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I Castelli Animati Festival Splits Grand Prize

The I Castelli Animati Festival has split its grand prize between Igor Kovalyovs FLYING NANSEN and Eugene Fedorenko and Rose Newloves VILLAGE OF IDIOTS. The event took place in Genzano, Italy from Wednesday, October 4 Sunday, October 8, 2000. This years international competition jury was composed of Furio Scarpelli, Julian Nott, Massimo Bucchi, Paul Driessen and Wendy Tilby. The Italian competition jury composed of Konstantin Bronzit, Manfredo Manfredi and Giulio Gianini decided to not award the Grand Prize because "all the films in competition were of a good quality, but not good enough to earn the prestigious prize." New to this years event was the International competition for animated Websites. Castelli also featured retrospectives on Wendy Tilby, Paul Driessen, Konstantin Bronzit and Jan Pinkava. Composer Julian Nott, scorer for the WALLACE & GROMIT films, was the guest of honor. Below is a complete list of winners.


Grand Prize "I Castelli Animati"

FLYING NANSEN by Igor Kovalyov and VILLAGE OF IDIOTS by Eugene Fedorenko and Rose Newlove

Special Jury Prize

RING OF FIRE by Andreas Hikade

Prize For Best First Film

THE PERIWIG MAKER by Steffen Schaeffler

Prize For Best European Film

UN COUTEAU DANS LES FOURCHETTES by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol

Prize For The Best Non-Narrative Film


Audience Prize

FOR THE BIRDS by Ralph Eggleston and THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Alexander Petrov

Fabrizio Bellocchio Prize For Best Social Content

UN'ALTRA VIA DI USCITA by Maurizio Forestieri

Special Mentions

BROTHER by Adam Benjamin Elliot THE MAN WITH THE BEAUTIFUL EYES by Jonathan Hodgeson FOR THE BIRDS by Ralph Eggleston


Special Jury Prize

LIFE FROM PLUTO by Saul Saguatti

Special Mention

MAMELLORSO by Simona Bursi

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