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‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top KLIK! Prize

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‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top KLIK! Prize

The eclectic KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (klikamsterdam.nl/festival) wrapped up over the weekend, awarding Polish animator Piotr Dumala’s Hippopotamy (Hippos) the Best Animated Short prize. “The director created a world that completely encapsulated and hypnotized the viewer … This film carried with it such a compelling and chilling narrative it left us discussing its merits, message, and purpose at great length”, the jury commented.

The KLIK! Audience Award goes to Bear Story by Gabriel Osorio from Chile. Second place goes to The Elephant and the Bicycle by Olesya Shchukina (France. Belgium), and the third place is Oh My Dog! by Chloé Alliez (Belgium)

KLIK! 2014 Award Winners:

Best Animated Short
Hippos (Hipopotamy), Piotr Dumala

Special mention
Grace Under Water, Anthony Lawrence

Best Animated Student Short
Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day!, Wesley Nunêz

Hard//hoofd Award for Best Political Animated Short
Padre, Santiago Bou Grasso

Special mention
L’Île Noire, Nino Christen

Best Commissioned Animation
Amnesty International – “Pens”, Onur Senturk

2pause Award for Best Animated Music Video
The Uncluded – “Organs”, animator: Rob Shaw

Special mention
Wende – “Last Resistance”, animator: Aimee de Jongh

Audience Award
Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio

Second place
The Elephant and the Bicycle, by Olesya Shchukina

Third place
Oh My Dog!, by Chloé Alliez

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