Croatian master of animation Borivoj Dovniković-Bordo to be honored with Animafest Zagreb’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th World Festival of Animated Film.
Croatian master of animation Borivoj Dovniković-Bordo has been named the recipient of Animafest Zagreb’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th World Festival of Animated Film. The Award will be presented to him at the official festival opening ceremony in Zagreb, on June 5, 2017.
Bordo is an outstanding draftsman, caricaturist and illustrator trained in classical animation. As an independent director in the 1960s, he became on the of the most important names of the Zagreb School of Animation and the global animation scene. An indefatigable explorer of the freedom of movement in animation, Bordo is a master of white space, with a profound interest in the fate of the little man in contemporary world.
His drawing skills and sense of rhythm made Bordo one of those modernists whose works are enjoyable to all animation aficionados. He managed to integrate the poetics of jest and occasionally classical identification with the characters into his recognizable signature style, but not to the expense of playful form and creative freedom. Bordo has been thrilling generations with short films like Curiosity, Krek, Flower Lovers, Second Class Passenger and Exciting Love Story, among many others.
Bordo will receive the Animafest Lifetime Achievement Award in person at the opening ceremony of the 27th World Festival of Animated Film on 5 June 2017, at Europa Cinema. The Festival will also screen a retrospective of his films, set up a special exhibition, and host a lecture on his work.
Source: Animafest Zagreb
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