Winners for the Grand Prix prize at the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) have been announced.
Press release from HAFF:
Winners for the Grand Prix prize at the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) have been announced:
Grand Prix HAFF Shorts Oh Willy… Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels (Belgium, Netherlands, 2012)
Two Steven Subotnick (USA, 2011)
Grand Prix HAFF Features Alois Nebel Tomás Luñák (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2011)
Grand Prix HAFF European Student Film Belly Julia Pott, Royal College of Art (United Kingdom, 2011)
Second Prize European Student Film Swarming Joni Männistö, Turku Arts Academy (Finland, 2011)
Third Prize European Student Film Baka!! Immanuel Wagner, HSLU - Hogeschole Lucerne (Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts) (Switzerland, 2011)
1st Prize Competition Dutch Animation (Audience Award) Boer Jansen (Farmer Jack) Arjan Wilschut (Netherlands, 2012)
MovieSquad HAFF Award Aalterate Christobal de Oliveira (Netherlands, France, 2012)
Other nominees: Body Memory, Ülo Pikkov (Estonia, 2011) Oh Willy..., Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels (Belgium, Netherlands, 2012)
Earlier HAFF announced the 1st Prize Competition HAFFTube: Bugging the Bug by Velislav Kazakov (Cuckoo Animation, Canada).
On April 1st the MovieSquad HAFF Junior was awarded to Prinz Ratte, made by Albert Radl (Germany, 2011).
All winners and jury reports can be found here.
Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) in the old centre of Utrecht is an international festival for animated film, founded in 1985 and since 2009 an annual event. The festival provides a national and international platform for animation. It is a national and international meeting place and source of inspiration for animation professionals and rising talent and it promotes animated film as an attractive cultural leisure pursuit to all possible target groups. HAFF screens the newest developments, organizes competitions and presents thematic programmes and retrospectives, talkshows, masterclasses, debates and an educational programme. There are international competitions for features, shorts and web films. Dutch films can also compete for the audience award for best Dutch animation and there is a competition for European student films. Read more about HAFF.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.