The 6th International Festival of Animation Films BIMINI has taken place from 24th till 27th April, 2008 in Georgia in the city of Batumi at the “Cinema Tbilisi”.


Two juries – Children jury and professional jury, who were responsible for nomination of the best films and special diploma granting judged BIMINI, animated films.

Children Jury
 consisted of 6 students from secondary school, aging from 7 to 14 years, they where: Reziko Tsulukidze, Giorgi Turmanidze, Dimitri Diasamidze, Tami Barnovi, Tekla Qoniadze, Mariam Shervashidze. Children jury has nominated the winner in one nomination.

The best film for children – “Insight”, director Salvador Simo Busom (Denmark)

Professional jury consisted from 5 representatives from Latvia, Russia, USA and Georgia: Roze Stiebra (Latvia) — well known animator and producer; Sergey Seregin (Russia)- director from studio Master Film; John Dilworth(USA) – animation director and designer; Vasili (Vasiko) Bedoshvili(Georgia, Russia) — animator and director; Shadiman Chavchavadze — author of screenplays of 18 animated and animated-documentary films.

Jury granted 5 prizes and 4 diplomas:

The Best Film for adults – “Stuart”, director Zepe (Jose Pedro, Cavelheiro) (Portugal)

The Best Abstract / Experimental Film – “Primitive Scene”, director Daniel Faubert (Canada)

The Best applied animation – “Last Time in Clerkenwell”, director Alex Budovsky (USA)

The Best Debut – “Beton”, director Ariel Belinco & Michael Faust (Israel)

The Best Georgian animated film – “A legend about wine”, director Vladimer (Lado) Sulakvelidze (Georgia)

Diploma for the harmony of music and image – “Illuminations”, director Itai Froumin (Israel)
Diploma for the best humor in Animation – “Zoologic”, director Nicole Mitchell (USA)
Diploma for brilliant debut – “Fool girl”, director Zojya Kireeva (Russia)
Diploma for creating special environment – “Lullaby”, director Andrey Zolotukhin (Russia)

Special awards:

Special prize from Animation Development Fund – “Sticky Feet”, director Udo Prinsensen (The Netherlands)