Mysterious Geographic Voyage of Jasper Morello Takes Annecy

The coveted short film grand prize at the 29th International Festival of Animated Film at Annecy went to THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO by Anthony Lucas from Australia. The awards were presented at the closing ceremony held on Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Annecy, France. Congratulations to all the winners!

The awards ceremony also featured the world premiere of Pixars latest animated short film, ONE MAN BAND, a delightful film with quite a European flair showing to street musicians competing for the coin of a little peasant girl who was going to cast a wish in the piazza fountain. As the dueling bands vie for her attention, the humor and pathos mounts. It was written and directed by Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews, and produced by Osnat Shurerk, head of Pixars Short Group,

The Short and Feature Fiction Films Category winners are:

SHORT FILM

The Annecy Cristal THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO by Anthony Lucas (Australia)

Special distinctionCITY PARADISE by Gaëlle Denis (U.K.)

Jury's special award FLIEGENPFLICHT FÜR QUADRAT KÖPFE by Stephan-Flint Müller (Germany) Audience awardFLIEGENPFLICHT FÜR QUADRAT KÖPFE by Stephan-Flint Müller (Germany)

Crystal for Best FeatureNYÓCKER! (THE DISTRICT!) by Aron Gauder (Hungary)

"Jean-Luc Xiberras" award for best first film PULENG by Ali Taylor (U.K.)

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

TV special awardANGRY KID "Who Do You Think You Are?" (U.K.)

The Cristal for best TV production (Grand Prix Annecy 2005)PEPPA PIG "Mummy Pig at Work" (U.K.)

Special award for a TV series SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS "Fear of a Krabby Patty" (U.S.)

Educational, scientific or industrial film awardRED SHEEP by Ranko Andejelic (U.K.)

Advertising or promotional film award Honda GRRR by Sjith & Foulkes (U.K.)

Award for best music videoBadly Drawn Boy Year of the Rat Ken Wong (Canada)

Special DistinctionSheval Soleil, Sun Horse, Jean-Jacques Prunes (France)

SCHOOL AND GRADUATION FILM

Jury's special award 9 by Shane Aker (U.S.)

Award for best school or graduation filmOVERTIME by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland & Damien Ferrie (France)

Special distinction SKYGGEN I SARA (THE SHADOW IN SARA) by Karla Nielsen (Denmark)

"Annecy 2005/Canal J" Junior jury award for a school or a graduation film 9 by Shane Aker (U.S.)

"Annecy 2005/Canal J" Junior jury award for a short filmLOUISE by Anita Lebeau (Canada)

SHORT FILMS FOR THE INTERNET

Net surfers' award LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP by Bernard Derriman (Australia)

OTHER PRIZES

FIPRESCI Award VENT by Erick Van Schqaaik (the Netherlands)

UNICEF AwardSKYGGEN I SARA (THE SHADOW IN SARA) by Karla Nielsen (Denmark

The Prix TPS/Teletoon Award for a film (new)ANNIE AND BOO by Johannes Wetland (Germany)

For more information on the Annecy and this additional news, interviews, drawings, portfolios, opinions are available at the Annecy blog, www.zewebbanim.com/blog.

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