This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s “The Last Airbus” (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s “Atlas” (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles” (Spain) were among the big winners.
Press release from ITFS:
This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s The Last Bus (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s Atlas (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ Wrinkles (Spain) were among the big winners at this well-attended event.
Here is the complete list of winners:
International Competition Grand Prix [15.000 Euros] Posledny Autobis (The Last Bus) Director: Martin Snopek, Ivana Luaickova [Slovakia]
Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film Award for the best graduation film. [10.000 Euros] Heldenkanzler Director: Benjami Swiczinsky (Germany)
SWR Audience Award [6.000 Euros] Atlas Director: Aike Arndt (Germany)
Meckatzer Lena-Weiss-Award [5.000 Euros] Body Memory Director: Ulo Pikkov (Estonia)
Young Animation Award for Best Student Film [ 2.500 Euros] The Making of Longbird Director: Will Anderson (U.K.)
AniMovie Award for Best Animated Feature Film [2.500 Euros] Arrugas (Wrinkles) Director: Ignacio Ferreras (Spain)
Tricks for Kids Award for Best Children’s Animated Film [4.000 Euros] Zing Directors: Kyra Buschor, Cynthia Collins (Germany)
Award for Best Animated Series for Children Mia and Me: Talking to Unicorns Director: Gerhard Hahn (Germany)
Cartoons for Teens [2.500 Euros] Botanical Nightmare Director: Thomas Lucas (U.K.)
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) was founded in 1982 and is considered one of the world’s top animation festivals. More than 70,000 Euros in prize money is awarded in nine different competition categories. The ITFS works in close co-operation with the FMX 2012, Europe’s largest professional conference for animation, effects, games and digital media (17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, May 8 – 11, 2012
For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.itfs.de/en/home/
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.