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Kovalyov and the Quay Bros. Win At Tough Eye Festival

The first Tough Eye Animated Film Festival, held in Turku, Finland, May 15 - 20, 2001, has announced its winners. The international jury for the Timeless Competition was composed of: Mette Peters, Netherlands; Jayne Pilling, UK; Edwin Carels, Belgium; and Stanislav Ulver, Czech Republic. This year's co-winners for the Grand Prize are: HEN, HIS WIFE, Igor Kovalyov, Russia 1990, and IN ABSENTIA, Quay Brothers, UK, 2000. Both films were awarded a FIM 15.000,00 cash prize. Special Prizes (FIM 5000,00) were attributed to: FRANK FILM, Frank Mouris, USA, 1973; REPETE, Michaela Pavlatova, Czech Republic, 1995; TUNING INSTRUMENTS, Jerzy Kucia, Poland, 2000; and WHEN THE DAY BREAKS, Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbes, Canada, 1999. Tough Eye 2001 featured about 40 screenings and other art programs ranging from circus performance to music. The festival also held a review of new international animations, a panorama of Finnish and Baltic animation, a program of politically incorrect films, plus a presentation of films from other festivals. For more information visit: