First AnimaCampus welcomes 100 participants.

The 13th Animated Dreams film festival in Tallinn, Estonia, has given its grand prix to David O’Reilly’s The External World from Germany. The prize comes with Euros 1,000.

The jury at the festival was comprised of Anna Solanas from Spain, Nobuaki Doi from Japan and Andres Mand from Estonia.

The film, a satirical comedy, also won the audience award. The jury said of it: “The film is aggressively funny and full of surprises, and invents a totally new and unique world itself.”

Other prizes included best design to Alessandro Bavari’s Metachaos; best story to Ulo Pikkov’s Body Memory, and the brain tap award chosen by students to Stones by Katarina Kerekesova.

This first AnimaCampus Tallinn had mor ethan 100 participants.

The manager of Animated Dreams and AnimaCampus Mark Kuslapuu said: “This year’s festival has been an amazing success and cements our status as the biggest animation festival in the Baltic and Nordic regions. As always, we’re grateful to the sponsors, audiences and filmmakers who make it all happen. Alongside the great films, we’re glad that AnimaCampus Tallinn got off to such a great start. We really feel that we’re offering a great chance for a new generation of young animators to learn more about their chosen career and we look forward for the event going from strength to strength over the coming years.”

The festival is a sub-event of the Black Nights Film Festival.