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Family Portrait Frames Stuttgart Top Prize

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film wrapped up six-day event with the presentation of its awards.

A Family Portrait

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film wrapped up six-day event with the presentation of its awards. Joseph Pierce's A FAMILY PORTRAIT won the Grand Prix. The international jury included animator and designer Kathrin Albers, Singapore Film Society vice chairman Dave Chua, filmmaker Les Mills, animation writer Igor Prassel and director Saschka Unseld. Below is a complete list of winners.

International Competition

GRAND PRIXA Family Portrait by Joseph PierceUK 2009

"This film is short but dense with tension. Its detailed observations create an intriguing family portrait. "


"This film has great characters combined with a charming playfulness in its story-telling and graphic style. And overall we found it extremely funny."

MUSIC FOR ANIMATIONLove & Theft by Andreas HykadeMusic: Heiko MaileGermany 2009

"The Music for Animation Award goes to a composer who created a hypnotic fusion of visual and music themes."

SPECIAL MENTIONA Trip to the Seaside by Nina BisyarinaRussia 2008

"The jury awards a Special Mention to "A Trip to the Seaside" for being such an intimate and gentle film."

SWR AUDIENCE AWARDSinna Mann (Angry Man) by Anita KilliNorway 2009

Young Animation

YOUNG ANIMATION AWARDParade by Pierre-Emmanuel LyetFrance 2009

"The director challenged himself to tell an emotional story using the essential elements of cinematography: Light and movement. It is a perfectly executed film in which design becomes the central device of the storytelling. It´s simply big cinema!"

SPECIAL MENTION IYellow Belly End by Philip BaconUK 2009

"The film approaches a serious topic in a very clear and surreal way by playing with great wit on familiar cartoon imagery."

SPECIAL MENTION IILebensader by Angela SteffenGermany 2009

"Angela Steffen uses the specific qualities of animation to convey very personal feelings with outstanding design, colors and movement. "

TRICKS FOR KIDS AWARDDer Grüffelo (The Gruffelo) by Jakob Schuh and Max LangUK 2009

SPECIAL MENTIONLog Jam by Alexei AlexeevHungary 2008

SPECIAL MENTION SERIESDie Pinguine aus MadagascarSeries 105 "Paternal Egg-Stinct" by Bret HaalandUSA 2009


WINNER ANIMOVIEPonyo - Das große Abenteuer am Meer by Hayao MiyazakiJapan 2008

SPECIAL MENTIONFantastic Mr. Fox by Wes AndersonUSA 2010

Under Commission

UNDER COMMISSION AWARDHarmonix 'The Beatles: Rock Band' Intro Cinematic by Pete CandelandUK 2009

GEWINNER KATEGORIE MUSIKVIDEOHer Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie, Merav Ben Simon, Yuval NathanIsrael 2009

SPECIAL MENTIONMr. Furry by Roberto BagattiItaly 2009

German Animation Screenplay AwardWINNERHeiko Martens for the screenplay of "Lars Lemming"

German Voice Actor AwardWINNEROliver Kalkofeas "B.O.B."in Monsters vs. Aliens

Best of the Best - Online Audience Award - sponsored by Kulturgemeinschaft StuttgartWINNERAh Pook is here by Philip HuntUK/ Germany 1994

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