

animated-dreams-postSo happy to take part in Animated Dreams Festival ! In the program MADE IN ESTONIA, a collection of new Estonian animated short films, clearly show that this is still the case. The programme is characterised by the extreme diversity of the films, both in content and style. This is one of the important factors of Estonian animation – everyone follows their own path, and there is no such thing as a unified school, which could result in clichéd work.

Eternal Hunting Grounds BEST ANIMATED SHORT at DOK Leipzig!

Eternal Hunting Grounds was awarded THE GOLDEN DOVE for best animated short at DOK Leipzig 2016!Laurel_Leaves_Winners_2015
A wonderful surprise and a great honour! Thank you DOK Leipzig for inviting the film to take part in the prestigious festival and thank you very much to the jury .
This honourable award is for everyone that has been involved in the making of
the film. ❤ As DOK Leipzig is an an Oscar– qualifying festival, Eternal Hunting Grounds is now eligible for the nominations for the Academy Awards.

golden-dove-dok-leipzig2-previewJury Statement
The jury very much enjoyed the idea behind this film, which is about two very imaginative children exploring their world and the meaning of death. We felt that the delightful design and the animation style matched the subject matter beautifully.

I was present to receive the award.