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Brussels Announces Winners & Cartoon D'or Hopefuls

The 20th Brussels Animation and Cartoon Festival (February 21-March 3, 2001) handed out its top European awards. There were prizes only for national films, because the international official selection is non-competitive. Because Brussels is the capital of Belgium, a country with two separate language-based communities, there are, of course, two national Grand Prix. The prize of the French-speaking community went to Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar for their film "Panique A La Cuisine" and the Dutch-speaking Flemish community prize went to Aljosja Roels for the film "Plasticrash." Both prizes were 100,000 Belgian francs (US$2,320). The films named to compete for the next Cartoon d'Or in September are: "Chicken Kiev" by Thomas Stellmach (Germany), "Father And Daughter" by Michael Dudok de Wit (Britain), "Le Processus De Xavier" by l'Hermuziere and Philippe Grammaticopoulos (France), "Le Puits" by Jerome Boulbes (France) and the two regional winners mentioned above.

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