2016 Annecy Awards

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association). The festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut-out papers, modelling clay, etc.) The competition is classified in various categories; feature Films, short films, films produced for television and advertising, student films and films made for the internet. The features, many of which are co-productions, originate from 14 different countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and the United States2016_affiche-home-annecyorg_07
Feature Films
Cristal for a Feature Film
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Courgette is a 10-year-old boy with an intriguing nickname. After his mother’s sudden death, he is sent to a foster home where he meets other orphans. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange environment, but he will soon learn to trust, find love and at last, a new family.
Category – Feature Film
Technique – Puppets
Process – Colour
Target – family

Jury Distinction
La Juene Fille sans Mains
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In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and a prince in his castle. A long journey towards the light
Category – Feature Film
Technique – 2D computer, trademarked techniques, diverse techniques
Process – Colour
Target – Teens, adults, young adults

Audience Award
Ma Vie de Courgette

Short Films
Cristal for a Short Film
Une tete disparait
Une tête disparaît
Jacqueline has lost her head, but who cares! For her trip to the seaside, she’s decided to take the train alone, like a big girl.
Category – short film
Technique – 2D computer, 3D computer
Process – Colour
Target – Teens, adults, children, family, young adults

Jury Award
Vaysha, l’aveugle
Vaysha, l'aveugle
Vaysha is not like other little girls. Her left eye only sees the past and her right, only the future. People call her “Blind Vaysha”.
Category – short film
Technique – 2D computer
Process – colour
Target – adults, young adults

“Jean- Luc Xiberras” Award for a First Film
‘n Gewone blou Maandagoggend
'n Gewone blou Maandagoggend
One Monday morning, a girl gets ready for school. In the ghetto neighbourhood where she lives, violence and tragedy are part of everyday life.
Category – short film
Technique – Powder animation
Process – Black and White
Target – Adults, young adults

Jury Distinction
Moms on Fire
Moms on Fire
What’s it like to be massively pregnant with only four days until you’re due to pop? You’d like to jerk off but can’t even reach, your boyfriend is fucking boring and you just want to have some fun.
Category – short film
Technique – Clay
Process – Colour
Target – Adults, young adults

Audience Award
Peripheria
PeripheriaA journey into the heart of a large slum that’s been abandoned, portraying an urban landscape gone wild: a modern Pompeii where the wind blows and dogs roam amongst the remains of human life.
Category – short film
Technique – 2D computer, 3D computer
Process – Colour
Target – Teens, adults, young adults

“Off Limits” Award
4min15 au reveltateur
4min15 au révélateur
A young woman sees and captures, develops and scratches. She sews the images back together. Mixed techniques of a fragmented city.
Category – short film
Technique – Photos, live action
Process – colour
Target – Adults, family

Jury Distinction
The Reflection of Power 
The Reflection of Power
In the most secret capital in the world, a crowd watches a show while a disaster threatens to annihilate the city.
Category – short film
Technique – 3D computer, photos, live action
Process – Colour
Target – Teens, adults, family, young adults, preschool

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