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Courgette a winner in France

The world’s premiere animation festival, Annecy, closed on the weekend by handing out its gongs.

Up against competition in France from opening of Cannes Lions and the ongoing European Football Championship, the festival ran its screenings and accompanying conference event MIFA last week.

Screening in competition at Annecy were Leanne Pooley’s 25 April and James Cunningham’s Accidents, Blunders and Calamaties, although neither came away with an award. Among others missing out on prizes was Sang-ho Yeon’s much-hyped satire Seoul Station.

In the feature competition, Claude Barras’ Francio-Swiss co-production My Life As a Courgette took both the juried and audience awards. Of the shorts, Franck Dion’s A Missing Head took the main award, although Theodore Ushev’s Vaysha, l’aveugle / Blind Vaysha and David Coquard-Dassault’s Peripheria each won two awards.

Annecy ran 13 – 18 June.

FEATURE FILMS
Cristal for a Feature Film

Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette

Jury Distinction
La Jeune Fille sans mains / The Girl Without Hands

Audience Award
Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette

SHORT FILMS
Cristal for a Short Film

Une tête disparaît / A Missing Head

Jury Award
Vaysha, l’aveugle / Blind Vaysha

“Jean-Luc Xiberras” Award for a First Film
‘n Gewone blou Maandagoggend / An Ordinary Blue Monday

Jury Distinction
Moms on Fire

Audience Award
Peripheria

“Off-Limits” Award
4min15 au révélateur

Jury Distinction
The Reflection of Power

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS
Cristal for a TV Production

Stick Man

Jury Award for a TV Special
La Rentrée des classes / Back to School

Jury Award for a TV Series
Lili Loves Food

Cristal for a Commissioned Film
Modern Love – A Kiss, Deferred

Jury Award
Awesome Beetle’s Colors

GRADUATION FILMS
Cristal for a Graduation Film

Depart at 22

Jury Award
Balkon

Jury Distinction
Frankfurter Str. 99A

SPECIAL PRIZES
André-Martin Award for a 2015 French Feature Film

Adama

FIPRESCI Award
How Long, Not Long

Junior Jury Award for a Short Film
Vaysha, l’aveugle / Blind Vaysha

Festivals Connexion Jury Distinction
Moms on Fire

André-Martin Award for a French Short Film
Peripheria

Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film
The Alan Dimension

“CANAL+ Creative Aid” Award for a Short Film
3/4 oz

Best Original Music Award for a Short Film
Beast!

Festivals Connexion Award
Decorado

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
White Fang

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