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*