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WINNERS OF THE XVth BIG CARTOON FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

GRAND PRIХ for Best Short Animated Film

PRECIOUS

director Paul Mas, France, 2020

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

for an honest account of the character’s self-acceptance and the diversity of human identities

ALL THOSE SENSATIONS IN MY BELLY

director Marko Dješka, Croatia, Portugal, 2020

AWARD for Best Student Animated Film

BYE LITTLE BLOCK!

director Éva Darabos, Hungary, 2020

AWARD for the Best Non-Narrative Animated Film

for the elegance of his art and the magic of his loops

IIZUNA FAIR

director Sumito Sakakibara, Japan, 2021

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for bringing to life an extraordinary gallery of portraits, full of life, vibrant, attaching; and for the film’s biting and so welsh humor which are perfectly supported by a masterful hand drawn animation and a fantastic sense of movement and caricature

AFFAIRS OF THE ART

directors Joanna Quinn, Les Mills, UK, 2021

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for developing, through what is apparently a genre film, a metaphor of how we are all connected and how the lack of love is a dead end

NIGHT BUS

director Joe Hsieh, Taiwan, 2020

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for the simple but precise metonymy on the human condition as seen reflected in a pet fish tank

PET FISHES

director Oleon Lin, China, Hong Kong, UK, USA, 2021

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for an effective therapy for dealing with the trauma of losing a loved one by means of pointillist animation, which soars above the flimsiness of memories and emphasizes their visual beauty

A BITE OF BONE

director Honami Yano, Japan, 2021

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF ANIMATED FILMS FOR CHILDREN

AWARD for the Best Foreign Animated Film for Children

VANILLE

director Guillaume Lorin, France, Switzerland, 2020

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for its simple and well-told message as regards issues of inclusion and tolerance that children face every day

LOUIS’ SHOES

directors Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean-Géraud Blanc, France, 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF ANIMATED SERIES

AWARD for the Best Episode of a TV Show (under 12 y.o.)

FLAT PACK (BLUEY)

director Richard Jeffery, Australia, 2020

AWARD for the Best Episode of a TV Show (over 12 y.o.)

WEDNESDAY (ELLIOTT FROM EARTH)

directors Mic Graves, Tony Hull, UK, USA, France, Germany, 2020

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for demonstrating an ability to take a simple concept and make it engaging through strong performances, charming design and an appealing musical component

SHINE YOUR LIGHT (KIRI AND LOU)

director Harry Sinclair, New Zealand, Canada, 2020

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for its effective marrying of a lofty, philosophical topic with an accessible approach to performance, storytelling and minimal design

IN THE DESERT (JESUS, THE STORY OF A WORD)

director Antoine Robert, France, 2020

RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMPETITION

AWARD for the Best Professional Animated Film

THE FENCE

director Maria Kogan-Lerner, Russia, 2020

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

for the hope of a happy ending

ALL MEN SHOULD HAVE SHOES

director Anastasiya Lisovets, Russia, 2021

AWARD for Best Russian Student Animated Film

THE SET FOR CREATING A MOUSE

directors Ivan Khanzhin, Vasilisa Makshakova, Anna Isakova, Russia, 2020

AWARD for the Best Russian Animated Film for Children

FĂT-FRUMOS AND THE TZAR’S DAUGHTER

director Alexander Chernogorov, Russia, 2021

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for a drop of sweet poison

SUGAR SHOW

director Liana Makaryan, Russia, 2021

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for a simplistic approach to a challenging topic

SMART CHICKEN

director Darya Sidlovskaya, Russia, 2020

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for the best film adaptation of a good children's fairy tale

KOLOBOK

director Ashot Mefodin, Russia, 2020

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

for the second best film for children

FIREFIGHTER

director Yulia Aronova, Russia, France, 2020

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

AFFAIRS OF THE ART

directors Joanna Quinn, Les Mills, UK, 2021

 

CRITICS CHOICE AWARD and BIG CARTOON FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT PRIZE will be announced at the closing ceremony of the festival in December.