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Manivald

Chintis Lundgren
2017 | 12 min 57 s
Technique: Drawing on paper.

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionAnnecy 2017

  • Best Croatian FilmAnimafest Zagreb 2017

  • Official SelectionNew Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2017

  • Special Distinction PrizeBucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) 2017

  • Official SelectionAnima Mundi Brazil 2017

  • Special Distinctions of the JuryANIMANIMA 2017

  • Award for Best ScriptOttawa International Animation Festival 2017

  • Program A Audience Choice AwardNew York City Short Film Festival (NYC Shorts) 2017

  • Official SelectionCanadian Screen Awards 2018

  • Official SelectionClermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2018

  • Winner - Best Film for AdultsTofuzi: International Festival of Animated Films, Tbilisi, 2017

  • Gold Mikeldi - Best AnimationZinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, 2017

  • Best European Short3D Wire, Segovia, 2017

  • Special animation mentionAspen Shortfest 2018

  • Best Animated Short AwardDenver International Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionSXSW 2018

  • Official SelectionSundance 2018

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Team


Chintis Lundgren
Director
Biography
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Chintis Lundgren

Chintis Lundgren is an Estonian-born animator currently living in Croatia. She studied fine arts at an alternative art school in Estonia called Academia Non Grata before pursuing a career as a painter. Lundgren later taught herself animation and quickly gained attention in the animation world for her quirky music videos, PSAs, and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone and distinctive anthropomorphic characters. In 2011, Lundgren created her own animation studio, Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio, and later co-founded Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia.

Her work (including the short film About the Hard Life of the Barn Swallow, the music video I Love Your Face, and the award-winning 2015 short Life with Herman H. Rott) has screened at numerous international animation festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb, and Ottawa. Manivald is her first film with the National Film Board of Canada.


Draško Ivezić
Producer/Scriptwriter (Adriatic Animation)
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Draško Ivezić

Draško Ivezić is a Croatian animated film director, scriptwriter and producer. As a producer, Ivezić worked at Zagreb Film for three years and then for Denmark’s The Animation Workshop. In Denmark, he also wrote, animated and directed the short film Love and Vehicles (2014). That same year, he founded the studio Adriatic Animation with animator Chintis Lundgren.

In addition to co-scripting their first collaboration, Life with Herman H. Rott (2015), Ivezić directed a number of commissioned films (including two for TedED). As Adriatic Animation’s creative producer, Ivezić is responsible for developing animated projects of various kinds, from short films to television projects and feature films.

Ivezić, who also contributed distinctive voice work to Manivald and Life with Herman H. Rott, has also written and performed for radio and independent theatre and, for a time, was active in Zagreb’s independent music scene as a performer and songwriter.


Jelena Popović
Producer (NFB)
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Jelena Popović

Producer at the NFB Animation Studio since January 2014, Jelena forged her skills as production manager and associate producer on conventional, interactive and hybrid documentary and animation films. She directed and co-wrote the documentary The Knights of Orlando (2007) and edited Patrick Doyon’s Oscar-nominated short Sunday, as well as three editions of NFB’s acclaimed Hothouse program. She co-produced with Marcy Page Theodore Ushev’s Blood Manifesto (Prix Créativité, FNC 2015), Sheldon Cohen’s My Heart Attack, (Best Animated Short, Cleveland Int’l Fest) and Munro Ferguson’s Minotaur VR. With Maral Mohammadian, she co-produced Naked Island, a series of public service alerts by some of the top Canadian animators exposing the dark underbelly of modern times. Her latest releases are Hedgehog’s Home, a stop-motion fable about cherishing one’s home directed by Eva Cvijanović and co-produced by Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio, Croatia), which won over 30 prizes including Special Mention at Berlinale and Prix Jeune public in Annecy, and Manivald, a gender-ambiguous tale about the boomerang generation by Chintis Lundgren, a coproduction with Estonia and Croatia selected at Sundance, SXSW, Annecy and awarded at OIAF, LIAF, NYSFF, Aspen, Denver, Manchester etc.

Credits

Directed by
CHINTIS LUNDGREN

Written by
CHINTIS LUNDGREN
DRAŠKO IVEZIĆ

Cast

Manivald
TREVOR BORIS

Mother
FRANCE CASTEL

Toomas
DRAŠKO IVEZIĆ

Moose
TYRONE BENSKIN

Mrs Wolf
CHINTIS LUNDGREN

Composer
TERENCE DUNN

Animation
CHINTIS LUNDGREN

Additional animation and backgrounds
DRAŠKO IVEZIĆ
DARKO VIDAČKOVIĆ
MIA MURAT

Colouring
INGE TING

Picture editing
CHINTIS LUNDGREN
DRAŠKO IVEZIĆ
JELENA POPOVIĆ

Story editing consultants
PRIIT PÄRN
OLGA PÄRN

Online editing
SERGE VERREAULT

Technical crew
ELOI CHAMPAGNE
CANDICE DESORMEAUX
RANDALL FINNERTY

Sound design
PIERRE-YVES DRAPEAU

Foley
LISE WEDLOCK
Assisted by
THOMAS GARANT

Foley and voice recording
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

Musicians

Vocals
NINA GANTZ

Double bass
SAM BECKER

Accordion & piano
BARNABY SOUTHGATE

Violin
ANDREW STUART-BUTTLE

Sound engineer
MARTIN HANNAH

Recorded at
THE PARK STUDIOS – BRIGHTON

Re-recording
JEAN-PAUL VIALARD

Administration
VICTOIRE-ÉMILIE BESSETTE

Production coordination
ROSALINA DI SARIO
DOMINIQUE FORGET
TONIS METSAR
IVA GAŠPAROVIĆ

Marketing
JUDITH LESSARD-BÉRUBÉ

Public relations
PETRA HOFBAUER

Titles
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

Producers
CHINTIS LUNDGREN (CHINTIS LUNDGRENI ANIMATSIOONISTUUDIO)
DRAŠKO IVEZIĆ (ADRIATIC ANIMATION)
JELENA POPOVIĆ (NFB)

Executive producer
MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA

Produced by

CHINTIS LUNDGRENI ANIMATSIOONISTUUDIO
ADRIATIC ANIMATION
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA



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    NFB Publicist – Montreal
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