Winners Of The 2004 BAF! Awards Announced

The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television has announced the winners of this years BAF Awards as part of the 11th Bradford Animation Festival, which took place on Nov. 13, 2004. The BAF Awards celebrate the best new animation from around the world. This years event received a record 1,065 film submissions from 52 countries -- a 78% rise on last years submissions.

The complete list of winners:

Grand Prix (overall winner)JO JO IN THE STARS Marc Craste (U.K., 2003)"a real Grand Prix winner, for its mysterious yet believable world and poignant love story"

Best Non-professional FilmBRAND SPANKING John-Paul Harvey (U.K., 2004)"a clever and witty look at school life in the not-too-distant future"

Best Professional Film SEVENTEEN Hisko Hulsing (Netherlands, 2003)Chosen for "its design values and use of colour"

Best Promotional / Commercial filmFRANZ FERDINAND: 'TAKE ME OUT' Jonas Odell (U.K., 2004)Chosen for its great graphics that perfectly matched Franz Ferdinand's style and music

Best TV SeriesCREATURE COMFORTS: 'CATS OR DOGS?' Richard Goleszowski (U.K., 2003)"it's clever, witty and hysterically funny"

Best Film for Children DER ZIMMERMAN UND DER WINTER Christoph Horch (Germany, 2004)"film for children that dared to look at the darker side of our human experience"

Best Web AnimationSPIF Allan Plenderleith (U.K., 2004)As voted for by online audiences of the www.baf.co.uk Website with 34% of the votes

Special Jury Prize (highly commended)SON OF SATAN JJ Villard (USA, 2004)"violent but with an underlying sadness - a faithful rendition of Bukowski's narrative"

Audience AwardMINOTAUROMAQUIA: PABLO EN EL LABERINTO Juan Pablo Etcheverry (Spain, 2004)As voted for by festival goers.

The 11th Bradford Animation Festival ran from Nov. 10-13, 2004. For more information, visit www.baf.org.uk.

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