Imaginaria presents the artist Anna Budanova
Born in Yekaterinburg (Russia), Anna Budanova studies animation at the Ural State University of Architecture and Art and works as an animator on various films. In 2013, she directs her first short, The Wound, which earns her, among others, the Prix spécial du jury at the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy. In 2015, her project Among the Black Waves is selected by the Japan Image Council for its artists residence.
Member of Jury at Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy 2018.
Obida (The Wound) Awards:
Special Jury Award International Animation Film Festival Annecy 2013 France, The prize for the best animation Suzdal 2013
Best animation short The IX INTERNATIONAL SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL OPEN CINEMA 2013 St. Petersburg
” Wyróżnienie za mistrzostwo w użyciu technik animacji” Festival Animator 2013 Poznan, Poland
The Centaur Prize for Best Debut Film XXIII International Film Festival Message To Man Saint-Petersburg, Best Narrative SHORT FILM COMPETITION Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013, Special mention THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL “BANJALUKA 2013”
CRITICS AWARD Big Cartoon Festival 2013 Moscow, The silver medal of the foreign short film in 2013 Xiamen International Film Festival China, Award Given by Festival`s Artistic Director ANIMA Competition 20th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 2013 Krakow,Poland, Best animation debut X “Kinoproba” 2013 Ekaterinburg, Russia, Diploma of the Jury 11th International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis Vilnius, Lithuania, Best Animated Short Film Prize in the “Julin Animation Institute Cup” Animation Competition China, Highly Commended For its wonderful animation technique, superb drawing skill and overall design., Mention spéciale du jury, FICAM, Marocco 2014, Hiroshima Special prize 2014, Krok Best Debut 2014, The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Devision Grand Prize 2015
Sredi Cheornyh Voln (Among the Black Waves) Awards:
Hiroshima Prize at International Animation Festival Hiroshima 2016, Best Visual Award at International Animation Film Festival Fantoche 2016, Mentions spéciales du jury at Animatou Genève 2016, Gran Prix at TOFUZI 2016, Grand Prix at New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2016, Grand Prix at Cinanima 2016,SILVER MIKELDI ANIMATION Award at Bilbao- Zinebi 58 Spain, Special Jury Prize at Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2017-Portugal,Special Jury Prize at Tricky Women Vienna, Grand Prix Suz dal Festival 2017 Russia, Grand Prix Anima 2017 Brussel, Special Prize of Japan Media Arts Festival 2017, Emile Awards nomination on the Best European Short Animation film 2018.