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RobertoOrtiz
09-26-2006, 01:57 PM
The 2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival announced the winners of the official competition during the closing ceremonies held September 24th, 2006, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. They are as follows:

MERCURY FILMWORKS PRIZE FOR ANIMATED FEATURE
The Christies (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=44&Itemid=372)
Phil Mulloy
Spectre Films / UK

“While the Jury felt that the structure of the film was more suitable for a television series, they appreciate the uncompromisingly experimental approach and anarchistic dialogue and humour, never before seen in an animation feature.”

NELVANA GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT ANIMATION
Dreams & Desires: Family Ties (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=3&Itemid=374#817)
Joanna Quinn
Beryl Productions International Ltd / Wales, UK

“We admire the complexity and audacity of her draftsmanship, and the interesting use of her animated handheld camera.”

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST STUDENT ANIMATION
Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=11&Itemid=378#1478)
Stefan Mueller
FH Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences / Germany

“We admired this film because the second half is full of surprises. We enjoyed being hammered by the visual punch lines.”

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST COMMISSIONED ANIMATION
FedEx: Stick (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=5&Itemid=376#1459)
David Hulin
Framestore NY / USA

“We liked the story, style and animation. It made us laugh.”

ANIMATION SCHOOL SHOWREEL
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemburg
Germany

“The prize for the Animation School Competition goes to Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemburg of Germany for the high production values and stylistic diversity, creating a new standard of technical excellence in work produced by an educational institution.”


INDEPENDENT SHORT ANIMATION COMPETITION

Narrative Short Animation under 35 minutes
Here and There (Ici par ici) (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=3&Itemid=374#1947)
Obom
National Film Board of Canada / Canada

“How endearing and personal her story is; we enjoyed her simple, yet elegant visual style.”

Honourable Mention:
The Carnival of The Animals (Karneval Zvirat) (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=11&Itemid=378#1125)
Michaela Pavlatova
Negativ Film Productions / Czech Republic

“We enjoyed the film’s whimsical animated carnality and its unabashed joy.”

Experimental / Abstract Animation under 35 minutes
Jeu (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=3&Itemid=374#1946)
Georges Schwizgebel
Studio GDS, National Film Board of Canada & Télévision Suisse Romandes / Switzerland

“We responded to the McLaren-like celebration of colour and motion.”

Honourable Mentions:
Lightning Doodle Project [pikapika] (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=11&Itemid=378#1494)
Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno
Japan

“We admire the filmmakers' inventiveness and salute the improvisational quality of their drawing.”

Backyard Shadow (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=9&Itemid=377#1346)
Karl Staven
USA

“We responded to this film, an animation of rigor and complexity, sculpted out of a series of still images.”


STUDENT ANIMATION COMPETITION

Adobe Prize for Best High School Animation
Check (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=3&Itemid=374#2210)
Samuel MacKinnon
Bighead Productions / Canada

“We appreciated this film that combines graphic visualization with simple and satisfying storytelling from such a young filmmaker.”

Honourable Mention:
Black Box (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=11&Itemid=378#2023)
Hye Jin Park, Hyun Joo Song, Ji Na Yoon & Min Hee Jang
Korea Animation High School / South Korea

“It is great to see high school students working together. We liked its sense of humour.”

Undergraduate Animation
The Building (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=11&Itemid=378#1827)
Marco Nguyen, Pierre Perifel, Xavier Ramonede, Olivier Staphylas & Rémi Zaarour
GOBELINS, l'école de l'image / France

“We laughed at this modern twist of a Rube Goldberg chain of events.”

Graduate Animation
Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=11&Itemid=378#1478)
Stefan Mueller
FH Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences / Germany

“We admired this film because the second half is full of surprises. We enjoyed being hammered by the visual punch lines.”

Honourable Mention:
The Possum (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=9&Itemid=377#618)
Chris Choy
California Institute of the Arts / USA

“We responded to the precision of the limited animation. We believed in the characters - the acting felt motivated.”


COMMISSIONED ANIMATION COMPETITION

Promotional Animation
FedEx: Stick (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=5&Itemid=376#1459)
David Hulin
Framstore NY / USA

“We liked the story, style and animation. It made us laugh.”

Honourable Mention:
United Airlines: Dragon (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=9&Itemid=377#1708)
Jamie Caliri
Duck Studios / USA

“This film manages to have a poignant narrative, in just 45 seconds. We admired its use of cut out animation.”

Music Video
Jason Forrest: War Photographer (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=5&Itemid=376#2057)
Joel Trussell
USA

“We enjoyed its graphic style. It was refreshingly camp.”

Television Animation for Adults
Journey to the Disney Vault (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=5&Itemid=376#2124)
Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim & Glenn Steinmacher
USA

“We still can't believe this film was made, and we can't believe it was shown here. We laughed so hard it hurt.”


NEW MEDIA COMPETITION

Animation Short Made for the Internet
It’s JerryTime!: The Brute (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=81&Itemid=379#242)
Orrin Zucker
Ozone Inc. / USA

“The prize for the New Media Competition, an Animation Short Made for the Internet, goes to It’s JerryTime!: The Brute for its simplicity, humour, excellently written script and its successful utilization of the medium.”


ANIMATION MADE FOR CHILDREN

Kutoka Prize for Best Short Animation Made for Children
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=6&Itemid=380#55)
Michael Sporn
Michael Sporn Animation, Inc. / USA

“For telling a great story of a brave, courageous man that really held our interest.”

Collideascope Award for Television Animation for Children
Codename Kids Next Door: Operation L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E. (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=6&Itemid=380#1429)
Mr. Warburton
Curious Pictures / USA

“For being the most creative, with its funny, imaginative storyline and colourful animation.”

SPECIAL PRIZES

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA PUBLIC PRIZE (Voted by the Audience)
Jaime Lo - Small and Shy (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=6&Itemid=380#1900)
Lillian Chan
National Film Board of Canada / Canada

CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN ANIMATION
The Man Who Waited (L'homme qui attendait) (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=4&Itemid=375#1902)
Theodore Ushev
National Film Board of Canada / Canada

“For its bold graphic design and animation style as well as its original reworking of the Franz Kafka parable, the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation goes to Theodore Ushev’s The Man Who Waited.”

Honourable Mention:
Changing Evan (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=4&Itemid=375#258)
Steven Woloshen / Canada

“The Canadian Film Institute would also like to give an Honourable Mention to Steven Woloshen’s McLaren-esque Changing Evan.”


TELETOON CANADIAN STUDENT ANIMATION SCHOLARSHIP (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=279&Itemid=448)

Prizes of $5,000.00 for First Place, $3,000.00 for Second Place and $2,000.00 for Third Place are awarded in
each category.

Entrance Competition
1. Check (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#918) Samuel MacKinnon / Bighead Productions
2. Bruno (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#172) Aven Fisher
3. The Little Girl Who Stares (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#1465) Cleo Halfpenny


Continuing Education Competition
1. 2 (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#376) Kim Anderson / Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema & Quickdraw Animation Society
2. Umbrella Boy (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#813) Andrew Ross / Sheridan College & House of Cool
3. Pinch (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#550) Jody Kramer / Emily Carr Institute


Most Promising Student Competition
1. L’Or Rouge (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#1977) Kent Hugo / Sheridan College
2. Late Night Comedy (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#641) Chay Edry / Sheridan College
3. Animation Test Pilot (http://ottawa.awn.com/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=69&Itemid=386#460) Brad Kinley / Sheridan College




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