French animated short directed by Celine Devaux wins Grand Prix Award at the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA.
Winners have been announced for the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival, held this year March 36, 2016 in Berkeley, CA.
France’s Sunday Lunch by Celine Devaux took home the Grand Prix award, while Peripheria by David Coquard Dassault (France) won the audience award. Life with Herman H. Rott by Chintis Lundgren (Estonia/Croatia/Denmark) received the narrative prize, with Teeth by Holbrooks (UK/Hungary/USA creative duo Tom Brown & Daniel Gray) receiving special mention.
Jeanne Boukkra’s With Joy and Merriness (Belgium) topped the non-narrative category, with L’Œil du Cyclone by Masanobu Hiraoka (France/Japan) and Three the Peehood by Kapie Eipak (Singapore) receiving special mentions.
Japan swept the commissioned projects category with YUKI ‘Sukitte nandarou…namida’ by ShiShi Yamazaki taking the top prize, and Vampillia ‘Lilac (bombs Jun Togawa)’ by Toshikazu Tamura receiving special mention.
In the graduate category U.K. animator Serina Nihei won the award for Small People With Hats, while Made in China by Gobelins student Vincent Tsui (France) won the undergraduate award.
Dogs of Life by Jack Wedge won the U.S. competition, with Matt Reynolds’ Bottom Feeders receiving a special mention. Australia’s The Orchestra by Mikey Hill won the children’s competition, with Perfect Houseguest by Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter (U.S.) received special mention.
The narrative and graduate films jury included Jeremy Clapin, Hisko Hulsing and Kirsten Lepore; the non-narrative, undergraduate & commissioned films jury included Nobuaki Doi, Sara Gunnardottir and Gerben Schermer; the children’s jury included Rachel Ho, Brooke Keesling and Linda Simensky; and the U.S. jury included Tom Brown, Tom Fulp and Peter Millard.
Source: GLAS Animation Festival