Director: Sander Joon (Estonia)
This is an unconventional film that took us by surprise again and again with an impressive, raw and expressionistic style. It displays playful storytelling and a willingness to break barriers. It’s a provoking yet humorous film with a free spirit and artistic attitude that leaves you with a strange longing to smoke a cigarette and lick a rabbit…
As previously stated, the winner of the Grand Prix Award will be automatically nominated for the prestigious Cartoon d’Or award 2016.
Special Mention: Best Short
Title: Machine (2015)
Director: Sunit Parekh-Gaihede (Denmark)
The jury wants to reward this film for its ambitious art direction and the intriguing atmosphere it creates.
Title: Life with Herman H Rott (2015)
Director: Chintis Lundgren (Estonia)
This film has great subtlety, wit and a profound sense of character. The design and animation has a strong signature style and great timing, and the film insightfully describes the emotionally rich dynamic of a challenging relationship, with endearing offbeat humour.
Special Mention: Best Children’s Film
Title: Three Fools (2014)
Director: Peter Hausner & Snobar Avani (Denmark)
“This film is about the fact that it’s not good to be greedy. But they make cool structures.”
Best Children’s Film
Title: The Portrait (2014)
Director: Avgousta Zourelidi (Finland)
“We like stories about good and evil. This film is also funny. It’s cool that even a small bird can accomplish something great.”
Special Mention: Student Film
Title: Tsunami (Denmark)
Director: Sofie Kampmark
Tsunami earned this special mention for its impressive craftsmanship and the contemplative way it handles the story.
Best Student Film
Title: Parrot Away (2014)
Director: Mads Meidner (Denmark)
This student film is executed with great professionalism. It shows a strong talent for storytelling, combining character, story and design in a stylish and very entertaining way.
Special Mention: Commissioned Films
Title: Amnesty (2015)
Director: Andreas J Riiser. (Norway)
This film really packs a punch. With its serious topic, clear storytelling and spot-on animated icons combined with live action, it touches your heart and makes you want to take action.
Best Commissioned Film
Title: Profile film for RVTS Sør (2015)
Director: Hanne Berkaak (Norway)
Through using strong design to portray a difficult subject and telling the story using animated metaphors, the filmmakers have created both a beautiful work of art as well as an effective carrier of an important message. This film was unanimously decided upon as the winner.
Title: The Reward – Tales of Alethrion (2014)
Directors: Kenneth Ladekjaer and Mikkel Mainz Elkjær (Denmark)