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Annecy 2018: Summary & Winners

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Another Annecy Animation Festival is over for another year, but what a year. Whether or not you were fortunate enough to be there this year, join us for a quick catch up and snapshot of what went down at this year’s festival.

From the five short film programmes, (jury and audience awards both going to Trevor Jimenez’s Weekends), to the world premiere of stop-motion feature Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, this year was the biggest yet: 11,700 badge-holders, 3,800 MIFA badge-holders and 88 countries represented.

Watch our Facebook Live coverage of the festival in our 2 videos below (apologies for the patchy connection!) or jump straight down to this year’s award winners.

Skwigly Live at Annecy 2018 – Part one

Skwigly Live at Annecy 2018 – Part deux!

You couldn’t have missed the fact that Brazil was the country in focus this year – the vibrant colours decorated the Bonlieu, MIFA and the streets of Annecy (not to mention the daily screening trailers, produced by Gobelins).

We couldn’t complete a summary of Annecy without a mention of the annual Skwigly/Joanna Quinn rounders match, which takes place during Nik and Nancy’s picnic. This year a mix of professionals, students, tutors and Skwigly writers made up the two teams: the Ball Breakers and the Underdogs, with the captain of the Ball Breakers taking home the trophy.

Score: Underdogs 4 – 5 Ball Breakers

Next year the festival focus will be on Japan, and will take place between 10th – 15th June 2019. Put the dates in your diary – we are off to book next year’s accommodation already. See you there!

Annecy 2019 Japan

Put the dates in your diary!

 

The 2018 Award Winners

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

> Commissioned films

Jury Award

Mark Lotterman “Happy”
Alice Saey
France, The Netherlands

Cristal for a Commissioned Film

Leica “Everything in Black and White”
Mateus de Paula Santos
VETOR ZERO / LOBO
Brazil

> TV Films

Jury Award for a TV Series

We Bare Bears “Panda’s Art”
Daniel Chong
CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS
USA

Jury Award for a TV Special

The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking
Thomas Sheppard
STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS
USA

Cristal for a TV Production

PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems “Yellow Flower”, “Hello Nice to Meet You”
Erick Oh
TONKO HOUSE LLC
USA, Japan

GRADUATION FILMS

Jury Distinction

Hybrids
Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion
MOPA (SUPINFOCOM ARLES)
France

Jury Award

Inanimate
Lucia Bulgheroni
NFTS – NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL
United Kingdom

Cristal for a Graduation Film

Barbeque
Jenny Jokela
RCA – ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
United Kingdom

ANIMATION OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS

Off-Limits Award (tied)

An Excavation of Us
Shirley Bruno
LE FRESNOY – STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS
France, Greece, Haiti

Off-Limits Award (tied)

Boy Transcoded from Phosphene
Rodrigo Faustini
Brazil

FEATURE FILMS

Audience Award/Première

The Breadwinner
Nora Twomey
CARTOON SALOON, AIRCRAFT PICTURES, MELUSINE PRODUCTIONS / STUDIO 352
Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg

Jury Distinction

The Wolf House
Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña
DILUVIO
Chile

Jury Award

The Breadwinner
Nora Twomey
CARTOON SALOON, AIRCRAFT PICTURES, MELUSINE PRODUCTIONS / STUDIO 352
Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg

Cristal for a Feature Film

Funan
Denis Do
LES FILMS D’ICI, LUNANIME BVBA, BAC FILMS, WEBSPIDER PRODUCTIONS, ITHINKASIA

Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg

SHORT FILMS

Audience Award

Weekends
Trevor Jimenez
PAST LIVES PRODUCTIONS
USA

Jury Distinction

Biciklisti
Veljko Popovic
LEMONADE 3D / KRUPNI KADAR, BAGAN FILMS
Croatia, France

“Jean-Luc Xiberras” Award for a First Film

Egg
Martina Scarpelli
MIYU PRODUCTIONS, LATE LOVE
France, Denmark

Jury Award

Weekends
Trevor Jimenez
PAST LIVES PRODUCTIONS
USA

Cristal for a Short Film

Bloeistraat 11
Nienke Deutz
LUNANIME BVBA, NEED PRODUCTIONS, WINDMILL FILM, BEAST ANIMATION
Belgium, The Netherlands

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