The 3rd BAF took place on October 23rd 2022, in Warehouse D'/ "Tonia Marketaki" hall. The Pitching Forum event started with a greeting speech by the founder and director of the festival, Stavros Savvaidis. Then followed the pitches. For the first time this year, BAF had a special "Greek Focus"; six incredible projects by Geek creators were presented.
Katerina Kalentzi // project "Garden of the Dead"
Dimitris Armenakis // project "Synthetic Age"
Kleopatra Korai - Lokey Studios // project "Lola"
Phaedra Derizioti // project "The weight"
Loukia Tzortzopoulou // project "Good Friday"
BAF AWARDS 2022
Lola - Lokey studio
"Synthetic Age" - Dimitris Armenakis
"Garden of the Dead" - Katerina Kaletzi
The juries of third Balkan Animation Forum
- Vasiliki Diagouma: head of Communications and international relations of EKOME.
- Dimitar Petrov: Art Director and co-founder of studio Zmei. In 2017 he was in the Bulgarian Forbes list of “30 under 30” and in 2018 he received the title of “Resurrector of Culture”.
- Debra Wooton: Producer, founder and CEO of WEBRA multimedia from the United Kingdom.
- Chrisa Gkouma: Scriptwriter, Programmer and Assistant Director of TAF, as the festival's representative.
The judges crowned the three winners and gave out the respective awards the same day. Thanks to the valuable help of EKOME and Toon Boom Animation, the winning projects won a financial award, as well as licenses for the programs Storyboard Pro and Harmony Premium/ Advanced/ Essentials, which we hope will bring them one step closer to the realization of their films.
- The first award was given to the project “Lola” by Lokey studio, winning the prize of 1000 euro and a six-month license of Toon Boom’s premium software.
- The second award was given to Dimitris Armenakis’s project “Synthetic Age”, winning the prize of 500 euro and a six-month license of Toon Boom’s premium software.
- Last, but not least, the third award was won by Katerina Kaletzi with “Garden of the Dead '', winning a six-month license of Toon Boom’s premium software.