Exhibition and seminar
30.09.2021 – 03.10.2021

The 2021 jury awards two prizes:

  • The Jury Prize – 1000 Euro to the director of the most outstanding work: Replacements by Jonathan Hagard.
  • The Residency Award – Offered by the Open Workshop, for the development of new work: Blowing through the curtains by Abner Preis.

Sponsored by: HTC VIVE and Galleri NB.
Supported by: The Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling, The Animation Workshop / VIA. By the Danish Ministry of Research & Education, the Danish Film Institute and Vision Denmark.
Hosted by: Viborg Animation Festival


Missing picture episode 2: Tsai Ming-Liang
Director: Clement Deneux, Kuan-Yuan LAI
Length: 10 min. / Production: Production: Atlas V, France / Taiwan, 2021

Missing picture 2

Hard times, bad luck, tight spots, destiny… Some films become recipes for misfortune. Missing Pictures is a documentary series that gives some of the greatest directors a chance to tell the story they were never able to bring to the screen. After meeting Abel Ferrara in the first episode, join Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang on a journey through the heart of his untold story set in the memories of his childhood.

Director: Abel Cohen
Length: 30 min. / Production: IKO France / Germany / UK, 2021

Inspired by the mysterious beauty of deep sea life, BIOLUM blurs the lines between biological truth and science fiction. With voices of actresses Charlotte Rampling and Dominique Tipper, Biolum is a VR sci-fi experience which immerses you in the mysterious beauty of deep sea life.

Replacements (Penggantian)
Director: Jonathan Hagard
Length: 12 min. / Production: Kampung Ayu, Japan; Ossa Film, Germany; Suwe Ora Jamu, Indonisia, 2020.

Replacements depicts a Javanese family living in a fictional neighborhood in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia Inspired by people and places that truly exist, they are witnesses of this congested metropolis’s urban, environmental, political, and cultural transformations from about 1980 to 2020.

Blowing through the curtains
Director: Abner Preis
Length: 12 min. / Production: Institute of time, The Netherlands, 2020 

Blowing Through the Curtains is an artistic interpretation of the infamous battle of Arnhem in virtual and augmented reality. An interpretation that simultaneously brings the war theme of violence, loss and displacement to global current events.

Jury and Guests

  • Consultant, jury and guest speaker

    Simon Løvind is head of the unit for Games & Digital Media at the Danish Film Institute. He functions as a commissioning editor and has been running and defining the cultural support scheme for games at the Danish Film Institute in more than 10 years. He has a work background in interaction design a well as game design and have also produced interactive installation art. Simon has been shaping and taking part in ANIDOX since 2012.

  • Peter Fisher

    Jury and panel guest

    Peter is the Co-founder of Khora, an award winning XR production studio based in Copenhagen. Khora creates cutting edge content within multiple application areas and has produced more than 300 XR applications. Khora is exploring the value potential of XR through meaningful collaborations. 

  • Maria H Engermann

    Jury and panel guest

    Maria is the founder of the award-winning XR studio MANND (Aarhus), which specializes in creating innovative experiences that pushes the limits of XR storytelling. MANND has exhibited at A-ranked venues such as Cannes- and Venice Film Festival.

  • Guest panel

    Abner is a story-teller and his work is rooted in personal aspirations to give one hope in a situation that seems hopeless, to transfer the ability to laugh at sadness, and to seduce viewers into seeing beauty in bleak objects by offering compositions that play to emotion before aesthetics. With his research, sensitivity and awareness, he provides the simple and extremely complex facility to tell a story with visuals that can be felt before they are understood.

  • Uri photo

    Director, animator, filmmaker, teacher. Born 1975. Graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Master of Fine Arts from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest.

    Kranot is behind numerous award-winning animated shorts and VR projects, co-directed with his partner Michelle. Prominent titles include 'Hollow Land' (2013), which was on the Oscar shortlist for best animated short, and 'How Long, Not Long' (2016), which won the FIPRESCI prize at Annecy. Michelle and Uri Kranot are also behind the VR projects 'Nothing Happens' (2017), 'Songbird' (2019) and 'The Hangman at Home' (2021).

    Uri holds various positions at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Working with the Bachelor education, professional training and in research & development.

  • Michelle Kranot photo

    Michelle is the producer, project manager and creative director of ANIDOX. She is an artist, filmmaker and producer based in Denmark.

    A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at Venice International Film Festival. Awards for previous works include the FIPRESCI Prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, a place on the Academy Awards® Shortlist, and the Danish Arts Foundation award.

    Together with her partner and co-director Uri, The Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, a research and development studio. They started the ANIDOX programme in 2006, now a part of The Animation Workshop / VIA University College, Denmark.


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