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Brazil’s ‘Boy and the World,’ Takes Cristal at Annecy

Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. 

The animation world came together in Annecy for the 38th International Animation Film Festival, producing an increase in attendance of over 7,100 participants from 73 countries.

Animation fans and industry professionals from all over the world descended on Annecy this week to celebrate this animated art form. The juries awarded their prizes to films from a competition program of great quality that was an eclectic mix of black humor, emotion and social issues.

Brazilian animation was once again in the spotlight following last year’s feature Cristal winner Uma história de amor e fúria/Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, as both the jury and the Festival public crowned The Boy and the World as their favorite feature.

"Right from the selection stage, the emergence of Brazilian animation has now been confirmed. The double consecration of The Boy and the World with the Feature Cristal and the Audience Award is sending out strong signals about the vitality of Brazil’s production," declared the Festival’s Artistic Director Marcel Jean.

See the full list of winners, below:

OFFICIAL PRIZES

Cristal for a Feature Film
O menino e o mundo > Le Garçon et le Monde > The Boy and the World
Alê Abreu
Brazil - FILME DE PAPEL

Cristal for a Short Film
Man on the Chair
Dahee Jeong
France, South Korea - SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS

Cristal for a TV Production
En sortant de l’école "Tant de forêts"
Burcu Sankur, Goeffrey Godet
France - TANT MIEUX PROD

Cristal for a Commissioned Film
Nepia "Tissue Animals"
Fuyu Arai
Japan - ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Cristal for a Graduation Film
The Bigger Picture
Daisy Jacobs
Great Britain - NFTS

FEATURE FILMS

Jury Award
Cheatin’ > Les Amants électriques
Bill Plympton
USA - PLYMPTOONS

Jury Distinction
Giovanni no Shima > L’Île de Giovanni > Giovanni’s Island
Mizuho Nishikubo
Japan - PRODUCTION I.G

Audience Award
O menino e o mundo > Le Garçon et le Monde > The Boy and the World
Alê Abreu
Brazil - FILME DE PAPEL

SHORT FILMS

Jury Award
Patch
Gerd Gockell
Germany, Switzerland - ANIGRAF

"Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film
Hasta Santiago
Mauro Carraro
France, Switzerland - NADASDY FILM

Jury Distinction
Histoires de bus > Bus Stories
TALI
Canada - ONF

Jury Distinction
La testa tra le nuvole > La Tête dans les nuages > Absent Minded
Roberto Catani
Italy - OTTOMANI A.C.

Audience Award
La Petite Casserole d’Anatole > Anatole’s Little Saucepan
Éric Montchaud
France - JPL FILMS

ANIMATION OFF-LIMITS - SHORT FILMS

"Off-Limits" Award
Corps étrangers > Foreign Bodies
Nicolas Brault
Canada

ANIMATION OFF-LIMITS - TV FILMS

Jury Award for a TV Series
Tumble Leaf "Kite"
Drew Hodges
USA - BIX PIX ENTERTAINMENT

Jury Award for a TV Special
Le Parfum de la carotte > The Scent of Carrots
Rémi Durin, Arnaud Demuynck
France, Belgium, Switzerland - LES FILMS DU NORD

COMMISSIONED FILMS

Jury Award
Peau "Instant T"
Perrine Faillet
France - PEAUMUSIC

GRADUATION FILMS

Jury Award
An Adventurous Afternoon
Ines Christine Geisser, Kirsten Carina Geisser
Germany - KUNSTHOCHSCHULE KASSEL

Jury Distinction
The Age of Curious
Luca Toth
Great Britain - RCA

SPECIAL PRIZES

Festivals Connexion Award – Région Rhône-Alpes with Lumières Numériques
Through the Hawthorn
Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt
Great Britain - LIKELY STORY

Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film
Interview > Entrevue
Mikkel Okholm
Denmark - THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Junior Jury Award for a Short Film
Histoires de bus > Bus Stories
TALI
Canada - ONF

Fipresci Award
Nul poisson où aller > No Fish Where to Go
Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau
Canada - ONF

"Gan Foundation Aid for Distribution" for a Work in Progress Award
Adama
Simon Rouby
France - NAÏA SAS, PIPANGAÏ PRODUCTION, GAO SHAN PICTURES

Sacem Award for Original Music
Hasta Santiago
Mauro Carraro, Pierre Manchot
France, Switzerland - NADASDY FILM

"CANAL+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film
Wonder
Mirai Mizue
Japan, France - CaRTe blaNCHe, CALF

Source: Annecy International Animation Film Festival

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