Films by Jérémy Clapin, Bruno Collet and Daria Kashcheeva take top honors among 20 works awarded prizes at 43rd festival edition.
The 43rd Annecy International Animation Film Festival wrapped up earlier this evening, with 20 prizes awarded across a range of features, shorts, TV programs and VR experiences. Record attendance (12,300 badge holders meant lots of foot traffic and extremely long session queues) showed that again this year, the industry continues to flock in droves to this beautiful French city by the lake for an inspiring week of the best in animated content, sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes reveals and glimpses of fantastic work to come. Interspersed with tons of fromage!
In the evening’s top awards, director Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body took home the Cristal for a feature film, while Bruno Collet’s Mémorable won the Cristal for a short film. Daughter, by Daria Kashcheeva, took home the Cristal for a graduation film. According to artistic director Marcel Jean, “It is wonderful to observe the alliances between the official juries, audience votes and the junior juries. Aesthetically powerful and unique propositions, such as I Lost My Body, Mémorable and Daughter have something to please everyone, from professionals, adolescents and the public alike.”
The full list of awards is shown below:
Cristal for a Feature Film:
I Lost My Body
Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas
SYGNATIA FILMS, SUBMARINE
Audience Award / Premiere
I Lost My Body
Cristal for a Short Film:
Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days
Canada, France, Portugal
ONF, LES ARMATEURS, CICLOPE FILMES
“JEAN-LUC XIBERRAS” Award for a First Film:
For its Powerful Storytelling
For its Social Significance:
Dont Know What
TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS
Cristal for a TV Production:
Panic in the Village "The County Fair"
Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
AUTOUR DE MINUIT, PANIQUE SPRL, BEAST ANIMATION
Jury Award for a TV Series:
Flavours of Iraq
Jury Award for a TV Series
My Life in Versailles
Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat, Nathaniel H’Limi
FILMS GRAND HUIT, MIYU PRODUCTIONS
Cristal for a Commissioned Film
KAPWA STUDIOWORKS, TED-ED
Smith & Foulkes
Cristal for a Graduation Film:
FAMU, MAUR FILM COMPANY LTD.
Rules of Play
These Things in My Head – Side A
BCU – BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY
Cristal for Best VR Work:
Jorge Tereso, Fernando Maldonado
ATLAS V, 3DAR, ARTE FRANCE
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
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.