Mikey Please’s “The Eagleman Stag,” produced at Britain’s Royal College of Art, won the award for Best Animated Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the fest announced Sunday.
“The Eagleman Stag” featured the voices of David Cann, Tony Guilfoyle, this unique stop-motion animated film depicts a man’s haunting obsession with the passage of time and his unorthodox relationship with a beetle.
The jury presented the award “for mixing innovative three-dimensional paper-cut animation, a stunning white-on-white visual style, and a wryly original sense of storytelling.”
The award for Best Narrative Short Film went to Saba Riazi’s The Wind Is Blowing on My Street. The award for Best Documentary Short Film went to Susan Koenen’s I Am a Girl!.
The Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Attack the Block, directed by Joe Cornish, and the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, directed by Michael Rapaport. Asif Kapadia’s Senna won the Audience Award for Best International Feature.
The Audience Award for Best Short Film went to Blind Date, directed by Joe Rosen. Can’t Shake This Feeling, directed by The General Assembly’s Adam Littke, Ryan McNeill, Adam Willis won the Audience Award for Best Music Video for Grum.
This year’s Los Angeles Film Festival screened over 200 feature films, shorts and music videos, representing more than 30 countries.