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France’s ‘Sense of Touch’ Wins 2015 Grand Prix at Stuttgart

France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

Stuttgart – With about 80,000 visitors, the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) came to an end on Sunday, May 10, and, despite poor weather and a rail strike, attendance nearly met 2014’s record-breaking numbers.

The Festival ended with the awarding of the Trickstars, together worth more than 60,000 Euros in prizes. France’s Le sense du toucher (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, took home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s The Bigger Picture (U.K.) received the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

Check out the full list of winners, below:

Awardees of the 22nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Grand Prix (15,000 euros, sponsored by the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the City of Stuttgart)
Le sense du toucher (The Sense of Touch)
France 2014
Directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
Production: Folimage Studio, La Fabrique Production, Nadasdy Film

Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film (10,000 Euros, sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg)
The Bigger Picture
United Kingdom 2013
Directed by Daisy Jacobs
Animation: Daisy Jacobs & Christophe Wilder Production: NFTS – National Film and Television School

SWR Audience Award (6,000 Euros)
One of a Kind
Great Britain 2014
Directed by Rok Predin

Special Mentions

Light Motif
France 2014
Directed by Frédéric Bonpapa

Pul de Somn (Baby Nap)
Romania 2014
Directed by Paul Muresan

YOUNG ANIMATION

Award for best student film (2,500 Euros, sponsored by Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Wuerttemberg (LfK) and MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Cup no naka no koushi (My Milk Cup Cow)
Japan 2014
Directed by Yantong Zhu
Production: Tokyo University of the Arts

ANIMOVIE

Award for the best animated feature film
Resan till Fjäderkungens Rike (Beyond Beyond)

Sweden/Denmark 2014
Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen
Production: Copenhagen Bombay

Special Mention

Song of the Sea
Ireland, Luxemburg, Belgium, France, Denmark 2014
Directed by Tomm Moore

TRICKS FOR KIDS

Award for the best children’s animated short film (4,000 Euros, supported by Studio 100 Media GmbH) Neige (Snow)
France 2014
Directed by Antoine Lanciaux & Sophie Roze
Production: Folimage Studio

Award for the best animated series for children (supported by ReedMIDEM/MIPJunior)
Cleo
Spain 2013
Directed by Ana Sánchez-Gijón

TELE 5 “LEIDER GEIL” AWARD (2,500 Euros)
Light Motif
France 2014
Directed by Frédéric Bonpapa

ANIMATED COM AWARD

Awards for the best applied animation in the fields of advertising, technology and spatial communication
Sponsored by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart, Daimler AG, U.I. Lapp GmbH

Main prize (2,500 Euros, sponsored by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart)
League of Legends: Warriors
France 2013
Directed by Arnaud & Jérôme (Passion Pictures) Riot Games

Category Advertising
Nike “Nike Mercurial Superfly IV“
Great Britain 2014
Directed by Manvsmachine

Category Technology
“Ghost Peloton” NVA Phoenix Dance Theatre
Great Britain 2014
Directed by Mark Huskisson

Category Spatial Communication
“smart - traffic light”
Germany 2014
Directed by Marten Persiel (Bigfish Filmproduktionen GmbH)

Category Special Award of Daimler AG: “Future needs Derivation – Individual Mobility”
2,500 Euros, sponsored by Daimler AG
Driving
USA 2014
Directed by Nate Theis

Category Special Prize Lapp Connected Award (2,500 Euros, sponsored by U.I. Lapp GmbH)
“Pass It On”
Portugal 2014
Directed by Teresa Cruz

48H ANIMATION JAM – CRAZY HORSE SESSION

Live competition award
Victor Collado, Maria Torregrosa Domenech (Spain)
In co-operation with M.A.R.K. 13, Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK) and MFG Film Funding Baden- Wuerttemberg

GERMAN SCREENPLAY AWARD

2,500 Euros, sponsored by Telepool GmbH
“Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt” by Jan Berger

GERMAN VOICE ACTOR AWARD

Ralf Schmitz as Dwarf Sunny, 7th Dwarf

ARAB ANIMATION FORUM 2015
in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Waref Abu Quba and Kevork Mourad (Syria)
“Four Acts for Syria”

Source: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015

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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.

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