First Animation Nominees and Winners of Holland Animation Film Festival
The nominated films for the Grand Prix for Dutch Animation were announced by the 19th Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht.
- Andrej by Julia Veldman. In Andrej, Andrei Ivanovich is astonished when the water he spits into suddenly turns black. Instantly, his world is turned topsy-turvy.
- De Staat: Witch Doctor by Floris Kaayk/ Studio Smack (NL). The film is the official music video for De Staat. With a mesmerising performance in an ash-grey environment, abundant special effects, steroids and a spectacular mass choreography.
- Zeezucht (Jonas and the Sea) by Marlies van der Wel. In Zeezucht, a boy stakes everything to pursue his dream: find a place to call home. He would love to swim with the fish and builds a smart device to dive with.
Melting POP by Alexandre Dubosc (France) is the 2016 HAFFTube winner, an international web competition. It is a highly original stop-motion film featuring a chocolate cake.
Holland Animation Film Festival takes place 16-20 March 2016 in Utrecht.