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CICFF Juries Hand Out Honors

The 19th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF) handed out its awards for this years festival on Sunday, November 3, 2002. Awards were presented by two juries, the Adult Jury, whose members include media professionals from the film and video, animation, television, radio and print industries, and the Childrens Jury, comprised of children ages 7-13. The Adult Jury awarded 1st Prize in the Animated Short Film or Video category to STOKEBIRD by Dutch filmmaker Wouter van Reek, while the Children's Jury honored Barry Purves' HAMILTON MATTRESS as best Animated Short. Spain's EL BOSQUE ANIMADO (THE LIVING FOREST) won the first prize for the Best Feature Length Animated Film from the Children's Jury. The 10-day festival is the largest competitive festival of films for children in North America, and this year featured 220 films from 40 countries. For the full list of animated winners, please go to:


Animated Short Film or Video

1st Place STOKEBIRD directed by Wouter van Reek (The Netherlands)

2nd Place - THE HEDGE OF THORNS directed by Anita Killi (Norway)

Certificate of Excellence - ROSES SING ON NEW SNOW directed by Yuan Chang (Canada)


Animated Feature Film or Video

1st Place - EL BOSQUE ANIMADO (THE LIVING FOREST) directed by Angel De La Cruz (Spain)

Animated Short Film or Video

1st Place - HAMILTON MATTRESS directed by Barry Purves (UK)

2nd Place HAMLET directed by Anya Rose (USA)

Certificate of Excellence - A HUNTING LESSON directed by Jacques Drouin (Canada)

Episode from a Animated Television Series

1st Place - ALBIE: QUICK ON THE DRAW directed by Francis Vose (UK)