Eagleman Stag” wins at Los Angeles Film Festival

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The Eagleman Stag

The Eagle­man Stag

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.

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