Kells Takes Top Prize at SICAF

The Secret of Kells has racked up another festival win, taking the grand prize for feature films at the 13th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea.

Another festival favorite, Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues took the grand jury prize in the festival’s awards.

A complete list of the winners follows:

FEATURE FILMS

Grand Prize: The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore (Ireland, France, Belgium)

Jury Special Prize: Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley (USA)

SHORT FILMS – PROFESSIONAL

Grand Prize: Muto, Blu (Italy)

Special Distinction: Dust Kid, Yu-Mi Jung (Korea)

Jury Special Prize: So Close, Remi Durin (France, Belgium)

Jury Special Prize: The Swedish Woman, Nicolas Liguori, (France, Belgium)

Audience Choice: Entering the Mind Through the Mouth, Jin-Sung Choi (Korea)

SHORT FILMS ‘ SCHOOL AND GRADUATION

Lotte Cinema Award Best Student Prize: The Bottle, Yoon-Hee Lee, Moon-Koung Shin, Yoo-Kyung Cha, Ji-Young Heo (Korea)

Special Distinction: Homeland, Juan de Dios Marfil Atienza (Czech, Spain)

Jury Special Prize: Shall We Take a Walk?, Young-Geun Kim, Ye-Young Kim (Korea)

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

Special Distinction (TV series, TV special): Lost and Found, Philip Hunt (UK)

Special Distinction (Advertising Film, Video Clips etc.): The Midnight Guest, Yulia Ruditskaya (Belarus)

Jury Special Prize (TV series, TV special): Log Jam, Alexei Alexeev (Hungary)

Jury Special Prize (Advertising Film, Video Clips etc.): 2009 LG Digital Display 2009, Chang-Hwan Woo (Korea)

INTERNET ANIMATION

Special Distinction: Bendito Machine III, Jossie Malis (Spain)

Netizen Choice: Be my Bride, Ji-Suk Jung (Korea)