‘Ernest & Celestine’ Earns Top NYICFF Prize

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The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest & Celestine, and U.K. short I Am Tom Moody taking home the top juried honors. This year’s jury was comprised of Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Gus Van Sant, Christine Vachon, Jeffrey Wright, Susan Sarandon, James Schamus, John Canemaker, Tomm Moore, Lynne McVeigh, Dana Points, Taika Waititi and Evan Shapiro. Jury award winners qualify for the 86th Academy Awards next year.

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

I Am Tom Moody

I Am Tom Moody

The festival continues through March 24; for tickets and more information visit www.gkids.com. Here is the complete list of winners:

Grand Prize Feature

Ernest & Celestine
Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar/Benjamin Renner
France, 2012, 79 min

Audience Award Features

Starry Starry Night
Tom Shu-yu Lin
Taiwan, 2011, 98 min

Wolf Children
Mamoru Hosoda
Japan, 2012, 117 min

Special Jury Awards

I Am Tom Moody
Best Animated Short
Ainslie Henderson
UK, 2012, 7 min

The Runaway
Best Live Action Short
Victor Carrey
Spain, 2011, 11 min

Audience Award Short Films

Snack Attack
Grand Prize Short Film
Andrew Cadelago
USA, 2012, 4.5 min

The Little Bird and the Leaf
Audience Award, Ages 3-6
Lena von Döhren
Switzerland, 2011, 4 min

Snack Attack
Audience Award, Ages 5-10
Andrew Cadelago
USA, 2012, 4.5 min

The Vacuum Kid
Audience Award, Ages 8-14
Katharine Mahalic
USA, 2011, 10 min

Song of the Spindle
Audience Award, Ages 12-18
Drew Christie
USA/Australia, 2011, 4 min

Lola
Parents Award
Franck Janin
France, 2011, 6.5 min