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‘The Breadwinner’

Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner received three prizes at the Annecy International Animation Festival (which ran June 11-16).

Scroll down for full list of winners

The film picked up the jury award and the audience award in the competition section, as well as the best original music for a feature film prize from the special awards. It is based on Deborah Ellis’ novel and follows a young Afghan girl living in a Kabul, a city under siege.

Best feature film went to Denis Do’s Funan, about a Cambodian family torn apart by the reign of the Khmer Rouge and featuring the voices of Berenice Bejo and Louis Garrel.

The jury also awarded a distinction prize to Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña’s fantastical Chilean tale The Wolf House (La Casa Lobo). 

This year’s competition jury members were Brazilian writer-director Alê Abreu (The Boy And The World); French singer and composer Emily Loizeau; and Dan Sarto, publisher and editor-at-large of animation website and magazine Animation World Network.

The awards were staggered across two days, with 13 special prizes on Friday June 15 and the competition winners the following day. 

Annecy 2018 winners

Feature films

  • Feature film - Funan
  • Jury award - The Breadwinner
  • Jury distinction - The Wolf House
  • Audience award - The Breadwinner

Short films

  • Best short film - Bloeistraat 11
  • Jury award - Weekends
  • Jean-Luc Xiberras award for first film - Egg
  • Jury award - Cyclists
  • Off-Limits award - Boy Transcoded From Phosphene / An Excavation Of Us (tied
  • Audience award - Weekends

TV & commissioned films

  • TV production - PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems ’Yellow Flower’, ‘Hello Nice To Meet You’
  • Jury award for a TV special - The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking
  • Jury award for a TV series - We Bare Bears ‘Panda’s Art’
  • Commissioned film - Leica ’Everything In Black And White
  • Jury award - Mark Lotterman ‘Happy’

Graduation films

  • Graduation film - Barbeque
  • Jury award - Inanimate
  • Jury distinction - Hybrids

Special prizes

  • City of Annecy award - Butterflies
  • André Martin special distinction for a French short film - La Chute
  • André Martin award for a French short film - This Magnificent Cake
  • André Martin award for a French feature film - The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales
  • Short film award - Happiness
  • Distribution award - The Swallows Of Kabul
  • Best original music for a feature film - The Breadwinner
  • Best original music for a short film - Cadavre Exquis
  • FIPRESCI award - La Chute
  • Young audience award - Vivat Musketeers!
  • Junior jury award for a short film - The Death, Dad & Son
  • Junior jury award for a graduation film - Inanimate
  • Festivals Connexion award - Bloeistraat 11

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