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Mary & Max, Muto Win at Stuttgart

MARY & MAX won the AniMovi prize at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, which concluded Sunday in Germany. Italian production MUTO won the Grand Prix. The complete list of winners is as follows:

International Competition

Grand Prix

State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and City of Stuttgart Grand Award of Animated Film with a cash prize of 15,000 EurosMUTOby Blu Italy 2008Production: Mercurio Film SRLWorld Sale: Mercurio Film SRL

International Promotion Award

Award for the best graduation Film with a cash prize of 10,000 Euros RABBIT PUNCHby Kristian AndrewsGreat Britain 2008Production: Animation Staff, R.C.A.World sales: DAZZLE

Special Award: Music for Animation

Award of the GEMA Foundation for best music in an animated film with a cash prize of 5,000 EurosDER DAVINCI TIMECODE -- EIN BEWEGTES BILD (DAVINCI'S TIMECODE -- A MOVING PICTURE)by Gil AlkabetzGermany 2009Production: Sweet Home StudioWelt sales: Sweet Home Studio

Special Mention

SKHIZEINby Jeremy ClapinFrance 2008Production: Dark PrinceWorld sales: Premium Film

SWR Audience Award

Award voted for by the public with a cash prize of 6,000 EurosSKHIZEINby Jeremy ClapinFrance 2008Production: Dark PrinceWorld sales: Premium Film

Young Animation

Award for the best Student Film with a cash prize of 2,500 Euros, sponsored by the Landesanstalt fur Kommunikation Baden-WuerttembergO PONOZKACH A LASKE (ABOUT SOCKS AND LOVE)by Michaela CopikovaSlovakia 2008Academy of Music and Performing Arts -- Film&Television Faculty

Special Mention

NEVER DRIVE A CAR WHEN YOU'RE DEADby Gregor DashuberGermany 2009Hochschule fur Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf (HFF)

Tricks for Kids

Award for the best children's animated film with a cash prize of 4,000 Euros, sponsored by NickTHE HAPPY DUCKLINGby Gili DolevGermany/Great Britain 2008Producer: Gili Dolev

AniMovi

Award for the best Animated Feature Film 2,500 Euros, sponsored by SuperRTLMARY AND MAXby Adam ElliotAustralia 2008Producer: Melodrama Pictures

Special Mention

IDIOTS AND ANGELSby Bill PlymptonUSA 2008Production: Plympton Studio

Animated Series

Award for the best TV Animated Series

2,500 Euros, sponsored by Studio 100 Media GmbHHISTOIRES COMME CA -- L'ENFANT D'ELEPHANT"(JUST SO STORIES -- "THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD")by Jean-Jacques PrunesFrance 2008Production: Les Films de l'Arlequin

Special Mention

MOOT MOOT: "L'ENFER DE LA MODE"by Francois ReczulskiFrance 2007Production: Luc Bourdarias, Louis Viau

Under Commission

Award for the best German language for a feature-length animated Film with a cash prize of 2,500 Euros, sponsored by MACKEVISION AUDI "UNBOXED"by Aaron Duffy, Russell BrookeGreat Britain 2009Production: Passion Pictures

German Language Screenplay Award

Award for the best German language screenplay for a feature-length animated film with a cash prize of 5,000 Euros, donated by the Evangelical Church in Germany KONFERENZ DER TIERE (ANIMAL'S CONFERENCE) Autor: Oliver Huzly, Reinhard Klooss

NEW: Speaker Award

Trickstar for the best voice actor in a feature-length animated film with a cash prize of 2,500 EurosBenno FurmannThe German voice of Puss-in-Boots in the sequels SHREK 2 (2004) and SHREK THE THIRD (2007)

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