‘Negative Space’ Wins Best Short at KLIK Animation Fest

KLIK Awards
KLIK Awards

The colorful, energetic KLIK festival of animated film has wrapped up its 10th edition in Amsterdam, capping six days of screenings, special guests (including Star vs. The Forces of Evil creator Daron Nefcy) with the KLIK Awards — dubbed “The Frankies” for the fest’s cheery, bubblegum-pink mascot.

The 2017 competition drew in 1,975 entries representing 80 countries, from Iceland to India. The juried award for Best Animated Short went to Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata’s much-lauded stop-motion/CG poetry piece Negative Space (trailer). The French-produced short has been well received at festivals worldwide, and has qualified for the Academy Awards race with the Anima Mundi Grand Prix.

Best Animated Student Short (powered by Cartoon Network) went to Flower Found! by Jorn Leeuwerink (Vimeo), a 2017 graduate of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in The Netherlands. Other top juried honors went to Spectacle of the Real from Hulk Limbo, Inc. (Commissioned Animation), Bob Los’ In Memory (Virtual Reality), and Mark Lotterman’s “Happy” by Alice Saey won Best Animated Music Video (powered by Xite).

Full list of Frankie winners below. Visit klik.amsterdam for more info.

Juried Awards:

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Negative Space – Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata (France)

BEST ANIMATED STUDENT SHORT: Flower Found! - Jorn Leeuwerink (The Netherlands)

BEST COMMISSIONED ANIMATION: Spectacle of the Real – Hulk Limbo, Inc. (US)

BEST ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO: “Happy” by Alice Saey – Mark Lotterman (The Netherlands)

BEST ANIMATED VIRTUAL REALITY: In Memory – Bob Los (The Netherlands)

BEST ANIMATION FOR ART LOVERS: Extrapolated – Johan Rijpma (The Netherlands)

BEST ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY: Broken – The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck – Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl (Germany)

BEST FUNNY & TRIPPY TOONS: Wrestler – Kwak Kihyuk (South Korea)

BEST POLITICAL ANIMATED SHORT: Life Cycles – Ross Hogg (UK)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FROM AN EMERGING ANIMATION NATION: AYNY – Ahmad Saleh (Germany/Jordan, Palestinian Territory)

Other Awards:

KLIK AMSTERDAM AUDIENCE AWARD: Yin – Nicolas Fong (Belgium)

YOUNG AMSTERDAM AUDIENCE AWARD (Kids 3-5): The Sled – Olesya Shchukina (Russia)

YOUNG AMSTERDAM AUDIENCE AWARD (Kids 6-9): Jubilé - Charlotte Piogé, Coralie Soudet, Marion Duvert, Marie El Kadiri, Agathe Marmion (France)

YOUNG AMSTERDAM AUDIENCE AWARD (Kids 10-12): Short But Sweet – Junaid Chundrigar (The Netherlands)

AWARD FOR BEST VOICES IN A COMMISSIONED ANIMATION (powered by Voicebooking.com): Girl Effect (.org): Invisible Barriers – Mustashrik Mahbub (UK)

KLIK NL AWARD FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP: Cuckoo – Michaël Veerman

KLIK NL AWARD FOR GOOD LOOKS: Scrambled – Bastiaan Schravendeel

KLIK NL AWARD FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT: Bei Mir Bist du Schön – Bouwine Pool

Negative Space

Negative Space

KLIK Awards

KLIK Awards