NYICFF Announces Winners

NYICFF-2012-150

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2012 fest, with Hiroyuki Okiura’s animated A Letter to Momo nabbing the top feature prize and live-action Capturing Santa directed by Peter Cattaneo taking the shorts grand prize. Check out the full list of winners and runners-up below, animated projects starred:

Grand Prize Feature: A Letter to Momo* (Hiroyuki Okiura | Animation by Production I.G, Japan)

Finalists: Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below* (Makoto Shinkai, CoMix Wave Films, Japan), Le Tableau* (Jean-François Laguionie, Blue Spirit, France)

Grand Prize Short: Capturing Santa

Finalists: Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat* (Damon Wong, U.S.), I Am a Girl!

Special Jury Award, Live Action: Child’s Play

Finalists: The Dancer, I Am a Girl!

Special Jury Award, Animation: The Storyteller* (Nandita Jain, U.K.)

Finalists: Hello I Like You* (Chris Smith, Michelle Higa, Jesse Casey; Mixtape Club, U.S.), Luminaris* (Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina)

Audience Award, Ages 3-6: The Gruffalo’s Child* (Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidschotter; Magic Light Pictures, Studio Soi; U.K.)

Finalists: Behind, Who is Not Sleeping?* (Jessica Lauren, Sweden)

Audience Award, Ages 5-10: Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat* (Damon Wong, U.S.)

Finalists: Ernesto, The Girl and the Fox* (Tyler Kupferer, Base14, U.S.)

Audience Award, Ages 8-14: Capturing Santa

Finalists: Dripped* (Léo Verrier, ChezEddy, France), Luminaris*

Audience Award, Ages 12-18: I Am a Girl!

Finalists: The Maker* (Christopher & Chirstine Kezelos, U.S.), (Notes On) Biology* (Will & Danny Madden, U.S.)

Parents Award: The Storyteller*

Finalists: The Dancer, The Gruffalo’s Child*

A Letter to Momo

A Letter to Momo

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat

Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat

The New York International Children's Film Festival

The New York International Children's Film Festival