Check out the animation winners of the 3rd Craft International Animation Festival 2021.

CRAFT International Animation Fesitval propagates a celebration of craftsmanship and talent, but also communication with authenticity, diversity and physicality.  This edition was organized online ihe whole South-East Asia region.

The festival  involves both an international and a Southeast Asian competition. 46 films had already been selected in the International Competition (Stop-Motion and Traditional Techniques in Animation), 19 films in the Southeast Asia Competition of Short Animation, 10 films in the International Shorts for Kids Competition, and 7 films in the Southeast Asia shorts for kids (non-competition programme)

Here are the winners of its 3rd edition (and the associated jury statements): 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF TRADITIONAL/CLASSICAL & STOPMOTION ANIMATION

Professional Craft Award for the Best Professional Movie
“The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr. Jay”, Director: Bruno Caetano Production: COLA – Colectivo Audiovisual (Portugal)

A movie that paid so much attention to elements of stop-motion such as the set, cinematography, and smooth puppets animation, while addressing a very important subject matter.


Strong Craft Basis Award for the Best Student Movie
“The Deceased”, Director: Avishai Simchovitch, Keren Or Zelingher (Israel)

A musical that speaks to the peculiar state of humans in balancing selfcare and taking care of others, with very detailed abstractive expressions. Its musical format takes away the seriousness and makes us think about it objectively. 

Audience Award in International Competition
“DARWIN’S NOTEBOOK”, Director:Georges Schwizgebel Production: GDS STUDIO, RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE (Switzerland)

Special Mention for Stop Motion Technique
“TIO”, Director:Juan Medina Production: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Mexico (Mexico)

Excellent cinematography, background and puppets; craftsmanship and technology coming together. A film that is excellent in production.

Special Mention for Taking Environmental Issues
"The Isle of Trashes”, Directed & Produced by: Ji Won Choi (Republic of Korea)

A very thoughtful movie with incredible sets, addressing one of the world’s major issues.

Special Mention for Taking or Social Issues
“SHAME”, Director: Paz del Carre de la Portilla Production: UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS (UCA) FARNHAM (Spain)

A documentary that represents a social issue very well. A dramatic irony where the audience can see what the adults cannot see in the children’s world.

SOUTHEAST ASIA COMPETITION OF SHORT ANIMATIONS


Professional Craft Award for the Best Professional Movie in Southeast Asia Competition
“JUREN”, Director: Henry & Harry Zhuang (Zhuang Brothers) Production: Weaving Clouds Pte Ltd (Singapore)

A school of fishes is washed up on a barren island. While the other fishes choose to swim back to the sea, one redfish decides to venture deeper into the barren island. Inspired by Tan Swie Hian's poem '巨人'.

A chaos and trauma that symbolically brought across by the use of recycled materials in a stop-motion movie.

Strong Craft Basis Award for the Best Student Movie in Southeast Asia Competition
“Ambulance”, Directors & Producers: Ashariah Shofura Wijaya, Febryo Valentino (Indonesia)

A well presented animation with a good story of an important issue of the country, and a unique choice of technique.

Southeast Asia Audience Award in Southeast Asia Competition

“IAMANNIKA”, Director: Dan Verzosa Production:Tuklaw Films (Philippines)

Polish Audience Award in Southeast Asia Competition

“JUREN”, Director: Henry & Harry Zhuang (Zhuang Brothers) Production: Weaving Clouds Pte Ltd (Singapore)


Special Mention for 2D Animation Technique in Southeast Asia Competition
“KUA BO”, Director: Qing Sheng Ang Production: AQUEOUS FILMS (Singapore)

A movie with a high level skill of 2D animation.

Special Mention for Taking Social Issues in Southeast Asia Competition
“STRANGE OCCURRENCES: BUKIT BULABU”,  Directors: Wong Shi Teng, Yeo Jia Min Gloria, Hana Lee Production: School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

A professional and entertaining movie addressing human behaviour toward fake news. A good example of how animation should go in a new direction, also showing how animators should be taught proper film production.

SHORTS FOR KIDS COMPETITION

Best Short Animation for Kids
“EATEN”, Director: Mohsen Rezapour Production: DOCUMENTARY and EXPERIMENTAL FILM CENTER (DEFC), JIBI STUDIO (The Islamic Republic of Iran)

A movie that created likeable characters for kids with clean, polished and well made artworks, by successfully combining traditional and digital technique.

Special Jury Mention in Shorts for Kids Competition

“ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL”, Director: Tatiana Okruzhnova Production: SOYUZMULTFILM ANIMATION STUDIO (Russia)

A movie with a very entertaining treatment, and a music theme that is easy for a child to follow through. So much so that jury members decided to give a Special Jury Mention in Shorts for Kids Competition

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