14 regional, sponsored and junior jury awards were handed out Friday evening for a number of exemplary animated shorts and feature films.
In an awards ceremony held at the Bonlieu this past Friday evening, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced their Special Prize winners for 2019. 14 awards for animated shorts and feature films were presented. Girl in the Hallway, by Valerie Barnhart, took home the Festivals Connextion - Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Award, while Cristal winner Mémorable, by Bruno Collet, took home the Junior Jury Award for a Short Film and Cristal winner Daughter, by Daria Kashcheeva, took home the Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film.
You can find the complete list of Saturday evening’s festival award winners, including all Cristal recipients, here.
The complete list of Annecy 2019 Special Prize winners is as follows:
Festivals Connexion – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Award / In Partnership with Lumières Numériques & Mèche Courte:
Girl in the Hallway
Junior Jury Award for a Short Film:
Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film:
FAMU, MAUR FILM COMPANY LTD.
Young Audience Award:
Canal+ Young Audience Award:
Big Wolf & Little Wolf
LES FILMS DU NORD
A PERTE DE VUE
Best Original Music Award for a Feature Film, Sponsored by the SACEM:
Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas
SYGNATIA FILMS, SUBMARINE
Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, Sponsored by the SACEM:
Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days
Canada, France, Portugal
ONF, LES ARMATEURS, CICLOPE FILMES
GAN Foundation Award for Distribution:
France, Belgium, Spain
LES FILMS D'ICI MÉDITERRANÉE, LES FILMS DU POISSON ROUGE, LUNANIME BVBA, EJT-LABO LABORATOIRE D'ÉCRITURE ET D'IMAGES, B-WATER ANIMATION STUDIOS
VIMEO Staff Pick Award:
A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit
André-Martin Award for a French Feature Film:
Le Procès contre Mandela et les autres
Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte
Animation: Oerd Van Cuijlenborg
André-Martin Award for a French Short Film:
NOVANIMA, GIRELLE PRODUCTION
André-Martin Distinction for a French Short Film:
VALK PRODUCTIONS, DARK PRINCE
City of Annecy Award:
Son of the Sea
Abbas Jalali Yekta
Note that Annecy 2020 will take place June 15-20, 2020. As announced this week by the festival, animation from the African continent will be in the spotlight next year, in parallel with the Institut français’ Africa 2020 season.
Source: Annecy International Animation Film Festival