Dates of event :
from: 11. 9. 2017
to: 29. 10. 2017
Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie 2
BAB ANIMATION EXPRESS
• 2 selected collections of awarded Slovak films at the Biennials of Animation Bratislava
• 1 selected collection of awarded international films at the Biennials of Animation Bratislava
Do you know the Biennial of Animation Bratislava – BAB? We will tell you that it is a unique international festival of animated films for children – it introduces animated films from all over the world. You can find a lot of events in the map of festivals, but BAB focuses its attention on the youngest viewers. Our festival has an International Jury and this jury presents important awards. The International Jury grants the Viktor Kubal Award for the best film in the competition, the Visegrad Award – St Vojtech Award, Prix Klingsor for the life-long accomplishment, the UNICEF Award and there is one more that is special. It is the Children´s Audience Award. Children viewers also cast their vote at the festival.
Animated films like travelling and that is the reason why ANIMATION EXPRESS – a fairy tale train comes to the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava - BIB every time.
We can tell you that BAB has always had a close relationship to illustrations that live in nice books and it has always paid attention to this connection. Why? Because since its beginning in 1985, it has been an accompanying event of the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava.
The world of animation and the world of illustrations are close to each other, they connect static and moving pictures and reveal us the secret of bringing a line, paper, plasticine and the whole world around us to life.
This fairy tale train brings films to children that they probably have not seen yet – awarded films made by Slovak and international filmmakers that take part in the BIENNIAL OF ANIMATION BRATISLAVA.
It shows not only a rich collection of works, but also an assorted scale of graphic and animation possibilities where play, humor and a discovering view of history are the keystone.
We believe that you will like these films, you will talk about them, draw them or evaluate them the way a real jury does.
ANIMATION EXPRESS introduces a great collection of Slovak animated films from the past but also the contemporary ones. Since 2007, it has travelled almost through all European countries and children could see it in Wienna, Berlin, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Rome, Kecskemét, Poznań, Piešťany, Košice, Warsaw, Skalica, Banská Bystrica and even in Taiwan. They were happy to see it everywhere, asked curious questions and drew a lot of beautiful pictures. During the Biennial of Animation, BAB 2016, we made of them a nice exhibition.
Try to draw something what you liked about the films and like this, we can show your drawings at the next exhibition of the 14th BAB 2018 that will take place from 8 to 12 October 2018.
The train is here right now and has its stop at the BIB exhibition in the Slovak National Museum where it shows us three collections of animated films. Have a good journey!
I. BAB ANIMATION EXPRESS
Selected Collection of Awarded Slovak Films at Biennials of Animation Bratislava
CATCH HIM! / CHYŤTE HO!
Direction: Boris Šima, 2008, 18´
A funny story that shows us what everything can happen during an ordinary school visit of a museum. The hero of this story is a little boy and thanks to his roguishness, he goes through a big adventure. Look whether it will change him...
This film received the Literary Fund Premium at the 9th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2008.
WHO´S THERE? / KTO JE TAM?
Direction: Vanda Raýmanová, 2010, 9´40“
An animated film that has been successful at several international festivals. It whispers in the ears of children and adults a story not only about overcoming fear but also about friendship that is the best thing in the world.
This film received the Visegrad Prize – St Vojtech Prize at the 11th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2012.
OFF TO THE CASTLE! / HURÁ NA HRAD!
Direction: Boris Šima, 2011, 6´
During one museum visit, the schoolboy Jakub roguishly pulls the tail of a preserved mammoth and like this, an unforgettable adventure starts. The Slovak National Museum made an order for this film.
This film received the Literary Fund Premium at the 11th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2012.
Direction: Veronika Obertová, 2009, 7´19“
A story about a boy called Viliam who lives in his own world. Child´s fun will become a problem that must be solved. The filmmakers used the changes of paper material in an unconventional way.
This film received the Literary Fund Premium at the 10th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2010.
GOODBYE GREY COLOUR! / MIMI AND LISA / ZBOHOM, FARBA SIVÁ! / MIMI A LÍZA
Direction: Katarína Kerekesová, 2013, 7´
A story from a successful bedtime story series about blind Mimi and her friendship with fidgety Lisa. Together they go through fantastic adventures. With their attidute to the world hidden behind children´s eyes, they inspire small viewers.
This film received the BAB Jury Special Award at the 12th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2014.
II. BAB ANIMATION EXPRESS
Selected Collection of Awarded Slovak Films at Biennials of Animation Bratislava
ECOMORPHOSIS / Direction: František Jurišič, 2006, 14´ 30”
A funny story about Mr Eco that in an unconventional form of playful plasticine animation informs children and adults how important it is to protect nature and all the living around us.
This film received the Visegrad Prize – St Vojtech Prize at the 8th Biennial of Animation, BAB 2006.
STORY OF BRATISLAVA CASTLE / Direction: Vladimír Malík, 2011, 6´
Maybe you did not know that we can experience history with humor. It was not a coincidence that children awarded this film. The Slovak National Museum made an order for it.
This film received the Children´s Audience Award at the 11th Biennial of Animation, BAB 2012.
ROSSO PAPAVERO / Direction: Martin Smatana, 2014, 5´
A poetic puppet film, in which a little boy finds himself at an extraordinary circus show.
This film received the Literary Fund Premium at the 12th Biennial of Animation, BAB 2014.
STAR TAXI / Direction: Juraj Krumpolec, 2015, 14´30´´
An animated film based on fairy tales written by the Italian writer for children Gianni. An adventure of little Hugo and the absent-minded taxi driver Peppino on the way through dangerous space.
This film received the Literary Fund Premium at the 13th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2016.
III. BAB ANIMATION EXPRESS
Selected Collection of Awarded International Animated Films for Children at the Biennials of Animation Bratislava – BAB
MY MOTHER IS A PLANE / MOJA MAMA SAMOLET
Direction: Júlia Aronova, Russia, 2013, 6´45´´
A little boy waiting for his mother is watching other mothers and their children. They are all special but his mum is the best in the world. She flies like a plane!
This film received the top award of the festival – the Viktor Kubal Award for the best film at the 12th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2014.
Direction: Julia Ocker, Germany, 2013, 2´45“
On one day, a zebra started running against a tree – you will see what happened in that moment.
This film received the UNICEF Award at the 12th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2014.
THE DAM KEEPER
Direction: Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, USA, 2013,18´
A story from future where life of one town depends on a big dam that is actuated by a windmill repeling poisonous clouds. Look how a little pig can help.
This film received the BAB Jury Special Award at the 12th Biennial of Animation, BAB 2014.
Direction: Alexej Alexejev, Hungary, 2007, 1´51“
Three ´professional musicians´ - bear, rabbit and wolf show their skill in the forest when suddenly a hunter appears.
This film received the BAB Jury Special Award at the 9th Biennial of Animation, BAB 2008.
Direction: Will Becher, United Kingdom, 2007, 3´20“
A funny and rainy story about one weatherman.
This film received the Children´s Audience Award at the 9th Biennial of Animation, BAB 2008.
Direction: Yuichi Ito, Japan, 2011, 18´5“
A red brick from an old house has been the protector of the harbor for many centuries. It cannot wait the moment when it can go to the world and experience adventure. You will see what happens.
This film received the BAB Jury Special Award at the 11th Biennial of Animation Bratislava, BAB 2012.