The Slovakian film The Last Bus and the Spanish feature film Wrinkles crowned the awards of the 19th International Animation Festival in Stuttgart. See all the winners.
More than 80.000 persons were in the vibrant atmosphere of the 19th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films.
The Last Bus, the hybrid animation/pixillation and live action tale of hunting season and a bus with their passenger, directed by Martin Snopek and Ivana Lauĉiková won the Grand Prize of the festival.
Best graduation film was awarded to the black-and-white German film HELDENKANZLER (dir. Benjamin Swiczinsky), about the Austrian dictator Engelbert Dollfuss.while the audience award also went to Germany and the film Atlas (dir. Aike Arndt, 2011).
The Estonian Ülo Pikkov won the Meckatzer Lena-Weiss-Award for his 2010 stop-motion form, Body Memory. The AniMovie award for the best feature film went to the Spanish drama about the elderly (and Goya-awarded), Wrinkles [review].
See the full list of winners
* Grand Prix
State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and City of Stuttgart. 15.000 Euro
POSLEDNY AUTOBUS (THE LAST BUS), Slovakia 2011
Director: Martin Snopek, Ivana Lauĉiková
* Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film
Award for the best graduation film. 10.000 Euro sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Director: Benjamin Swiczinsky
* SWR Audience Award
6.000 Euro sponsored by Südwestrundfunk SWR
Director: Aike Arndt
* Meckatzer Lena-Weiss-Award
5.000 Euro sponsored by Meckatzer Löwenbräu
Director: Ülo Pikkov
Award for the best student film. 2.500 Euro sponsored by the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg (LfK) and the MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg
THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD
Director: Will Anderson
Award for the best animated feature film 2.500 Euro sponsored by SUPER RTL ARRUGAS (Wrinkles), Spain 2011, Director: Ignacio Ferreras
Tricks for Kids
* Award for the best children's animated film
4.000 Euro sponsored by Nickelodeon
ZING, Germany 2011 , Director: Kyra Buscho, Cynthia Collins
* Award for the best animated series for children
2.500 Euro sponsored by Studio 100 Media GmbH
MIA AND ME: TALKING TO UNICORNS, Germany 2011, Director: Gerhard Hahn
Cartoons for Teens, 2.500 Euro sponsored by Nippon Art
BOTANICAL NIGHTMARE, UK 2011, Director: Thomas Lucas
German Screenplay Award 2.500 Euro sponsored by Telepool GmbH: "Fritzi war dabei" by Beate Völcker
Animated Fashion Award (2.000 Euro sponsored by Breuninger)
"Reflexion", France 2012,Director: Planktoon, Yoshi Tamura
German Voice Actor Award 2.500 Euro: Andrea Sawatzki, "Der gestiefelte Kater" (Jill), Paramount, USA 2011
Animated Com Award
Awards for applied animation in the field of advertising and technology
* Category Advertising + Main Prize
Clover "Way Better"
Shy the Sun, Strange Beast
Main Prize Award: 5.000 Euro sponsored by Fraunhofer IPA
Category Advertising Award: 2.500 Euro sponsored by Mackevision Medien Design GmbH
* Category Technologie
Red Bull Music Academy World Tour
Pete Candeland, Passion Pictures
Award: 2.500 Euro sponsored by KSPG AG
* Category Communication in Space
Magic Box - State Grid Pavillion
Prof. Uwe Brückner, Atelier Brückner GmbH
Award: 2.500 Euro sponsored by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart
* Category Special Award: Mercedes-SL Black, Owen Trevor, Passion Raw
Award: 2.500 Euro sponsored by Daimler AG, 48h Animation Jam – Crazy Horse Session: Trixi Goes to the Moving Pictures, Kristen Campbell & Sitji Chou (Canada)