Imbued Life awarded in Wiesbaden

Thomasjohnson exground
Film by Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson received its 11th award at Exground Filmfest.

Animated film Imbued Life by Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson won the award for the best short film in International Competition of Exground Filmfest. The 32nd festival edition took place in Wiesbaden, 15-24 November 2019.

The Jury members for the International Short Film Competition were: Burkhard Althoff, commissioning editor for ZDF - German Public Television from Mainz, Christy Garland, documentary film director from Toronto, and Brunna Laboissière, director and producer from São Paulo. Their explanation for the award is:

“This poetic stop-motion animation cinematically left room for thoughtful interpretation, blurring the line between human and animal consciousness and addressing one of the most urgent issues confronting humankind- our troubled connection to the natural world. While exploring the visions we all carry around, this film will imbue you with images you’ll never forget.”

The award at Exground Filmfest is already the 11th award for Imbued Life since its premiere at Oberhausen Film Festival this May. So far it has been selected for competition programmes at 60 film festivals, including Animafest, Annecy i Leeds.

Other News



All Those Sensations in My Belly and Events Meant to Be Forgotten to screen a... more

Hide 04


Hide received two awards at Krakow Film Festival and it has also been awarded... more

Dislocation 002


First Croatian VR film project Dislocation is scheduled to screen at the high... more

Allthosesensationsinmybelly still 01


The most important world festival of animation, the Annecy International Anim... more

Dear aki still004


Nina Kurtela’s experimental film Dear Aki has been selected for screening at ... more