The Danish Animation Society (ANIS), host of the Danish Animation Awards every year in conjunction with Odense International Film Festival (OFF), announced that its main award will be called “The Borge Ring Award.”
Press release from ANIS:
The Danish Animation Society (ANIS), host of the Danish Animation Awards every year in conjunction with Odense International Film Festival (OFF), announced that its main award will be called “The Borge Ring Award.” With the award comes a cash prize of EUR 2,000 plus a bronze statuette designed by the Italian resident British sculptor Joanna Mallin-Davies. The statuette will be inspired from characters from Borge Ring’s Oscar winning short animation Anna & Belle, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1985.
“Borge is well-respected in the entire global animation community for his outstanding animations,” says Soren Fleng, Chairman of The Danish Animation Society. “We think this is the right time for the Danish animation scene to show Borge our respect. He has inspired so many filmmakers, and now it’s our time to give him something back.”
Borge Ring, who was recently awarded the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award by ASIFA at the 2012 Annie Awards in February, was, according to his daughter Anne, “dancing on the table of joy” after receiving the news.
The Borge Ring Award will be the main prize at The Danish Animation Awards and will be handed out for the first time on August 24, 2012 at the Odense Intl’ Film Festival Award Galla.
Submissions for the Danish Animation Awards at Odense International Film Festival is APRIL 1, 2012. Submission is free and can be made from the website: http://filmfestival.dk/en/submission/
The Odense International Film Festival is the most prestigious film festival in Denmark, started in 1975 and now in its 27th edition. The festival takes place in the birth-town of the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen and is started to celebrate storytelling in the short film format.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.