The 30th Ottawa Intl Animation Festival came to a close on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, with the awarding of its prizes. The jury consisting of Konstantin Bronzit, Rob Coleman and Jeff Scher awarded the Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation to Joanna Quinns DREAMS & DESIRES: FAMILY TIES, which previously in the year won three awards at Annecy.
The Grand Prize for Best Commissioned Animation went to FedEx STICK, directed by Framestore New Yorks David Hulin, which also won the prize for Promotional Animation.
The Student Grand Prize was awarded to MR. SCHWARTZ, MR. HAZEN & MR. HORLOCKER, which was helmed by Stefan Mueller of FH Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
The international jury for features, school and new media competitions consisted of Bruno Brozzetto, Arnaldo Galvao and Jonathan Hodgson.
Below is a complete list of winners.
Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation DREAMS & DESIRES: FAMILY TIESJoanna Quinn
Grand Prize for Best Commissioned AnimationFedEx STICKDavid Hulin
Grand Prize for Best Student AnimationMR. SCHWARTZ, MR. HAZEN & MR. HORLOCKERStefan Mueller
National Film Board of Canada Public PrizeJAIME LO SMALL AND SHY Lillian Chan
Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian AnimationTHE MAN WHO WAITED (LHOMME QUI ATTENDAIT)Theodore Ushev
Honorable MentionCHANGING EVAN Steven Woloshen
Mercury Prize for Best Animated FeatureTHE CHRISTIESPhil Mulloy
Best Animation Show ReelFilmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Best Narrative Short under 35 MinutesHERE AND THERE (ICI PAR ICI)Obom
Honorable MentionTHE CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS (KARNEVAL ZVIRAT)Michaela Pavlatova
Best Experimental/ Abstract Animation under 35 MinutesJEUGeorges Schwizgebel
Honorable MentionBACKYARD SHADOW Karl Staven
LIGHTNING DOODLE PROJECT [PIKAPIKA]Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno
Adobe Prize for Best High School AnimationCHECKSamuel MacKinnon
Honorable MentionBLACK BOXHye Jin Park, Hyun Joo Song, Ji Na Yoon & Min Hee Jang
Best Undergraduate AnimationTHE BUILDINGMarco Nguyen, Pierre Perifel, Xavier Ramonede, Olivier Staphylas & Remi Zaarour
Best Graduation AnimationMR. SCHWARTZ, MR. HAZEN & MR. HORLOCKERStefan Mueller
Honorable MentionTHE POSSUM Chris Choy
Best Promotional Animation FedEx STICKDavid Hulin
Honorable MentionUnited Airlines: DRAGONJamie Caliri
Best Music VideoJason Forrest: WAR PHOTOGRAPHERJoel Trussell
Best Television Animation for AdultsJOURNEY TO THE DISNEY VALT Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim & Glenn Steinmacher
Best Animated Short Made for the InternetITS JERRYTIME!: The BruteOrrin Zucker
Kutoka Award for Short Animation Made for ChildrenTHE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERSMichael Sporn
Collideascope Award for Television Animation for ChildrenCODENAME KIDS NEXT DOOR: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E.Tom Warburton
TELETOON Canadian Student Animation Scholarship
Entrance Competition 1) CHECK / Samuel MacKinnon 2) BRUNO / Aven Fisher 3) THE LITTLE GIRL WHO STARES / Cleo Halfpenny
Continuing Education Competition1) 2 / Kim Anderson 2) UMBRELLA BOY / Andrew Ross 3) PINCH / Jody Kramer
Most Promising Student Competition1) LOR ROUGE / Kent Hugo 2) LATE NIGHT COMEDY / Chay 3) Animation Test Pilot / Brad Kinley
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