‘Oh Willy’ Wins Top Prize at Stuttgart Festival

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The 20th Edition of the popular Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film came to a close this weekend, and several well-received features and shorts from around the world took home the event’s coveted top prizes. Here is a breakdown of the winners in each category:

Oh Willy…
Directed by Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels
International Competition Grand Prize (15,000 euros)

Kara No Tamago (A Wind Egg)
Directed by Ryo Okawara (Japan)
Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film (10,000 euros)

Junkyard
Directed by Hisko Hulsing (The Netherlands)
SWR Audience Award (6,000 euros)

Eine Murul (Breakfast on the Grass)
Directed by Erik Alunurm, Mari Pakkas, Mari Liis Rebane, Mihkel Reha (Estonia)
Young Animation Award/Best Student Film (2,500 euros)

Ernest & Celestine
Directed by Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)
AniMovie Award for Best Animated Feature

Schrecken ohne Ende (Nearest and Dearest)
Directed by Michael Sieber and Max Stöhhr
Tricks for Kids Award for Best Children’s Feature

Der Notfall (Déjà-moo)
Directed by Stefan Muller
Cartoons for Teens award for Best Animated Series

Molly Monster: The Movie
Written by John Chambers
German Screenplay Award

Freitag X-Mas Movies
Claudia Rothlin and Yves Gutjar (Switzerland)
Animated Fashion Award

Rick Kavanian
Knight Rusty, Yesterday’s Hero Recycled (Universum, Germany)
German Voice Award


Animated Com Award: Awards for the best applied animation in the fields of advertising, technology and spatial:

Main prize USA 2012 
Director: Lucas Zanotto 
Advertising: “MTV EMA 2012 Opener” 
Germany 2012 
Director: Mate Steinforth, 
Commissioner: VIMN MTV World Design Studios Technology: “Mass Effects 3 – Take Earth Back” 
Hungary 2012 
Director: Istvan Zorkoczy, 
Commissioner: Electronic Arts/Bioware 
 Spatial Communication“Swiss Pavilion Expo Yeousu: The Source—It’s in Your Hands”
 Switzerland 2012 
Director: Marc Tamschick, 
Commissioner: Präsenz Schweiz

Special Prize Mercedes-Benz Classic: Silver Arrows “A Racers Sketchbook” 
Germany 2013 
Director: Falk Schuster

Special Prize Lapp Connected Award: “Pinball” 
Croatia 2012 
Director: Darko Vidackovic

48h Animation Jam – Crazy Horse Session:
Trixi’s Curiosity 
Antonio Jesús Busto Algarin, Martin Martínez Garcia (Spain) 
In co-operation with M.A.R.K. 13, Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK) and MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg

Project Competition Animation Co-Production:
Forum Arab World (the countries of the Arab League) and the Caucasus region 2013 
in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung 
nominated for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation 


Wanderland
 Lebanon/Germany 
Sarah Kaskas and Michael Schwertel LI.LE 
Georgia 
 
Natia Nikolashvili

For more info about this year’s program, www.itfs.de/en/

Oh Willy...

Oh Willy…