© Nikita Diakur

21st Animation Division Jury Selections


Animated short film

Nikita DIAKUR [Germany]


An ugly cat, struggling everyday to coexist with humans and other animals, eventually nds a soulmate in a mystical, Native American chief. Inspired by the internet story“Ugly the Cat”, the animation depicts all the characters using a combination of 3D computer graphic and puppeteering where they are controlled via simulated strings like a marionette.