Awards for 2014
The Bigger Picture: Daisy Jacobs
For the inventive and innovative intersection of seemingly painted two-dimensional animation with three-dimensional elements and sets combined with an elegant mid-century modern esthetic and poignant, personal content. Especially, it is important to add, it is a student film, what symbolically expressive view on animation art of all this festival.
Special Jury Prize
Lonely Bones: Rosto
A film presented with a dream theory by using emotional sound and mixed visual expressions such as 3D, live action and drawing, which makes us actively read the hidden multilayered world.
Man on the Chair: Dahee Jeong
The film which very clearly shows us reflections of philosophical questions on the ordinary life of people. Symbolically, dilemmas of the main character are dilemmas of all people who have the strange experience in everyday life to stop in a moment and ask themselves ***who we really are*** and why?
Laznia: Tomek Ducki
A very impressive debut film with a mature graphic sense and strong cinematic structure.
Phantom Limb: Alex Grigg
For its great style, brilliant design, innovative transitions and deep insight into the feeling of loss of limb.
Les horlogers: Renaud Hallée
A film like use of space and timing. A joyful play of figures in structures of animated triangles and geometric forms.
Obida: Anna Budanova
With excellent drawing and high ability of producing pictures, the story created from embodiment by using psychological phenomena as a metaphor evokes people's sympathy.
Astigmatismo: Nicolaï Troshinsky
For the inventive and quirky combination of several styles of 2-D drawings and cut-outs with layered 3-D sets. And for the use of shifting focal fields to explore vision loss.
La bête: Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka
A modern version of "Beauty and the Beast". The film is in black and white. A challenging dark wood. A woman meets a "furry" beast. Hallucination is excellent and daring with sexual interpretation.
Boles: Spela Cadez
It is a very sensitive story about a strange friendship in a world full of lonely people. In her first film the author expressed a fantastic sense for social relationships in the technique of puppets.
Renzo Kinoshita Prize
Choir Tour: Edmunds Jansons
New and sophisticated graphics and a fresh sound are impressive. The elements, not only cute characters and humor but also the entertainment deserve this prize.