25. September 2016 Johannes Wolters

Riesenglückwunsch: Evgenia Gostrer gewinnt Auszeichnung beim Trickfilmfestival in Ottawa

Evgenia Gostrer aus München gewinnt beim renommierten kanadischen Trickfilmfestival OIAF den Walt Disney Animation Award for Best Graduation Animationresizedimage200200-gostrer_evgenia

Die Jury begründete dies folgendermaßen:

„Subtle but very beautiful. Surprising narrative and emotional impact was achieved by minimalist technique … a touching story about everyday life of a member of society that is often invisible.“

Evgenia was born 1981 in Woronesh, Russia and moved to Germany at the age of 15. She studied design in Munich and animation at the School of Art and Design in Kassel, where she graduated in 2015. Evgenia is passionate about animating with clay, dancing and documentary films.

 

Hier die Pressemitteilung des OIAF mit allen Gewinnern:

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA – OIAF ANNOUNCES 2016 COMPETITION WINNERS

The 40th Anniversary of the OIAF features a number of Canadian prize winners.

OTTAWA (September 24, 2016) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, announced the winners of its 2016 Official Competition today at an awards ceremony held at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. This year, the OIAF received a total of 2311 entries from 86 different countries. Of those, 80 short films and 7 feature films were chosen for competition.

The Nelvana Grand Prize for Independent Short went to Diane Obomsawin’s J’AIME LES FILLES (I LIKE GIRLS), a colourful series of narratives where women recount the discovery of homosexual desire in short, sweet vignettes. The Grand Prize for Features went to LOUISE EN HIVER, directed by Jean-François Laguionie who won a Grand Prize at the OIAF in 1982 with La traversée de l’Atlantique à la rame.

This year’s Short, Feature and Kids Competition screenings were judged by 3 official juries. The Competition Short Jury included animator Ann Marie Fleming (Canada), Brooke Keesling (USA) – Director of Animation Talent Development at Disney Television Animation, and Sarina Nihei (Japan), animator and winner of the OIAF 2015 Grand Prize for Short Animation. The Competition Feature Jury includes animation historian Giannalberto Bendazzi (Italy), former Grand Prize winner and animator Peter Millard (UK), and animation director and optical effects specialist Elise Simard (Canada). The third jury is comprised of Ottawa-area children between the ages of 8 and 12 who judge the Shorts and Series for Young Audiences Competition.

A selection of the Festival’s award-winning films will be screened on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. in the BEST OF OIAF 16 screening at the ByTowne Cinema (325 Rideau Street). Tickets are available online at www.animationfestival.ca and will be sold at the Box Office.

 

OIAF 2016 AWARDS

 

Nelvana Grand Prize for Independent Short Animation

J’AIME LES FILLES (I LIKE GIRLS)

Diane Obomsawin

Canada

2016

FROM THE JURY

„Fresh, funny, sweet. We were delighted by the charming coming of age tales, told from different perspectives. The vignettes were strong. The design and colours were excellent. Simple, lovely animation.“

 

Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature

LOUISE EN HIVER

Jean-François Laguionie

France & Canada

2016

 

Honourable mention

CAFARD, Jan Bultheel (Belgium/France/The Netherlands)

 

CATEGORY AWARDS

 

Cartoon Network Award for Best Narrative Short Animation

L’AVEUGLE, VAYSHA (BLIND VAYSHA)

Theodore Ushev

Canada

2016

FROM THE JURY

“A beautiful retelling of an old world tale with contemporary relevance. It had an interesting and moving message. The stylized woodblock prints were beautiful.“

 

Award for Best Experimental or Abstract Animation

SUIJUN-GENTEN (DATUM POINT)

Ryo Orikasa

Japan

2015

 

FROM THE JURY

„Loved the texture. The granularity of the sound and medium had a visceral quality. Poetic beauty and integration of text, texture and sound. It was mysterious. I don’t know what it was… but I was moved.“

 

Award for Best Undergraduate Animation

CIALO OBCE (FOREIGN BODY)

Marta Magnuska

Poland

2016

 

