CILECT awards "Ab Ovo" by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
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26. 08. 2014.

Animation by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, a Lodz Film School graduate, wins the 2nd CILECT prize in the animation category.

The CILECT Prize (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision; The International Association of Film and Television Schools) is the first ever award bestowed to a student film not by whatever number of jury members but by the whole community of CILECT Full Member Schools. At present (2012) this includes 149 institutions from 58 countries. THE CILECT PRIZE was founded in 2005. The formal ceremony of presenting the award is usually held at the annual Conferences of CILECT.

The first such ceremony took place in Madrid on November 21, 2006 and honored the outstanding student short film achievements of the 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 school years. In the beginning THE CILECT Prize Entry Rules did not make a distinction between fiction, documentary or animation and the award given was only one. The introduction of genre awards (fiction, documentary and animation) was in 2010.

"Ab Ovo" scored 40 points (the winning animation "Mythopolis" by Alexandra Hetmerova from FAMU - scoring 44 points). The animation film "Ab Ovo" (artistic supervision: Henryk Ryszka & Aleksandra Chrapowicka) already won the best diploma film prize at the festival in Annecy, France (10-15 June, 2013).

The film about creation of life and birth was made in the original author’s plaster animation technique.

Since the beginning of the CILECT Prize being awarded Lodz Film School students have been amongst its winners; 2006 – Filip Marczewski for the film "Melodrama"; 2009 - Magnus von Horn for "Echo"; 2010 - Piotr Złotorowicz for "Charcoal Burners" in the documentary category.