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‘The Tower’ and ‘Traces’ Awarded Grand Prizes at SICAF 2019

Films by Mats Grorud and Hugo Frassetto & Sophie Tavert take top honors at the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival.

‘Traces,’ by Hugo Frassetto and Sophie Tavert, took home the short film Grand Prize at the 2019 Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival.

The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival wrapped up Sunday evening, with 13 prizes awarded across a range of features, shorts, and commissioned work. In the evening’s top awards, director Mats Grorud’s The Tower took the Grand Prize for a feature film, while Hugo Frassetto and Sophie Tavert’s Traces won top honors for a short film. Hors Piste, by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert and Oscar Male was awarded the Grand Prize for a student film.

SICAF started in 1995 as a cultural festival for cartoon and animation fans in all age groups and genders, led by those working in cartoon and animation industries. The festival was certified in 2005 as an official member festival of ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association. Over its 22-year history, SICAF has grown into ASIA’s largest cartoon and animation festival. Largely divided into competition and invitation sections, the SICAF program introduces a variety of works expanding the territory of animation from the classical masterpieces to the latest hits, focusing on the changing environment and paradigms. This year, AWN's Dan Sarto was one of the animated short film jury members.

Visit the festival website for a complete list of winners.

‘The Tower,’ by Mats Grorud, won the Grand Prize for a feature film.

Source: SICAF