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Russia Hooks Animation Prize at Banff

At the 24th Banff Rockie Awards (June 8-13, 2003), ABOUT A FISHERMAN AND A FISH, produced by Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio in Russia, won the Animation Program Award. The Banff student jury screened programs in the Animation and Children's and Youth categories and decided the International Student Jury Prize. The Animation prize was won by MONKEY DUST, produced by Talkback for the BBC, which depicts a nightmarish, nocturnal world, inhabited by the sad, the lonely and the emotionally crippled.

Every year, Canadas Banff Television Festival administers the Banff Rockie Awards competition for the worlds best television in a wide range of genres. The competition recognizes excellence across 14 categories, including animation, with cash prizes totaling more than $100,000. For a complete list of the winners visit www.banff2003.com/awards/rockies.html.

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