The coveted short film grand prize at the 28th International Festival of Animated Film at Annecy went to Mike Gabriel for LORENZO while Chris Landreth received the Special Jury Award for RYAN. The judges selected the 2D film over the 3D film for the top prize, wishing to recognize "true magic does not rely on technology and can start with the artist's hand-drawn art." The awards were presented at the closing ceremony held on Saturday, June 12, 2004 in Annecy, France. Congratulations to all the winners!
The Short and Feature Fiction Films Category winners are:
The Annecy Cristal (Grand Prix Annecy 2004)LORENZODirected by Mike Gabriel USA
Special distinctionTHROUGH MY THICK GLASSESDirected by Pjotr SapejinNorway, Canada
Jury's special awardRYANDirected by Chris Landreth Canada
Audience awardTHE CRAB REVOLUTIONDirected by Arthur de Pins France
Crystal for Best FeatureOSEAMDirected by Baek-yeop SungSouth Korea
"Jean-Luc Xiberras" award for best first film BIRTHDAY BHOY Directed by Sejong ParkAustralia
TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS
TV special award JOAN'S BIRTHDAYDirected by Ginger Gibbons U.K.
The Cristal for best TV production (Grand Prix Annecy 2004)CREATURE COMFORTS "Cats or Dogs" Directed by Richard Goleszowski U.K.
Special award for a TV series DELTA STATEDirected by Pascal DavidFrance
Educational, scientific or industrial film awardDAUGHTER, A STORY OF INCESTDirected by Oscar Perez Jr., Monica Ray Jorgensen, Paw Charlie RavnDenmark, Philippines
Advertising or promotional film award LES TRIPLESDirected by SoandsauFrance
Award for best music videoDEEWANADirected by Benaifer Mallike, Rajiv RajamaniIndia
SCHOOL AND GRADUATION FILM
Jury's special award DAHUECAPRA RUPIDAHUDirected by Frederique Gyuaran, Vincent Gautier, Thibault BerardFrance
Award for best school or graduation filmWHISPER OF THE FUR-CONEDirected by Anja StruckGermany
Special distinction POOR GODDirected by Matthew AbbissU.K.
"Annecy 2004/Canal J" Junior jury award for a school or a graduation film QUARKSDirected by Ivan FelbabeFrance
"Annecy 2004/Canal J" Junior jury award for a short filmL'INVENTAIRE FANTOMEDirected by Franck DionFrance
SHORT FILMS FOR THE INTERNET
Net surfers' award THE MEATRIXDirected by Louis FoxUSA
Award for best short film THE TRIBEDirected by Stefano BuojnamicoItaly
Award for best series OLAF AND KORPATAS "CASNSONE"Directed by Olivier Nicolas France
FIPRESCI Award HELLODirected by Jonathan NixAustralia
UNICEF AwardDAUGHTER, A STORY OF INCESTDirected by Oscar Perez Jr., Monica Ray Jorgensen, Paw Charlie RavnDenmark, Philippines
The International Labour Organization Award (new)NO LIMITSDirected by Heidi Wittlinger, Anja PerlGermany
For more information on the Annecy and this year's official selectionvisit the official Annecysite.