The Cartoons on the Bay 2021 children’s television & transmedia festival (running December 3-8 live in L’Aquila, Italy and digitally) has announced the Pulcinella Award winners of its 25th edition. The festival is promoted by Italian broadcaster Rai and organized by Rai Com, with Roberto Genovesi as artistic director.
2021 Pulcinella Awards
Best Preschool TV Series: The Game Catchers (Rai Ragazzi, Studio Bozzetto)
Best Upper Preschool TV Series: Nina & Olga (Rai Ragazzi, Enanimation, Mondo TV Producciones Canarias)
Best Kids TV Series: Gigablaster (Gloob, Copa Studio, Estricnina Desenhos Animados)
Best Interactive Multimedia Work: Little Nightmares II (Tarsier Studios)
Best Live/Hybrid TV Series: Whatsanna (KidsMe srl)
Best TV Series Pilot: AquaTeam – Sea Adventure (Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana, GraFFiti Creative)
Best Short Film Award: Mila (Rai Ragazzi, Pixel Cartoon, IbiscusMedia, Cinesite, Aniventure)
Best Film: Wolfwalkers (Cartoon Saloon)
Best Film Direction: Trash (Al One)
Best Animation: Absolute Denial (Bridge Way Films, Absolute Denial Films)
Best Script: Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa (10th Ave Productions)
Best Sound Track: Yaya and Lennie – The Walking Liberty (Mad Entertainment, Rai Cinema)
The UNICEF Award was assigned to the Swiss production Only A Child (Amka Films Productions).
The Hall of Fame honor for 2021 was bestowed on claymation creator Fusako Yusaki.