Annecy Reveals Special Awards Honorees

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, held online this year, has announced the 14 winners of its Special Awards, Partners Awards and other honorees outside the official competition. The ceremony was held on the Annecy Festival’s YouTube channel, virtually presided over by Artistic Director Marcel Jean with appearances by some of this year’s winners.

Watch the Special Awards presentation here.

And the winners are…

Festivals Connexion – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Award (in partnership with Lumières Numériques & Mèche Courte): Empty Places by Geoffroy de Crécy (France, Autour de Minuit)

Catgot
Catgot

Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film: Catgot by Tsz Wing Ho (School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)

To Gerard
To Gerard

Junior Jury Award for a Short Film: To: Gerard by Taylor Meacham (U.S., DreamWorks Animation)

Physics of Sorrow
Physics of Sorrow

FIPRESCI Award: The Physics of Sorrow by Theodore Ushev (Canada, NFB)

I Lost My Body
I Lost My Body

André-Martin Award for a French Feature Film: I Lost My Body by Jérémy Clapin (France, Xilam Animation)

The Shoreline
The Shoreline

André-Martin Award for a French Short Film: The Shoreline by Sophie Racine (France, Am Stram Gram)

Home
Home

Best Original Music Award for a Short Film (sponsored by SACEM): Home – Anna Bauer (U.K., Nodachi Ltd.)

On Gaku
On Gaku

Best Original Music Award for a Feature Film (sponsored by SACEM): On-Gaku: Our Sound – Tomohiko Banse, Grandfunk, Wataru Sawabe (Japan; Rock’n Roll Mountain, Tip Top)

The Fox and the Pigeon
The Fox and the Pigeon

YouTube Award: The Fox & The Pigeon by Michelle Chua (Canada, Sheridan College Faculty of Animation)

For the first time at Annecy, the YouTube Award was given to a film in competition in the Graduation Films category. The winner will receive a sum of 10,000 euros for assistance in financing a new production.

A Mind Sang
A Mind Sang

Vimeo Staff Pick Award: A Mind Sang by Vier Nev (Portugal)

Cinema Rex
Cinema Rex

Canal+ Youth Award: Cinema Rex by Eliran Peled & Mayan Engelman (Israel, Aldy Pai TLV)

Tomten and the Fox
Tomten and the Fox

Young Audience Award: The Tomten and the Fox by Are Austnes & Yaprak Morali (Norway / Sweden / Denmark; Qvisten Animation AS, The Astrid Lindgren Company, Hydralab)

Wade
Wade

City of Annecy Award: Wade by Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi (India, Ghost Animation)

The Official Awards Ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. (France time) on Saturday, July 20 on the festival’s YouTube Channel. Programming will continue through June 30 at annecy.org.

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