'Easter Eggs', 'Archipel' in the 2021 Cinanima Festival Winners

'Easter Eggs', 'Archipel' in the 2021 Cinanima Festival Winners

'Easter Eggs', 'Archipel' in the 2021 Cinanima Festival Winners

'Easter Eggs' by Nicolas Keppens won the CINANIMA 2021 Grand Prix – Short Films / Espinho City Prize of the 2021 edition of CINANIMA – Espinho International Animation Film Festival.

In a small town, word goes around that Mister Ping’s exotic birds are on the loose. Two bored teenagers go on a quest to find them. During their adventure, they find that escaping daily life isn’t quite the same as escaping each other. Easter Eggs is a short animated film about finding extraordinary things in ordinary places.

Jury Statement: In this work with a unique trait and a disturbing narrative, we will accompany two friends in search of lost exotic birds, with an open cage serving as a catalyst for a series of events that will illustrate the interpersonal difficulties of adolescence, the cruelty that we can always succumb and a whole world of frustrated possibilities.

The Special Jury Prize was awarded to 'Obervogelgesang' by Ferdinand Ehrhardt and Elias Weinberger, a sensitive insight into racism in modern-day Germany through the emotional conflict of a young woman confronted with the heavy cultural heritage of Nazism .

Archipel by Felix Dufour-Laperriere took home the prize for Best Feature.

Half-invented documentary on Quebec and the islands of the St. Lawrence River, real or imaginary. Archipel is an animated feature film for two narrators, a film with a free drawing and a precise language that tells and dreams of a territory and its inhabitants, to say and dream a little about the world and the times - Film Synopsis

The following prizes were also awarded in the international competition:

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Obervogelgesang,  Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Elias Weinberger, Germany


BEST SHORT FILM AWARD – UP TO 5 MINUTES

Selection Process, Carla Pereira, Spain


BEST SHORT FILM AWARD – OVER 5 UP TO 24 MINUTES

Swipe, Arafat Mazhar, Pakistan


Honorable mention

  • Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic, Paul Bush,  Denmark
  • Forever, Mitch McGlocklin,  USA


BEST SHORT FILM AWARD – ANIMATION DOCUMENTARY

Maalbeek, Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis, France


Souvenir, Souvenir, Bastien Dubois, France


CINANIMA GRAND PRIZE 2021 – FEATURES

Archipel,  Felix Dufour-Laperriere, Canada


Honorable mention

  • Bob Cuspe – nós não gostamos de gente,  Cesar Cabral, Brazil


CINANIMA GRAND PRIZE 2021 – STUDENT FILMS | GASTON ROCH AWARD

Fall of the Ibis King, Mikai Geronimo, Josh O’Caoimh, Ireland


Honorable mention

  • White, Black and True Love, Angel Paternoster, Slovenia
  • The Edge, Zaide Kutay, Géraldine Cammisar, Switzerland
  • Coffin, Yuanqing Cai, Nathan Crabot, Houzhi Huang, Mikolaj Janiw, Mandimby Lebon, Theo Tran Ngoc, France


Audience Award:

Bob Cuspe – nós não gostamos de gente, César Cabral, Brazil


The following works were awarded in the national competition:

António Gaio Award – Best Film in the National Competition:

Seja como for, Catarina Romano


Honorable mention

  • Suspensão, Luís Soares
  • The Monkey, Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti, Xosé Zapata


Young Portuguese Filmmaker Award:

– In the category up to 18 years old

Desconstrução do Natal, Coletivo de Jovens da Escola do Cerco


Honorable mention:

  • Vírus da Felicidade,  Escola Básica e Secundária de Lousada Norte – Lustosa
  • Não há boa terra sem bom lavrador,  Alunos das EB1’s do Concelho de Montemor-o-Novo


– In the 18+ category

Sanctuary, Hugo Santos, Pedro Bilé, Diogo Costa, Tyffany Reis


Honorable mention:

  • Ouroboros,  Alexandre Marques, João Costa, João Figueiredo
  • Perspetiva, Gonçalo de Oliveira

The 45th Cinanima Festival took place 8-14 November in Espinho, Portugal.

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