FROM THE JURY

„A unique story. A mesmerizing metaphor for self-acceptance. Raw sound design was delightfully disturbing.“

 

Walt Disney Animation Award for Best Graduation Animation

FRANKFURTER STR. 99

Evgenia Gostrer

Germany

2016

 

FROM THE JURY

„Subtle but very beautiful. Surprising narrative and emotional impact was achieved by minimalist technique … a touching story about everyday life of a member of society that is often invisible.“

 

Award for Best Commissioned Animation

HONDA ‘PAPER’

PES

USA

2015

 

FROM THE JURY

„A tour de force. The handmade qualities stood out. Appreciated the complex planning and execution of this brilliant piece.“

 

Award for Best Short Film Made for Young Audiences

THREE LITTLE NINJAS DELIVERY SERVICE

Karim Rhellam & Kim Claeys

Belgium

2016
Honourable Mentions

ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS, CALAMITIES, James Cunningham (New Zealand)
NOVEMBRE, Marjolaine Perreten (France)

 

Award for Best Animated Series Made for Young Audiences

SHAUN THE SHEEP ‘THE FARMER’S LLAMAS’

Jay Grace

UK

2015

 

Honourable Mentions
SUMMER CAMP ISLAND, Julia Pott (USA)

HEY DUGGEE ‘THE OMLETTE BADGE’, Grant Orchard (2015)

 

CRAFT AWARDS

 

Award for Best Script

FIRED ON MARS

Nick Vokey and Nate Sherman

USA

2016

FROM THE JURY

„Clever and funny… and kind of sad.“

 

Award for Best Design

THE ABSENCE OF EDDY TABLE

Rune Spaans

Norway

2016

FROM THE JURY

„Grotesque and beautiful. Amazing to see painting style translated into CG. Appreciated the sophisticated colour palettes and the unique character design.“

 

Award for Best Animation Technique

VELODROOL

Sander Joon

Estonia

2015

FROM THE JURY

„Inventive use of perspective. Great sight gags – unique and not your typical go-to. Does what animation does best – transforms. Loved the sparse colours and design.“

 

Award for Best Sound

SQUAME

Nicolas Brault

Canada

2015

 

FROM THE JURY

„Powerful, dramatic, enveloping, moving. Surprising developments for this piece: We found ourselves enveloped in the perfect marriage of sound and picture. Dramatic as the sounds and story moved. Pleasantly surprised that it was the body was made of sugar.“

 

 

OTHER AWARDS

 

DHX Public Prize

FIRED ON MARS

Nick Vokey and Nate Sherman

USA

2016

 

Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation

BLIND VAYSHA

Theodore Ushev

Canada

Narrative Short Animation

 

Honourable mentions

4MIN15 SEC AU REVELATEUR, Moia Jobin-Paré

BEGONE DULL CARE, Paul Johnson

 

VIA Rail Award for Best Canadian Student Animation

NIHIL

Khoebe Magsaysay

Sheridan College

2016

 

Honourable Mentions

DER TOD IST EIN DANDY, Daniela Vargas (Vancouver Film School)

THE CLITORIS, Lori Malepart-Traversy (Concordia)

DE RACINES ET DE CHAINES, Francis Lacelle & Robert M Lepage (INIS)

BOUNCING BLUNDERS, William Martin (Sheridan College)

 

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ABOUT THE OIAF

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976.  OIAF is an annual five-day event bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub and attracting more than 28,000 artists, producers, students and animation fans from around the world. This year’s OIAF runs September 21 – 25, 2016. Visit the OIAF website at: www.animationfestival.ca.

 

For more information, interviews, press materials, photos, please contact Brittany Mumford, Media Coordinator for OIAF by e-mail (media@animationfestival.ca).

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Comment (1)

  1. Janne Weinzierl

    Wie herrlich, dass die subtile und schöne Arbeit von Evgenia Gostrer hier ausgezeichnet wird. Ich gratuliere der Jury zu dieser Wahl. die anderen ausgezeichneten Arbeiten kenne ich leider noch nicht, aber das wird nachzuholen sein.

    Janne Weinzierl

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