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Annecy Awards 'Calamity', 'Undone' , 'Turtle's Journey' And More


This year's Annecy International Animation Festival might be virtual, but the organisers wanted as much as possible to recreate the experience of the traditional event. And so, although the online festival will remain accessible until the end of the month, the festival has already had its 'closing ceremony', the event where the winners of the competition are revealed. The ceremony took place across two nights, symbolically taking place on the dates that they would have taken place in Annecy itself had the festival not have to move online.

This year's winners come from a diverse range of countries including France, Russia, China, Latvia, Poland, Canada, the US, The UK and Belgium. A number of co-productions also won prizes. French filmmakers were involved in six of the winning projects, films from the United Kindom won three, and the United States won two.

Director Rémi Chayé won the coveted Cristal For A Feature Film for his Long Way North follow up, Calamity:a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary.  The film is inspired by the early life of historical figure Calamity Jane. The Jury Award went to Russian feature The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks and Poland's Kill It And Leave This Town one the Jury Distinction.

In the Contrechamps category, the Cristal went to Latvia-Norway coproduction My Favourite War. The Shaman Sorceress, from South Korea's Jae-huun Ahn was awarded the Jury Distinction in the category.

Elsewhere, Amazon's first adult animated original Undone won in the TV Jury Award For Series, for the episode The Hospital.  The Juried Award for a TV Special went to The Tiger Who Came To Tea, the adaptation of the beloved Children's book from Britain's Lupus Films.

The full list of winners is below. You can also watch the ceremonies on the Annecy YouTube channel.

FEATURE FILMS




Cristal for a Feature Film

Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

Rémi Chayé (France, Denmark)

Maybe Movies, Norlum


Jury Award

The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks

Andrey Khrzhanovsky (Russia)

School-Studio "Shar"


Jury Distinction

Kill It and Leave this Town

Mariusz Wilczynski (Poland)

Bombonierka, Extreme Options, Iam - Adam 

Mickiewicz Institute, Ec1 Lodz - City Of Culture, 

Letko, Di Factory, Gigant Films, Polish Film Institute


CONTRECHAMP


Contrechamp Award

My Favorite War

Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen (Latvia, Norway)

Bivrost Film & TV, Ego Media


Contrechamp Jury Distinction

The Shaman Sorceress

Jae-huun Ahn (South Korea)

Meditation With A Pencil

 

SHORT FILMS



Cristal for a Short Film

The Physics of Sorrow

Theodore Ushev (Canada)

NFB – National Film Board Of Canada


Jury Award

Homeless Home

 Alberto Vázquez (France, Spain)

Autour De Minuit, Uniko Estudio Creativo


"Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film

The Town

Yifan Bao (China)

ARC Anime Studio


Jury Distinction (ex ӕquo)

Freeze Frame

Soetkin Verstegen (Belgium)

Akademie Schloss Solitude


Jury Distinction (ex ӕquo)

Genius Loci

Adrien Merigeau (France)

Kazak Productions, Folimage


"Off-Limits" Award

Serial Parallels

Max Hattler (Germany, Hong Kong)

Relentless Melt

 

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS


TV FILMS

Cristal for a TV Production

Shooom's Odyssey

Julien Bisaro (Belgium, France)

Picolo Pictures


Jury Award for a TV Series

Undone "The Hospital"

Hisko Hulsing (USA)

Amazon Prime Video, Tornante Productions, Llc, 

Submarine


Jury Award for a TV Special

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Robin Shaw (United Kingdom)

Lupus Films


COMMISSIONED FILMS


Cristal for a Commissioned Film

Lucky Chops "Traveller"

Daniel Almagor, Raman Djafari (Germany)

Studio Vogel


Jury Award

Greenpeace "Turtle Journey"

Gavin Strange (United Kingdom)

Aardman Animations Ltd

 

GRADUATION FILMS



Cristal for a Graduation Film

Naked

Kirill Khachaturov (Russia)

Moscow School Of New Cinema


Jury Award

Pile

Toby Auberg (United Kingdom)

RCA - Royal College Of Art


Jury Distinction

Sura

Hae-Ji Jeong (South Korea)

Korean National University Of Arts - Knuadis - K'arts


VR WORKS



Cristal for the Best VR Work

Minimum Mass

Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria (France, New Zealand)

Like Amber, Floréal Films


Jury Special Distinction

Battlescar – Punk Was Invented by Girls

Martin Allais, Nicolas Casavecchia (USA, France)

Atlas V, Albyon, 1st Avenue Machine, Ryot, Arte 

France


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