FNE at Anifilm 2017: France Takes Top Animation Awards

Louise by the Shore by Jean-Francois Lagouinie Louise by the Shore by Jean-Francois Lagouinie

TREBON: The growing international recognition of the Czech Republic’s beloved animation festival Anifilm was evidenced in the awarding of prizes, with the best animated feature for adults going to France’s Louise by the Shore directed by Jean-Francois Lagouinie and the best animated feature film for children given to the Swiss/French film My Live as a Zucchini by Claude Barras.

CEE took the student awards, with the best student film going to Renata Gąsiorowska from Poland for Pussy and a special mention going to FAMU student Kateřina Karhánková from the Czech Republic for Fruits of Clouds.

The festival, which concluded on 7 May 2017, raised its industry profile this year with presentations from two dozen companies and increased emphasis on new media. There was also a new prize category, the International Competition of Independent Computer Games. The best artwork in this competition was won by the Danish company Playdead for Inside, and the best game for children and teenagers wert to the Netherlands for Hidden Folks by Adriaan de Jongh.

Complete list of winners:

Best Feature Film for Grown-ups

Louise by the Shore (France)
Directed by Jean-Francois Lagouinie

Special Mention

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (USA)
Directed by Dash Shaw

Best Feature Film for Children

My Live as a Zucchini (Switzerland, France)
Directed by Claude Barras

Best Short Film

Decorado (Spain)
Directed by Alberto Vazquez

Special Mention

Balcony (Hungary)
Directed by David Dell’Edera

Best Student Film

Pussy (Poland)
Directed by Renata Gąsiorowska

Special Mention

Fruits of Clouds (Czech Republic)
Directed by Kateřina Karhánková

Best Abstract and Non-Narrative Film

Orogenesis (France)
Directed by Boris Labbe

Special Mention

Vacency (Germany)
Directed by Urte Zintler

Best Music Video

Uri Nakayama: Spring Time-Old Man (Japan, Germany)
Directed by Hoji Tsuchiya

Special Mention

The Avalanches: Subways (France)
Directed by Mrzyk & Moriceau

Best Independent Computer Game

Inside (Denmark)
Developed by Playdead

Best Independent Computer Game for Children and Teenagers

Hidden Folks (The Netherlands)
Artwork by Adriaan de Jongh