Winners

Comments on the competition result by Masao Maruyama, Chairperson of the Jury

I was very impressed with how freely each animation is expressed. Many of them develop very challenging and innovative images in the beautiful and attractive world.
I am very glad and honored to be able to choose some award-winning films which can develop to the world from here in Hiroshima.

Grand Prize
The Blissful Accidental Death

2017/15'10"

Country:Romania

・Directed by: Sergiu Negulici (Reniform Production)

・Produced by: Adriana Ionica (Reniform Production)

[ Comments on Awarding ] Comment: It is unique and unbelievable film, which in the beginning is like a clumsy dream. But after short and painful discussion we all loved it! We never in our life forgot the film that started in a dusty antique shop and after a mad and heart-breaking journey through surrealism and dada ended up as super-touching love story. Yes, it is the best!
Hiroshima Prize
Bond

2016/10'08"

Country:Hungary

・Directed by: Judit Wunder (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

・Produced by: József Fülöp (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

・Distributed by: Katalin Vajda (Hungarian National Film Fund)

© Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

[ Comments on Awarding ] A large black shadowy character of a cat animates into negative-positive shapes and creates sensuous feelings of physical love and longing. Truly well designed, well structured and beautifully animated first student film. A very impressive and promising film and filmmaker.
Debut Prize
Sirocco

2016/5'24"

Country:France

・Directed by: Romain Garcia, Kevin Tarpinian, Thomas Lopez-Massy, Avril Hug, Lauren Madec

・Produced by: Julien Deparis(MoPA)

・Distributed by: Luce Grosjean(Miyu Distribution)

[ Comments on Awarding ] The last sip of champagne should make the last moment of life wonderful. Never mind the south wind! For the last wonderful moment, cheers!
Renzo Kinoshita Prize
The Ogre

2017/9'41"

Country:France

・Directed by: Laurène Braibant (Papy3D Productions)

・Produced/Distributed by: Richard Van den Boom (Papy3D Productions)

[ Comments on Awarding ] I was impressed with the design, form and movement. Keeping on moving seamlessly. This is the animation. I assure myself that this is worthy of being awarded the Renzo Kinoshita Prize, which is for promising creators.
Audience Prize
Catherine

2016/11'51"

Country:Belgium

・Directed by: Britt Raes

・Produced by: Creative Conspiracy

・Distributed by: Luce Grosjean(Miyu Distribution)

This prize is given to the most popular work voted by the audience.
Special International Jury Prize
XOXO hugs and kisses

2016/13'53"

Country:Poland

・Directed by: Wiola Sowa (Sowa Film)

・Produced by: Robert Sowa(Sowa Film)

・Distributed by: Marta Świątek(Krakow Film Foundation)

© Sowa Film

[ Comments on Awarding ] In this film, the three people in a love-triangle found the way to maintain stirring and flexible love.
AENIGMA

2016/9'24"

Country:Greece

・Directed by: Antonis Ntoussias, Aris Fatouros

・Produced by: Michael Sarantinos(STEFICON)

・Distributed by: Vassilis Konstandopoulos(STEFICON)

© STEFICON

It just is the greatest firework of surrealism! Bravo!
The Pocket Man

2016/7'26"

Country:Switzerland/France/Georgia

・Directed by: Ana Chubinidze

・Produced by: Corinne Destombes(Folimage)

© Folimage

[ Comments on Awarding ] The film makes us feel how cute and fun animation is. Thank you for this simple film.
Golden Oldies

2016/2'59"

Country:The Netherlands

・Directed/Produced by: Daan Velsink (Frame Order), Joost Lieuwma(Frame Order)

・Produced by: Joost Lieuwma , Daan Velsink

・Distributed by: Daan Velsink (Frame Order)

[ Comments on Awarding ] This film showing us, what years could do with people – and people with years! Elvis is not dead. He just smells bad! Viva Rock’n Roll!
The Lost Garden

