MORTEN TŠINAKOV

Morten Tšinakov

Born 26 January in Viljandi.

Morten studied animation in Estonian Academy of Arts and made two films in the process. After his studies he has been working in Eesti Joonisfilm.

Filmography:

2014 THIS MUST BE LOVE (director / 5’41”/ Estonian Academy of Arts)

2014 PEKK (director / 8’38”/ Estonian Academy of Arts)

2018 A DEMONSTRATION OF BRILLIANCE IN FOUR ACTS (director / co-director Lucija Mrzljak / 15’03” / Eesti Joonisfilm, Adriatic Animation)

  • Special Mention in the International Animated Film Festival ReAnima, Norway 2018
  • Special Mention in the International Animated Film Festival Animatou, Switzerland 2018
  • Primasound Special Mention from The Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary 2018
  • Special Mention in the International Competition of the Sommets du cinéma d’animation in Montreal, Canada 2018
  • Grand Prix – Golden Jabberwocky prize from International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland 2018
  • Special Jury Mention for The Poetry And Choreography of the Absurd in the International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”, Russia 2018
  • The 2×2 Channel Prize (non-jury award) from Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Russia 2019
  • Special Mention in competition of short animated films from Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia 2019
  • Best Animation of 2019 award from Toko Film Festival, Italy 2019
  • The best film in the Croatian Film Competition, Croatia 2019

2020 THE STORK (director / co-director Lucija Mrzljak / 15’51” / Eesti Joonisfilm)

  • 2nd Place from Jury to Professional Short Animation from Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival ICONA, Greece 2020
  • Special Mention by the jury of the Croatian Film Competition from the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb, Croatia 2021
  • Audience Award Mr. M for the film from the Grand Competition Short Film from the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb, Croatia 2021
  • Best “On The Road” Animation Award from MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary 2021
  • Jury Special Mention from the Supertoon – International Animation and Comics Festival, Croatia 2021
  • Best animation film award from the Estonian Film and TV Awards, Estonia 2021
  • Best professional film award from the special event for the International Animation Day organized by ASIFA Croatia, Croatia 2021
  • The Best Film for Adults at international animated film festival TOFUZI, Georgia 2021
  • The Bronze Jabberwocky Award from the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland 2021
  • Jury Special Mention from the Flipbook Film Festival, North Macedonia 2022
  • Jury Special Mention from the International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis, Lithuania 2022

2022 EEVA (director / co-director Lucija Mrzljak / 15’58” / Eesti Joonisfilm, Adriatic Animation)

  • Jury Special Mention for the Best Animation Short Film category from the Saguenay International Short Film Festival REGARD, Canada 2023
  • Special mention from the 27th Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, Latvia 2023
  • Best Animation award from the International Short Film Festival ClujShorts, Romania 2023
  • The best film of the Croatian Film Competition from the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb, Croatia 2023
  • Alexeïeff – Parker Award from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France 2023
  • A Special Mention in the Best Animated Short competition at the 29th edition of the Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA 2023
  • Jury Special Mention from the Tabor Film Festival, Croatia 2023
  • The winner of the International Competition Anibar at the International Animation Festival, Kosova 2023
  • Best Animated Internation Film award from the Animaphix International Animated Film Festival, Italy 2023
  • Jury Special Mention from the 22nd Countryside Animafest, Cyprus 2023
  • Jury Special Prize from the International Animation Festival Animist Tallinn, Estonia 2023
  • Best Short Film Award from the Mexico International Short Film Festival Shorts Mexico, Mexico 2023
  • Winner of the International Competition program from BLON Animation and Video Game Festival, Lithuania 2023
  • Special Distinction by Ana Nedeljković from the International Animation Festival Animanima, Serbia 2023
  • Best Sound Design award from the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada 2023
  • Anima East Award for Best Animation Film from the BEAST International Film Festival, Portugal 2023
  • Best Animated Short Award from the Nashville Film Festival, USA 2023
  • Outstanding Work in the Short Films Competition from the Taichung International Animation Festival, Taiwan 2023
  • Grand Prix Pont d’or from the festival CinéOpen, France 2023
  • ASIFA Croatia Award for the best professional film at the International Day of Animation 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia 2023
  • Jury’s Special Nomination for Short Film Competition from the animation festival Feinaki Beijing Animation Week, China 2023
  • The 2nd Special Mention from the Piccolo Festival Animazione, Italy 2023
  • The Best Director award from the International Festival of Animated Films TOFUZI, Georgia 2023
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Short Award for the Best film from the INTERFILM 39 International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2023
  • Special Mention from the Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia 2023
  • The Zagreb School Award for Best Animation from the St Andrews Film Festival, UK 2023
  • II Award, Silver Pegasus from the International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR in Poznan, Poland 2024

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