Family Portrait Frames Stuttgart Top Prize
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film wrapped up six-day event with the presentation of its awards. Joseph Pierce's A FAMILY PORTRAIT won the Grand Prix. The international jury included animator and designer Kathrin Albers, Singapore Film Society vice chairman Dave Chua, filmmaker Les Mills, animation writer Igor Prassel and director Saschka Unseld. Below is a complete list of winners.
A Family Portrait
A Family Portrait by Joseph Pierce
"This film is short but dense with tension. Its detailed observations create an intriguing family portrait. "
LOTTE REINIGER PROMOTION AWARD FOR ANIMATED FILM
Sam's Hot Dogs by David López Retamero
"This film has great characters combined with a charming playfulness in its story-telling and graphic style. And overall we found it extremely funny."
MUSIC FOR ANIMATION
Love & Theft by Andreas Hykade
Music: Heiko Maile
"The Music for Animation Award goes to a composer who created a hypnotic fusion of visual and music themes."
A Trip to the Seaside by Nina Bisyarina
"The jury awards a Special Mention to "A Trip to the Seaside" for being such an intimate and gentle film."
SWR AUDIENCE AWARD
Sinna Mann (Angry Man) by Anita Killi
YOUNG ANIMATION AWARD
Parade by Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet
"The director challenged himself to tell an emotional story using the essential elements of cinematography: Light and movement. It is a perfectly executed film in which design becomes the central device of the storytelling. It´s simply big cinema!"
SPECIAL MENTION I
Yellow Belly End by Philip Bacon
"The film approaches a serious topic in a very clear and surreal way by playing with great wit on familiar cartoon imagery."
SPECIAL MENTION II
Lebensader by Angela Steffen
"Angela Steffen uses the specific qualities of animation to convey very personal feelings with outstanding design, colors and movement. "
TRICKS FOR KIDS AWARD
Der Grüffelo (The Gruffelo) by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Log Jam by Alexei Alexeev
SPECIAL MENTION SERIES
Die Pinguine aus Madagascar
Series 105 "Paternal Egg-Stinct" by Bret Haaland
Ponyo - Das große Abenteuer am Meer by Hayao Miyazaki
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson
UNDER COMMISSION AWARD
Harmonix 'The Beatles: Rock Band' Intro Cinematic by Pete Candeland
GEWINNER KATEGORIE MUSIKVIDEO
Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie, Merav Ben Simon, Yuval Nathan
Mr. Furry by Roberto Bagatti
German Animation Screenplay Award
Heiko Martens for the screenplay of "Lars Lemming"
German Voice Actor Award
in Monsters vs. Aliens
Best of the Best - Online Audience Award - sponsored by Kulturgemeinschaft Stuttgart
Ah Pook is here by Philip Hunt
UK/ Germany 1994