The winners of the inaugural Kaboom Animation Festival were revealed at a ceremony on Saturday, putting a celebratory cap on the two-part event which began with Kaboom Kids in Utrecht, followed by the grown-up fest in Amsterdam’s Westergas creative space.
Films in 11 categories were granted cash prizes and Kaboom Awards, with the Best Short honors going to French entry I’m Going Out for Cigarettes, while Estonia-Ireland-Belgium-U.K. co-pro Captain Morten and the Spider Queen was named Best Feature by the children’s audience. Three additional Audience Award winners for feature, short and VR project will be announced soon.
The 2019 Kaboom Award winners are:
Best Short: I’m Going Out for Cigarettes | Osman Cerfon
Best Student Short: Sounds Good | Sander Joon
Best Documentary: Saigon sur Marne | Aude Ha Leplège
Best Dutch Short: Human Nature | Sverre Fredriksen
Best Music Video: Tatran “White Lies” | Shahaf Ram
Best Experimental Short: Don’t Know What | Thomas Renoldner
Best Commissioned Short: The Story of François and Amélie | Douwe van der Werf
Kids Audience Award for Best Short 3+: TIE Zibilla | Isabelle Favez; Huggleboo “Careful” | Anneke de Graaf
Kids Audience Award for Best Short 6+: Zog | Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
Kids Audience Award for Best Short 9+: Hors Piste | Léo Brunel, Camille Jalabert, Loris Cavalier, Oscar Malet
Kids Audience Award for Best Feature: Captain Morten and the Spider Queen | Kaspar Jancis
Visit kaboomfestival.nl for more information.