‘Wildebeest’ Takes Top Prize at KLIK! 2018

Organizers of the quirky and energetic KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival have announced the 2018 winners for its Frankie awards, lead by Best Animated Short Wildebeest. Seven awards were decided by the jury, with two sponsored awards chosen by partners Cartoon Network and Voicebooking.com, and three awards chosen by the audience.

This year’s jury was comprised of experimental artist/animator Faiyaz Jafri, researcher/programmer/coordinator Clémence Bragard (AFCA Festival, NipponNordic, Les Femmes s’Animent chair), animation director Luca Tóth (Superbia), producer/festival director Orwa Nyrabia (IDFA), director Niki Padidar (NINNOC) and filmmaker Tom Fassaert (An Angel in Doel, A Family Affair).

KLIK! 2018 Winners:

Best Animated Short: Wildebeest, Nicolas Kleppens
Jury Statement: “We were drawn in by the masterful character development and the dynamics had us fluctuate between repulsion and love, complemented by a combination of hand drawn animation and live action.”

Best Animated Documentary: 5 Years After the War, Martin Wiklund & Ulysse Lefort
Jury Statement: “This animation kept us captivated from start to the end. The director knows when to be minimal and when to pull out all the stops…

Best Commissioned Short: Better Humans, Moth Studio

Best Animated Student Short: Peepin, Haein Kim & Paul Rhodes
Jury Statement: “Peepin’s distinctive style of animation and visual aesthetics made us enjoy the sweet revenge of a bullied child.”

Best Animated VR: Battlescar, Nico Casavecchia & Martin Allais
Jury Statement: “The narrative of this project plays with a lot of tools that VR has to offer. We think that is a viable VR storytelling direction.”

Frankie for Best Dutch Animation: Lying on Your Deathbed, Joost Lieuwma
Jury Statement: “This very short film is wonderfully unexpected and entertaining. A simple idea, expertly executed.”

World Domination Award: Hisko Hulsing

Cartoon Network Frest Talent Award: Cake Day, Jeroen Koelewijn

Voicebooking.com Award for Best Voice in a Commissioned Animation: Gavin – World’s First Risk Sharing Service, Paul van Hattem

Audience Award for Best Feature: This Magnificent Cake!, Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels

Audience Award for Best Short: Facing It, Sam Gainsborough

Audience Award for Best Family Animation: Ant, Julia Ocker

Wildebeest
Wildebeest
Strike 1
Strike 1
Peepin
Peepin
Lying on Your Death Bed
Lying on Your Death Bed
Cake Day
Cake Day
5 Years After the War
5 Years After the War
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