So our 20th birthday celebrations have come to an end and Bradford Animation Festival is over for another year. Congratulations to all our award winning film makers – your shiny Osgoods will be with you very soon!
We’ve loved having all of our guests, delegates and film makers here for the last five days and we hope you’ve enjoyed our very special 2013 edition. A very big thank you to Barry Purves for hosting our BAF awards night, our juries for all their hard work, our brilliant guests, and of course all of you who make BAF the best animation festival this side of Annecy.
Best professional film
Winner: Women’s Letters by Augusto Zanovello
It is an absorbing and poignant film, beautifully conceived and constructed with moments of real tenderness and drama. The jury almost forgot that they were watching a stop motion film.
Highly Commended: OBIDA by ANNA BUDANOVA
For its wonderful animation technique, superb drawing skill and overall design.
MARILYN MILLER by MIKEY PLEASE
HOLLOW LAND by MICHELLE AND URI KRANOT
FERAL by DANIEL SOUSA
Winner: Blackout by Sharron Mirsky
The subject offers a perfect vehicle for animation, with its warm and sympathetic depiction of a minor human drama treated simply but very effectively.
Highly Commended: CHOPPER by FREDERIK PALMAERS AND LARS DAMOISEAUX
A highly accomplished, technically excellent and beautifully simple film.
HABITAT by INA GEORGIEVA
ASTIGMATISMO by NIKOLAI TROSHINSKY
DRUNKER THAN A SKUNK by BILL PLYMPTON
Best Student Film
Winner: The Dewberry Empire by Christian Schlaeffer
The wonderful cinematography, characterisation and storytelling in the Dewberry Empire combined to capture a unique moment in time. A glimpse into the emotional extremes and limitless possibilities of a childhood world contained within a summer afternoon.
Special Mention: THE KIOSK by ANETE MELECE
Beautifully observed, impeccably structured with an engaging witty narrative.
Best Music Video
Winner: Autour du Lac by Noemie Marsily and Carl Roosens
This video really stood out from the others. The jury felt it was innovative, with spontaneous drawings capturing the experimental and discordant nature of the song.
Special Mention: KILLER MIKE, ‘REAGAN’, by DANIEL GARCIA AND HARRY TEITLEMAN
The jury felt there was a real synergy between the driving music and the powerful graphic style.
Winner: Rollin’ Safari by Kyra Buschor, Anna Habermehl and Constantin Paeplow
A well executed idea with a simple and effective use of CGI resulting in great characterisation in a series of hilarious visual gags.
Special Mention: PLAN INTERNATIONAL, ‘I’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE’, by SHONA HAMILTON, MARY MATHESON AND RAJ YAGNIK
Simple but powerful use of animation techniques and community involvement to communicate an important message.
Best Film for Children
Winner: Room on the Broom by Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
Perfect on so many levels – the rhythm, the spirit, the characterisation and technically excellent. A wonderful story – it was a joy to watch!
Best Film by Young Animators
Winner: My Bricknell by Pupils from Bricknell Primary School
The clever balance between the children’s voices and mixed media creates a moving and personal portrait of this school.
Special Mention: METHYR VIEWS by JANE HUBBARD
An unusual look at Merthyr as seen through the eyes of its young people. The original song gives an energy and dynamic to this lively film.