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ANNY Best of Fest a Showcase for Top Shorts

Three films receive awards and 20 shorts selected from the group’s monthly screenings are honored.

‘Ossa,’ by Darin Imbrogno won the Grand Prize at the ANNY Best of Fest last month in New York City.

The 2017 ANNY Best of Fest handed out a trio of top awards and honored 20 animated shorts during the two-day event, which also featured a robust program of panels, screenings, a fine-art exhibition, a virtual-reality showcase and the ANNY Exchange initiative, which included speed pitching.

Held Sept. 29-30 at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of Manhattan, a panel of judges picked 20 films from the 175 selected for ANNY’s monthly curated screening events for the two-part Main Screening Event. This year’s judges are Debra Solomon (independent animator, Academy member), Phil Weinstein (Disney) and Dayna Gonzalez (Jumping Tadpole Productions, former ASIFA East president).

The Grand Prize winner is Ossa by Dario Imbrogno, selected by Andrew Gordon (Pixar) from our ANNY Best of Fest Winners. The Animation for Adults Award winner is Hanging by Nick LeDonne, selected by Animation for Adults from our ANNY Best of Fest Winners. And the Anderson Contemporary Award goes to All Their Shades by Chloé Alliez.

The full list of ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers:

  • Yùl and the Snake. Gabriel Harel. France, 2015. 13:00
  • Sisters. David Chontos. United States, 2016. 3:58
  • Pub Crawl. Hayden Browne. Australia, 2016. 1:37
  • Ossa. Dario Imbrogno. Italy, 2016. 3:55
  • Ginger Beer. Macchia Ornella, Medard Simon. Belgium, 2016. 2:39
  • Radio Wave. Ryotaro Miyajima. Japan, 2016. 3:09
  • Moving Out. SeoHee Choi, John Han. United States, 2016. 2:56
  • Hanging. Nick LeDonne. United States, 2016. 5:37
  • Package of Movie Tricks. Nemjóova. Czech Republic, 2015. 2:00
  • All Their Shades. Chloé Alliez. France, 2015. 5:46
  • Scapegoat. Gal Haklay, Shulamit Tager. Israel, 2015. 8:28
  • Orca. Shulamit Tager. Israel, 2014. 2:36
  • Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon. Tomer Eshed. Germany, 2016. 3:32
  • Once Upon a Line. Alicja Jasina. United States, 2016. 7:05
  • Ticking Away. Michael Sewnarain. Netherlands, 2015. 9:25
  • As A Little Bird I … Yyhely Hälvin. Estonia, 2016. 7:05
  • In the Distance. Florian Grolig. Germany, 2015. 8:00
  • It’s a Dog Life. Julie Rembauville. Canada, 2012. 7:47
  • Beer by Charles Bukowski. Nerdo. Italy, 2016. 2:15
  • Changes. Bob Los. Netherlands, 2016. 3:41

Source: ANNY

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.