The Last Bus, Wrinkles crown the 19th Stuttgart Animation Festival

 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

International Competition

* Grand Prix

State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and City of Stuttgart. 15.000 Euro


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.


Germany 2011

Director: Benjamin Swiczinsky

* SWR Audience Award

6.000 Euro sponsored by Südwestrundfunk SWR


Germany 2011

Director: Aike Arndt

* Meckatzer Lena-Weiss-Award

5.000 Euro sponsored by Meckatzer Löwenbräu


Estonia 2011

Director: Ülo Pikkov

Young Animation

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


UK 2011

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)



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