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Annecy Fest Announces Special Prizewinners

Special Prizes at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival are awarded, with seven prizes presented from programs representing over 80 countries. 

'Through the Hawthorn'

Special Prizes at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival have been awarded, with seven prizes presented from programs representing over 80 countries. The awards were handed out today during a ceremony at the Town Hall with the Mayor of Annecy, Jean-Luc Rigaut.

The Festival Connexions Award -- Région Rhône-Alpes in partnership with Lumières Numé­riques -- was given to Through the Hawthorn, directed by Anna Benner, Pia Borg and Gemma Burditt, and produced by Likely Story in Great Britain.

The Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film was given to Interview (Entrevue), directed by Mikkel Okholm and produced by The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

The Junior Jury Award for a Short Film was given to the NFB’s Histoires de bus (Bus Stories), directed by Tali.

The Fipresci Award was given to the NFB’s Nul poisson où aller (No Fish Where to Go), directed by Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau.

"Gan Foundation Aid for Distribution" for a Work in Progress Award was given to France’s Adama, directed by Simon Rouby, and produced by NAIA SAS, Pipangaï Production and Gao Shan Pictures.

The Sacem Award for Original Music in a short film was given to Hasta Santiago, directed by Mauro Carraro and Pierre Manchot, and produced by Nadasdy Film in France and Switzerland.

The "CANAL+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film was given to Wonder, directed by Mirai Mizue, and produced by CaRTe blaNCHe and CALF.

Source: 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival

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