‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistratt, 11′ Take Top Cristals at Annecy

Bloeistratt 11
Bloeistratt 11

Denis Do’s Funan and Nienke Deutz’s Bloeistratt, 11 were among the many prize-winning features, shorts and TV projects at the Annecy Festival’s closing night ceremonies on Saturday. Nora Twomey’s Oscar-winning movie The Breadwinner and Trevor Jimenez’s debut short Weekends also stood out for winning multiple awards. PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems, We Bare Bears and Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special took home prizes in the TV categories. Projects that mixed the personal experiences of the filmmakers with the political world around them took center stage at the popular international event this past week, which seems to keep growing in popularity and attendance year after year.

Here is the complete list of the prize winners:

TV Films & Specials
PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems, “Episodes: “Yellow Flower,” “Hello Nice to Meet You,” (Erick Oh, U.S.A., Japan)
Jury Award for a TV Series
We Bare Bears, Episode: “Panda’s Art” (Daniel Chong, U.S.A.)
Jury Award for a TV Special
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking (Thomas Shepppard, U.S.A.)

Features
Cristal for a Feature Film
Funan (Denis Do, Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg)
Audience Award/Premiere
The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey, Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg)
Jury Distinction
The Wolf House (Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña, Chile)
Jury Award
The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey, Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg)

Shorts
Cristal for a Short Film
Bloeistratt, 11 ( (Nienke Deutz, Belgium, The Netherlands)
Audience Award
Weekends (Trevor Jimenez, U.S.A)
Jury Distinction
Cyclistes (Veljko Popovic, Croatia, France)
Xiberras Award for a Short Film
Egg (Martina Scarpelli, France, Denmark)
Jury Award
Weekends (Trevor Jimenez, U.S.A.)

TV Films & Specials
PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems,” Episodes: “Yellow Flower,” “Hello Nice to Meet You,” (Erick Oh, U.S.A., Japan)
Jury Award for a TV Series
We Bare Bears, Episode: “Panda’s Art” (Daniel Chong, U.S.A.)
Jury Award for a TV Special
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking(Thomas Shepppard, U.S.A.)

TV Commissioned Films
Cristal for a Commissioned Film
Leica Everything in Black and White (Mateus de Paula Santos, Brazil)
Jury Award
Mark Lotterman Happy (Alice Saey, France, The Netherlands)

Graduation Films
Cristal for a Graduation Film
Barbeque (Jenny Jokela, U.K.)
Jury Distinction
Hybrids (Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion, France)
Jury Award
Inanimate (Lucia Bulgheroni, U.K.)

Animation Off-Limits
Short Films (Tied)
An Excavation of Us (Shirley Bruno, France, Greece, Haiti)
Boy Transcoded from Phosphene (Rodrigo Faustini, Brazil)

Honorary Cristal
Brad Bird

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(From left) Funan, Bloiestratt, 11; Weekends

(From left) Funan, Bloiestratt, 11; Weekends