Two weeks after winning for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival,
Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis' short film, WHEN THE DAY BREAKS (The
National Film Board of Canada), has won the Grand Prix for best animated
short film at Annecy '99, which concluded on Saturday, June 5. The film is
about a pig whose world shifts after a car accident kills a stranger (a
chicken) on her block. The complete list of award winners is as follows:
The special Jury Prize went to AU BOUT DU MONDE/AT THE END OF THE EARTH by
Konstantin Bronzit (France); The Jean-Luc Xiberras Prize For The Best First
Film went to CHUDOVISCHE by Alexey Antonov (Russia); awards for Distinction
For Script, Backgrounds, Quality of Animation, or a Combination Of The
Above Features went to HUMDRUM by Peter Peake (Great Britain) and JOLLY
ROGER by Mark Baker (Great Britain); a Special Mention For Soundtrack went
to FEUERHAUS/FIREHOUSE by Bärbel Neubauer (Germany); The Grand Prix For
Best Animated Feature went to KIRIKOU ET LA SORCIERE/KIRIKOU AND THE
SORCERESS by Michel Ocelot (France, Belgium, Luxembourg); Grand Prix For
Best TV Animation Program went to A VIAGEM/LE VOYAGE/THE VOYAGE by
Christian Boustani (Portugal); Special Prizes For Best TV Series went to
LES CAILLOUX DE TEMPOIRE/STUMPYTRUNK'S PEBBLES by Frédéric Clémençon and
Christophe Barrier (France) and THE BUDDY SYSTEM: IT'S A COMIC STRIP by
Daniel Kramer and Doug Vitarelli (USA); Special Prize For Best TV Series
(13-26 mins) went to KAMPUNG BOY by Frank Saperstein (Malaysia/USA);
Special Prize For TV Special Up To 52 mins. went to THE BEAR by Hilary
Audus (Great Britain); TV Prize For A Pilot Series Or TV Special went to
CAPELITO de Rodolfo Pastor (Spain); Prize for Educational, Scientific Or
Industrial Film went to LE MAL DES MERS/SEA SICK by Greet Boey (Belgium);
Prize for Advertizing Film went to FESTIVAL LEADER/VALLODOLID by Maarten
Koopman (The Netherlands); Prize For The Best Animated Sequence went to
MULTICULTI/SALLY NYOLO by Aline Ahond (France); Prizes For Best Student
Film went to GAZOON by Romain Villemaine (France), MASKS by Piotr Karwas
(Germany), and BOUF by Vincent Bierrewaerts (Belgium); the Public's Prize
went to AU BOUT DU MONDE/AT THE END OF THE EARTH by Konstantin Bronzit
(France); the Unicef Prize went to TIC TAC TOC, MINES ANTIPERSONNEL/TIK TAK
TOK, ANTIPERSONNEL LAND MINES by Gilles Macchia and Paul Gueutal (France);
the Children's Jury Prize For TV Films went to KOUZELNEM ZVONU/LA CLOCHE
ENCHANTÉE/THE ENCHANTED BELL by Aurel Klimt (Czech Republic); Children's
Jury Prize For Short Fiction Films went to JOLLY ROGER by Mark Baker (Great
Britain); the Fipresci Prize went to WHEN THE DAY BREAKS by Wendy Tilby and
Amanda Forbis (Canada); Special Mention for the Fipresci Prize went to
VARES JA HIIRED/THE CROW AND THE MICE by Mikk Rand and Priit Tender
(Estonia); and the Mike Gribble Prize went to AU BOUT DU MONDE/AT THE END
OF THE EARTH de Konstantin Bronzit (France).
Bärbel Neubauer wrote about "The Influence of Sound and Music on Images"
in the May 1999 issue of Animation World Magazine, and about
her film, ROOTS, in the September 1998 issue of Animation World Magzine in
"Roots: An Experiment in Images and Music"
Phillipe Moins reviewed
KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS
in the May 1999 issue of
Animation World Magazine. The article is available in French and English.
THE BEAR was featured, with a QuickTime clip, in
"The Oscar Short List"
the April 1999 issue of Animation World Magazine.
JOLLY ROGER was also featured in The AWN 1999 Oscar Showcase
includes a QuickTime clip.
The Annecy festival will be reviewed in-depth in the July 1999 issue of
Animation World Magazine.