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The 2016 Annecy festival awarded its Special prizes on Friday, 17 June. See all winners.

For the third year in a row, the Annecy festival  Special Prizes were distributed in front of the Mayor of Annecy, Jean-Luc Rigaut, during a ceremony that was held today at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall.

10 Prizes were awarded. The youth jury members were Ines Daldoul (9) and Sara Ben Ayed (11), from the DigiArt Living Lab Tunis-Nabeul, and Alyssa Henenne (11) and Léonie Renut (11), from the Atelier de cinéma d'animation d'Annecy et de Haute-Savoie.


Festivals Connexion Jury Distinction – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma

Moms on Fire, Joanna Rytel, ALTOFILM ABm Sweden

Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma

Decorado, Alberto Vázquez, UNIKO. Spain, France

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Prix Festivals Connexion – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma: "Decorado", Alberto Vázquez Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film

The Alan Dimension, Jac Clinch, NFTS – NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL, United Kingdom

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 Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film: "The Alan Dimension", Jac Clinch Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

Junior Jury Award for a Short Film

Vaysha, l'aveugle > Blind Vaysha,Theodore Ushev, ONF – OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADAm Canada

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Junior Jury Award for a Short Film:  Blind Vaysha, Theodore Ushev Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

According to the jury, the film takes an interesting approach to questioning the way we look at the world. Despite its at times melancholy tone, Blind Vaysha ultimately imparts a sense of hope, encouraging us to live in the present.

 FIPRESCI Award

How Long, Not Long, Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot, DANSK TEGNEFILM 2 APS, THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP, Denmark

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Award: "How Long, Not Long", Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

André-Martin Award for a 2015 French Feature Film

Adama, Simon Rouby, NAIA PRODUCTIONS, PIPANGAÏ PRODUCTION, France

André-Martin Award for a French Short Film

Peripheria, David Coquard-Dassault,AUTOUR DE MINUIT, SCHMUBY PRODUCTIONS, France

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Peripheria

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

White Fang > Croc-Blanc, Alexandre Espigares, SUPERPROD, ONCE UPON, BIG BEACH, France, Luxembourg

Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM

Beast!, Pieter Coudyzer, S.O.I.L., Belgium

"CANAL Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film

3/4 oz, Pierre Grillère, Romain Peyronnet, EMCA - ÉCOLE DES MÉTIERS DU CINÉMA D'ANIMATION, France