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Animaze Wraps Third Edition in Montreal

Guillaume Blanchet’s ‘Tea Time’ wins the award for best short film at Animaze 2016, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival & Industry Conference.

MONTREAL -- Animaze, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival & Industry Conference, concluded its third edition Sunday night at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

The Jury, consisting of three-time Oscar nominated animator Gerald Potterton, French producer Anne Pages, and award-winning animator Luc Chamberland, awarded Best Short Film, Best Canadian Student Film and Best International Student Film, adding a special mention to each category due to the enormous number of great projects submitted and screened at this year’s program.

The Canadian Student Film Award was given to Neka, directed by Nemnemiss Vollant-McKenzie, with a Special mention for Meringue by Louise Petut-Truchon. France’s Catch It, directed by Ciline Moire, received the International Student Film Award, with a Special Mention going to the U.K.’s Fulfilment, directed by Rhiannon Evans.

France swept the short film category, with the Short Film Award given to Tea Time, directed by Guillaume Blanchet, with a Special Mention given to To Build a Fire by Fx Goby, and a second Special Mention for Yul et Le Serpent by Gabriel Harel.

The TV Film Award was won by France’s Tu Mourras Moins Bëte directed by Amandine Fredon, with a Special Mention going to Canadian preschool series Counterfeit Cat, directed by Ben Marsaud.

The full list of awards can be seen here.

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Source: Montreal International Animation Film Festival & Industry Conference

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.