Best of the Festival
This gentle exploration of comfort and how the mind wanders beneath the duvet is a delightfully pure expression of how animation can communicate an idea and the implicit feelings behind it. Mizushiri’s use of slow ponderous movements, surreal and evocative imagery, a soft and pleasing colour palette, all melt together, giving this film a life that pulses steadily along with its haunting soundtrack. This short is a familiar everyday experience, wonderfully captured on screen.
Best British Film
This coming of age story powerfully mixes humour and pathos, as the film holds a magnifying glass to suburbia and family. Massie’s unique animation technique gives us a distance from the action while still showing us the nuances and details of growing up. A masterful mix of animated originality and storytelling.
Award for Visual Innovation
Like a fantastic documentary, this film invites you to watch strange and alien natural events. From the various techniques employed and the breadth of materials used, Huang has created a visual mark of his own. Aided by a visceral soundtrack and cinematic composition, it is truly an innovative and exciting viewing experience.
Award for Sound & Music
This stunning animation synthesizes the harmony that can be created between sound, music and picture. The whole animation is a playful act of miniature subversions where the picture becomes sound and the sound shapes the picture. This prize is for the magic collaboration between the sound designer and the director; together they created a melodious animation with wonderful morphing sounds.
Best Abstract Film
Audience vote The End – Ülo Pikkov
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