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Annecy: 'In This Corner Of The World', 'Loving Vincent','Lu Over The Wall' and more Win Prizes

The Annecy International Animation Festival is over for another year. That means that the closing ceremony has taken place, and all the award winners have now been announced.  This year, winners come from Japan, France, The UK, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Sweden, Germany and the US.

The key Cristal For A Feature Film Award went to Masaaki Yuasa's Lu Over The Wall. The Jury Award also went to a Japanese feature with Sunao Katabuchi's In This Corner Of The World adding another plaudit to its growing pile. The audience award went to the world's first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent.

In Television, Netflix series BoJack Horseman was awarded Special Distinction for the episode Fish Out Of Water. The juried award went to French series The Man-Woman Case for the episode Wanted. UK based Magic Light Productions took home the Cristal For Television Production for Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Part One.


The rest of the winners follow:

Commissioned Films

  • Juried Award: Moby "Are You Lost in the World Like Me?" (Steve Cutts, US/UK)
  • Cristal For  A Commissioned Film:  Material World  (Anna Ginsburg, UK)
Graduation Films
  • Jury Distinction: Pas à pas (Charline Arnoux, Mylène Gapp, Léa Rubinstayn, Florian Heilig, Mélissa Roux, France)
  • Jury Award: Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight (Sawako Kabuki, Japan)
  • Cristal For A Graduation Film: Sog (Jonatan Schwenk, Japan)
Off Limits Short Film
  • Dix Puissance Moins Quarante-Trois Seconde (Francis, France)
Short Films
  • Audience Award: Grandpa Walrus (Lucrèce Andreae, France)
  • Jury Distinction: The Ogre (Laurène Braibant, France)
  • The "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film: The Blissful Accidental Death (Sergiu Negulici, Romania)
  • Jury Award: Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl ( Ayce Kartal, France/Turkey)
  • Cristal For A Short Film: Min Börda > The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Sweden)
Congratulations to all the winners! Annecy will return from 11 to 18 June 2018, and the focus will be on Brazillian animation.

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