The Sense of Touch, The Bigger Picture took home the main prizes of the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
Le sens du toucher (The Sense of Touch) byJ ean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (produced by Folimage, France) was the big winner (Grand Prix) in the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), which witnessed over 1,000 films in about 200 single events
The film details beautifully and with narrative vigour a love story in the absence of speech.
The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs (NFTS, UK) got one more award at an international animation festival, winning the Lotte Reiniger Award for Animated Film, while UK grabbed also the Audience Award for One of a Kind by Rok Predin.
The feature movie award (Animovie) was given to Resan till Fjäderkungens Rike" / "Beyond Beyond", Sweden by Esben Toft Jacobsen, with Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore) getting a special mention.
The Animated Com Awards for applied animation were again a separate festival section, with its own awardees.
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Grand Prix (15,000 euros, sponsored by the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the City of Stuttgart)
"Le sens du toucher" / "The Sense of Touch" Directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, France 2014
Production: Folimage Studio, La Fabrique Production, Nadasdy Film
Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film (10,000 Euros, sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg)
"The Bigger Picture", United Kingdom 2013, Directed by Daisy Jacobs, Animation: Daisy Jacobs & Christophe Wilder, Production: NFTS – National Film and Television SchoolSWR Audience Award (6,000 Euros)
SWR Audience Award (6,000 Euros)
"One of a Kind", Great Britain 2014, Directed by Rok Predin
Mention s „Light Motif", France 2014, Directed by Frédéric Bonpapa
"Pul de Somn" / "Baby Nap", Romania 2014, Directed by Paul Muresan
Award for the best student film (2,500 Euros, sponsored by Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Wuerttemberg (LfK) and MFG Film)
"Cup no naka no koushi" / "My Milk Cup Cow", Japan 2014, Directed by Yantong Zhu, Production: Tokyo University of the Arts
Award for the best animated feature film
"Resan till Fjäderkungens Rike" / "Beyond Beyond", Sweden / Denmark 2014, Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen, Production: Copenhagen Bombay
"Song of the Sea", Ireland, Luxemburg, Belgium, France, Denmark 2014, Directed by Tomm Moore
TRICKS FOR KIDS
Award for the best children's animated short film 4,000 Euros, supported by Studio 100 Media GmbH
"Neige" / "Snow", France 2014, Directed by Antoine Lanciaux & Sophie Roze, Production: Folimage Studio
Award for the best animated series for children supported by ReedMIDEM/MIPJunior
"Cleo", Spain 2013, Directed by Ana Sánchez-Gijón
TELE 5 "LEIDER GEIL" AWARD (2,500 Euros, sponsored by TELE 5)
„Light Motif", France 2014, Directed by Frédéric Bonpapa
ANIMATED COM AWARD
Awards for the best applied animation in the fields of advertising, technology and spatial communication, Sponsored by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart, Daimler AG, U.I. Lapp GmbH
Main prize (2,500 Euros, sponsored by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart)
"League of Legends: Warriors", France 2013, Directed by Arnaud & Jérôme (Passion Pictures), Riot Games
"Nike Mercurial Superfly IV", Great Britain 2014, Directed by Manvsmachine, Nike
"Ghost Peloton", Great Britain 2014, Directed by Mark Huskisson, NVA Phoenix Dance Theatre
Category Spatial Communication
"smart - traffic light", Germany 2014, Directed by Marten Persiel (Bigfish Filmproduktionen GmbH), Smart
Category Special Award of Daimler AG: " Future needs Derivation – Individual Mobility"Mobility " (2,500 Euros, sponsored by Daimler AG)
Driving, USA 2014, Directed by Nate Theis
Category Special Prize Lapp Connected Award (2,500 Euros, sponsored by U.I. Lapp GmbH)
"Pass It On", Portugal 2014, Directed by Teresa Cruz
48H ANIMATION JAM – CRAZY HORSE SESSION
Live competition award
Victor Collado, Maria Torregrosa Domenech (Spain)
In co-operation with M.A.R.K. 13, Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK) and MFG Film Funding Baden- Wuerttemberg
GERMAN SCREENPLAY AWARD (2,500 Euros, sponsored by Telepool GmbH)
"Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt" by Jan Berger
GERMAN VOICE ACTOR AWARD
Ralf Schmitz as Dwarf Sunny, "7th Dwarf"
ARAB ANIMATION FORUM 2015 (in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung)
Waref Abu Quba and Kevork Mourad, „Four Acts for Syria", Syria
ITFS witnessed about 80,000 visitors and 80 cooperation partners this year. Open air cinema at Schlossplatz, special events like GamesFlash, a flashmob of the Stuttgart Opera as well as the various offers at Festival Garden complimented the various festival activities.
Awardees 2015 ITFS (c. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film)