ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 4.2 - MAY 1999

Awards

The First Snow Of Winter Wins Award. Hibbert Ralph Entertainment's half hour film, The First Snow of Winter, has won the award for Best Children's Entertainment given by The Royal Television Society in Great Britain. The film tells the story of a little Irish duck who gets left behind when his friends and family fly south for the winter. Director Graham Ralph accepted the award at the ceremony held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29th.

BAFTA Awards Canterbury Tales. In London on Sunday night, April 11, The British Academy of Film and Televsion Arts (BAFTA) presented The Canterbury Tales with their 1999 award for Best Short Animated Film. The film is a 27 minute long adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic poem about pilgrims telling tales while traveling to Canterbury. The film includes three of the travelers' tales, each one animated in a different style. The film was produced by Renat Zinnurov, Claire Jennings, and Les Mills. It was directed by Aida Zyablikova, Ashley Potter, Dave Antrobus, Mic Graves, Joanna Quinn, and Jonathan Myerson. Other nominees in the category included: 1001 Nights, Yukio Sonoyama/Mike Smith; Gogwana, Helen Nabarro/Deiniol Morris/Sion Jones/Michael Mort/Joe Turner; and Humdrum, Carla Shelley/Julie Lockhart/Peter Peake. Recent winners of the BAFTA award have included The Old Lady And The Pigeons and Stage Fright. The award for Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects went to Saving Private Ryan, Stefen Fangmeier/Roger Guyett/Neil Corbould. Other nominees in that category were Antz, Babe: Pig In The City, and The Truman Show. The awards were televised on the BBC. For more information visit www.bafta.org.

ASIFA-EAST 1999 Awards Have Been Announced. At the ASIFA-East Awards ceremony on Monday, April 12th, the following awards were handed out:

STUDENT FILMS

COMMERCIALS AND PROMOTIONAL FILMS

SPONSORED FILMS

INDEPENDENT FILMS

SPECIAL AWARD FOR CONTINUING SUPPORT OF INDEPENDENT ANIMATED FILM
David Callahan.
Donnell Media Center.

CHARLES SAMU AWARD
Ground Zero/Sacred Ground by Karen Aqua.
Plum by Mui Shokouhi, Honorable Mention.

1999 BEST OF SHOW
Bunny by Blue Sky Studios; Chris Wedge, director.


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