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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winners at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009

The Ottawa International Animation Festival ran this past weekend. Coming up this week, I will have coverage of a couple of the events there as well as interviews.

-E. Corrado

For now though, the 2009 winners at the OIAF are as follows:

Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature:

Mary and Max, directed by Adam Elliot, Australia

Honourable Mention:

My Dog Tulip, directed by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, USA

Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation:

Kaasündinud Kohustused (Inherent Obligations) - by Rao Heidmets, Estonia

HIT Entertainment Grand Prize for Best Student Animation:

Laska (Chick) - by Michal Socha, Poland

Grand Prize for Best Commissioned Animation:

Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, A Journal Diary) - by Bastien Dubois, France

Best Animation School Showreel:

Rhode Island School of Design (USA)

Best Narrative Short:

Please Say Something - directed by David O’Reilly, Ireland and Germany

Honourable Mention:

Köögi Dimensioonid (Kitchen Dimensions) - directed by Priit Tender, Estonia

Best Experimental/Abstract Animation:

Peripetics - directed by Jamie Raap and Henrik Mauler, UK

Honourable Mention for Passionate Art Making:

Myth Labs - by Martha Colburn, Netherlands

Adobe Prize for Best High School Animation:

Did U See That - by Yuri Rhee, Ha Jung Kim, Paul Kim, and Hyun Jung Lee, Korea Animation High School, South Korea

Best Undergraduate Animation:

The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9! - directed by Jake Armstrong, School of Visual Arts, USA

Honourable Mention:

Mak the Horny Mac Daddy - by Ian Miller, University of the Arts, USA

Best Graduate Animation:

Lebansader - directed by Angela Steffen, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemburg, Germany

Best Promotional Animation:

Nick Indents - by Ljubida Djukic, Ole Keune, and Bettina Vogel, Dyrdee Media GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Best Music Video:

Nullsleep “Dirty ROM Dance Mix” - by Stieg Retlin, USA

Best Television Animation for Adults:

Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, A Journal Diary) - by Bastien Dubois, France

Best Short Animation Made for Children:

Nicolas & Guillemette, directed by Virginie Taravel, France

Honourable Mention:

Enter the Sandbox, directed by Kevin Adams, Canada

Best Television Animation Made for Children:

Lost and Found, directed by Phillip Hunt, UK

Honourable Mention:

Tom and the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey ‘Tom’s Band’/’Tom and the Nice Family’ (Tom und das Erdbeermarmeladebrot mit Honig), directed by Andreas Hykade, Germany

The National Film Board of Canada Public Prize:

Madagascar, A Journey Diary (Madagascar, carnet de voyage), directed by Bastien Dubois, France

Canadian Film Institute for Best Canadian Animation:

Le Tiroir et le Corbeau (The Drawer and The Crow) - by Frédèrick Tremblay, Canada

Honourable Mentions:

Vive La Rose, by Bruce Alcock

The Art of Drowning, by Diego Maclean

The Paper Prince, by Hamish Lambert

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