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Annecy Animation Award Winners Announced

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annecy-2014The 38th annual Annecy International Animation Festival wound up June 14th and the winners are now available. The big winner for best feature film – the Cristal- is Alê Abreu’s O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World – Some Dreams Survive). The film is from Brazil and produced by Filme de Papel. The story tells the journey of a village boy into the modern world (São Paulo) as seen through his eyes and imagination, in the search for his father. Suffering from the absence of a father, a boy leaves his village and discovers a fantastic world dominated by animal-machines and strange beings. A portrait of the problems of the modern world seen through the eyes of a child.

The full winners list:

Cristal for a Feature Film
O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World – Some Dreams Survive)
Alê Abreu
Brazil – FILME DE PAPEL

Cristal for a Short Film
Man on the Chair
Dahee Jeong
France, South Korea – SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS

Cristal for a TV Production
En Sortant de l’ÉcoleTant de Forêts
Burcu Sankur, Goeffrey Godet
France – TANT MIEUX PROD

Cristal for a Commissioned Film
Tissue Animals
Fuyu Arai
Japan – ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Cristal for a Graduation Film
The Bigger Picture
Daisy Jacobs
Great Britain – NFTS

FEATURE FILMS

Jury Award
Cheatin’
Bill Plympton
USA – PLYMPTOONS

Jury Distinction
Giovanni No Shima (Giovanni’s Island)
Mizuho Nishikubo
Japan – PRODUCTION I.G

Audience Award
O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World – Some Dreams Survive)
Alê Abreu
Brazil – FILME DE PAPEL

SHORT FILMS

Jury Award
Patch
Gerd Gockell
Germany, Switzerland – ANIGRAF

“Jean-Luc Xiberras” Award for a First Film
Hasta Santiago
Mauro Carraro
France, Switzerland – NADASDY FILM

Jury Distinction
Histoires de Bus 
(Bus Stories)
TALI
Canada – ONF

Jury Distinction
La Testa Tra le Nuvole  (Absent Minded)
Roberto Catani
Italy – OTTOMANI A.C.

Audience Award
Anatole’s Little Saucepan (La Petite Casserole d’Anatole)
Éric Montchaud
France – JPL FILMS

ANIMATION OFF-LIMITS – SHORT FILMS

“Off-Limits” Award
Foreign Bodies
Nicolas Brault
Canada

ANIMATION OFF-LIMITS – TV FILMS

Jury Award for a TV Series
Tumble Leaf “Kite”
Drew Hodges
USA – BIX PIX ENTERTAINMENT

Jury Award for a TV Special
The Scent of Carrots
Rémi Durin, Arnaud Demuynck
France, Belgium, Switzerland – LES FILMS DU NORD

COMMISSIONED FILMS

Jury Award
Peau “Instant T
Perrine Faillet
France – PEAUMUSIC

GRADUATION FILMS

Jury Award
An Adventurous Afternoon
Ines Christine Geisser, Kirsten Carina Geisser
Germany – KUNSTHOCHSCHULE KASSEL

Jury Distinction
The Age of Curious
Luca Toth
Great Britain – RCA

SPECIAL PRIZES

Festivals Connexion Award – Région Rhône-Alpes with Lumières Numériques
Through the Hawthorn
Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt
Great Britain – LIKELY STORY

Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film
Interview
Mikkel Okholm
Denmark – THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Junior Jury Award for a Short Film
Histoires de Bus 
(Bus Stories)
TALI
Canada – ONF

Fipresci Award
Nul Poisson Où Aller (No Fish Where to Go)
Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau
Canada – ONF

“Gan Foundation Aid for Distribution” for a Work in Progress Award
Adama
Simon Rouby
France – NAÏA SAS, PIPANGAÏ PRODUCTION, GAO SHAN PICTURES

Sacem Award for Original Music
Hasta Santiago
Mauro Carraro, Pierre Manchot
France, Switzerland – NADASDY FILM

“CANAL+ Creative Aid” Award for a Short Film
Wonder
Mirai Mizue
Japan, France – CaRTe blaNCHe, CALF

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