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Spain’s ‘Cleo’ Tops ITFS Tricks for Kids Competition

Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.

Two prizes have been handed out at the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: Stuttgart’s New Castle: the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series, and the German Animation Screenplay Award. The 2015 Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart runs May 5-10, in conjunction with Animation Production Day, which runs May 7 & 8.

This year’s series prize winner is Cleo by Ana Sánchez-Gijón. The Spanish production was chosen the winner by a jury consisting of Ron Dyens (Paris), director, manager of l’Archipel Paris Ciné and CEO of Sacrebleu Productions; Josh Selig (New York), filmmaker, writer, producer, president of Little Airplane Productions; and Juan Antonio Vigar (Málaga), director of Festival de Cine de Málaga.

This year Reed MIDEM, organizers of the worldwide biggest film and digital content fair, could be won as partner. ‘Cleo’ now gets a registration for MIPJunior and will be included in the MIPJunior Digital Library. 

Winner of the German Animation Screenplay Award was Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt by Jan Berger. He convinced the jury, consisting of Andrea Deppert (Stuttgart), award winner 2014, director, screenplay writer; Julia Müntefering (Munich), Programme Acquisition & Sales, Telepool GmbH; Oliver Huzly (Berlin), producer, screenplay writer and Holger Weiss, (Stuttgart), CEO, Head of Animation M.A.R.K. 13. Actress Anna Thalbach, who hosted the show, handed the prize.

Supporting highlights within the event were the premiere of The Flying Opera House (in co-operation with the Stuttgart Opera) in presence of director Anna Matysik and a performance by ensemble members of Stuttgart Opera with “Alla bella Despinetta” and “Soave sia il vento” from Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.”

The event was the prelude to the global business platform Animation Production Day (May 7 & 8), where German and international producers present their projects from the areas of film, series, games and transmedia to broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, funders, and investors in individually tailored one-on-one meetings.

Source: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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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.