La Memoria dei Cani & The Runt Tie At Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI) closed its 2007 event on May 20, with the awarding of its prizes. Festival fave THE RUNT from director Andreas Hykade tied for first place in the " Independent Works 6 To 30 Minutes" category with Vanessa Degaugue's La Memoria dei Cani. In the "Independent Works Under 6 Minutes" category, Karl Staven's Ottawa 2006 prizewinner BACKYARD SHADOW took home the top prize.

Complete list of winners follows.

Commissioned 1 Minute & Under1st -- THE RUBBISH MONSTER, Braam Jordaan2nd -- WATERFRONT FILM FESTIVAL OPENING, Richard Yardhouse

Commissioned 30 Minutes & Under

1st -- PYRAMID, Natalya Ryss2nd -- POTAPYCH, THE BEAR WHO LOVED VODKA, Darren Price3rd -- THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS, Michael Sporn

Commissioned Music Video

1st -- Ce Que Je Suis, Virginie Giachino

Independent Works Under 6 Minutes

1st -- BACKYARD SHADOW, Karl Staven2nd -- MERMAID STORY, Eddie White3rd -- NIGHT OF THE VAMPIRE, Alexandre Camargo

Independent Works 6 To 30 Minutes

1st TIE -- LA MEMORIA DEI CANI, Vanessa Degaugue1st TIE -- THE RUNT, Andreas Hykade3rd -- LE LOUP BLANC, Vanessa Degaugue

Independent Non-Narrative

1st -- ONE, TWO, THREE, DUSK, Felix Dufor-Laperriere2nd -- ALL THAT REMAINS, Stephanie Maxwell

Student 12 Years And Under1st -- LOLLIPOP TREE WISH, Olivia Allen-Wickler2nd -- LIFE IN SPACE, John Jeff and Henry Linenger3rd -- MARSHMELLOW LAND, Olivia Allen-Wickler

Student 13 To 18 Years1st -- ENVIOUS HEART, Carolyn Chrisman2nd -- CHESS BLITZ, Richard Edgley3rd -- RANDOMATION, Allison Karel

Student Post Secondary & Up1st -- BETON, Ariel Belinco2nd TIE -- MIRAGE, Youngwoong Jang2nd TIE -- HOMAGE, Jacques Khouri

Director's Choice

DOPPELGANGER, Ki Peum Lee

Jury Excellence Award For Comedy

GUIDE DOG, Bill Plympton

Jury Excellence Award For Potetic Value

CELESTINA, Ricardo Werdesheim

Jury Excellence Award For Social Commentary

BUT SOME ARE BRAVE, Grace Channer

For more information, visit kafi.kvcc.edu/index.php.

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