‘Boy and the World’ Wins Annecy Cristal

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Brazillian director Ale Abreu’s dialog-free, richly artistic film Boy and the World took home the top Cristal prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival at the awards ceremony Saturday. Recently acquired by GKIDS for North American distribution, the film centers on a little boy who leaves his idyllic village in search of his father and discovers a fantastic world dominated by animal-machines and strange beings.

Boy and the World also earned the Audience Award. Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ received the Jury Award, and Mizuho Nishikubo’s Giovanni’s Island, produced by Production I.G, was awarded a Jury Distinction. See annecy.org for a complete list of prize winners and nominees.

Short Films

  • Cristal – Man on the Chair by Dahee Jeong (France/South Korea)
  • Jury Award – Patch by Gerd Gockell (Germany/Switzerland)
  • Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for First Film – Hasta Santiago by Mauro Carraro (France/Switzerland)
  • Jury Distinction – Histoires de bus by Tali (Canada)
  • Jury Distinction – La testa tra le nuvole by Roberto Catani (Italy)
  • Audience Award – La Petite Casserole d’Anatole by Eric Montchaud (France)
  • “Off-Limits” Award – Corps etrangers by Nicolas Brault (Canada)

TV & Commissioned Films

  • Cristal for TV – En sortant de l’ecole “Tant de forets”
  • Cristal for Commissioned Film – Nepia “Tissue Animals”
  • Jury Award for TV Series – Tumble Leaf “Kite”
  • Jury Award for TV Special – Le Parfum de la Carotte
  • Jury Award – Peau “Instant T”

Graduation Films

  • Cristal – The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs (U.K.. National Film and Televsion School)
  • Jury Award – An Adventurous Afternoon by Ines Christine Geisser & Kirsten Carina Geisser (Germany, Kunsthochschule Kassel)
  • Jury Distinction – The Age of Curious by Luca Toth (U.K., Royal College of Art)
The Boy and the World

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