2018/3'00"

Country:France

・Directed by: Natalia Chernysheva

・Produced by: tant mieux prod

・Distributed by: Autour de Minuit

© Tant Mieux Prod 2018

[ Comments on Awarding ] For the wonderful artistic expression of a poem through an animation.
BETWEEN THE SHADOWS

2018/13'24

Country:Portugal / France

・Directed by: Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães

・Produced by: Nuno Amorim(ANIMAIS AVPL), Vanessa Ventura(ANIMAIS AVPL), Jean-François Le Corre(VIVEMENT LUNDI!), Mathieu Courtois(VIVEMENT LUNDII), Pedro Medeiros(UM SEGUNDO FILMES)

・Distributed by: Salette Ramalho(AGENCIA-Portuguese Short Film Agency)

[ Comments on Awarding ] The cinematic arrangement and the remarkable set design works beautifully. The mood of the film noir “in an animated world” suggesting a strong message.
Manivald

2017/12'55"

Country:Croatia/Canada/Estonia

・Directed by: Chintis Lundgren (National Film Board of Canada)

・Produced by: Jelena Popovic (National Film Board of Canada), Draško Ivezić (Adriatic Animation), Chintis Lundgren (Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio)

・Distributed by: (excluding Europe) Nathalie Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)

© National Film Board of Canada

[ Comments on Awarding ] Manivald explores the mundane and routine life of a fox. The interdependency collapses when the routine is turned turns into upside down by a foxy outsider. Use of simple character design and movement makes us wonder what will happen next. The filmmaker throws a wrench in this early slow moving film into exciting twist – a clever twist indeed.
Special Prize
Threads

2017/8'48"

Country:Canada/Norway

・Directed by: Torill Kove (National Film Board of Canada)

・Produced by: Lise Fearnley (Mikrofilm AS), Tonje Skar Reiersen (Mikrofilm AS), Michael Fukushima (National Film Board of Canada)

・Distributed by: Nathalie Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)

© National Film Board of Canada

[ Comments on Awarding ] Beautiful in its simplicity both in character design and animation “Threads” explores an enduring bond that unites mother and child over a lifetime of love, learning and willing to let go into another parameter. Simple but incredibly powerful film.
Catherine

2016/11'51"

Country:Belgium

・Directed by: Britt Raes

・Produced by: Creative Conspiracy

・Distributed by: Luce Grosjean(Miyu Distribution)

[ Comments on Awarding ] Characters’ simple and beautiful movement, and the high-level quality are exceptional. This is the film worthy of the special prize.
Hate for Sale

2017/2'39"

Country:The Netherlands

・Directed/Produced by: Anna Eijsbouts

・Distributed by: Ursula van den Heuvel(KLIK Distribution)

© Anna Eijsbouts

[ Comments on Awarding ] The adaptation of a poem, beautifully animated, about consuming hate and devouring emotion.
Please Frog, just one sip

2017/9'50"

Country:South Africa

・Directed by: Diek Grobler(Fopspeen Moving Pictures)

・Produced by: Fopspeen Moving Pictures

© Fopspeen Moving Pictuires

[ Comments on Awarding ] For the funny animation suggesting a message of “Don’t drink it all by yourself, or you will regret it”
Cyclists

2018/7'21"

Country:Croatia/France

・Directed by: Veljko Popovic(Lemonade 3D / Krupni kadar)

・Produced by: Milivoj Popovic(Lemonade 3D / Krupni kadar), Veljko Popovic(Lemonade 3D/ Krupni kadar), Patrick Hernandez(Bagan Films), Lado Skorin(3D2D Animatori)

・Distributed by: Vanja Andrijevic(Bonobostudio)

© Lemonade3D, Bagan Films

[ Comments on Awarding ] If in the same film I can see ultra-fast cyclists, gorgeous asses and half-naked captains- It’s done! I am giving a prize.
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