‘Flee’ and ‘Peel’ Take Top Cristal Awards at Annecy 2021


The 2021 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Mifa has just ended. A “battle” of an edition, according to CEO Mickaël Marin, that brought together more than 8,000 badge holders, half on-site. Despite the continuing challenges in the face of the continuing pandemic, professionals from and 96 countries and the local public finally celebration the eagerly-awaited 60th anniversary, which was postponed from last year.
Jury Award for a TV Series:
Japan Sinks: 2020 “The Beginning of the End”
Masaaki Yuasa
Japan
SCIENCE SARU INC.
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Jury Distinction:
La Traversée | The Crossing
Florence Miailhe
Germany, France, Czech Republic
LES FILMS DE L’ARLEQUIN, BALANCE FILM GMBH, MAURFILM S.R.O., XBO FILMS

VR WORKS
Cristal for Best VR Work:
Replacements (Penggantian)
Jonathan Hagard
Germany, Indonesia, Japan
KAMPUNG AYU
Jury Award for a Commissioned Film:
Hjelp, vi har en blind pasient | Help! We Have a Blind Patient
Robin Jensen
Norway
MIKROFILM AS
Contrachamp Award:
Bob Cuspe – Nós Não Gostamos de Gente | Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People
Cesar Cabral
Brazil
COALA FILMES
Cristal for a TV Production:
Vanille
Guillaume Lorin
France, Switzerland
FOLIMAGE, NADASDY FILM SARL
TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

Cristal for a Feature Film:
Flee
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden
SUN CREATURE STUDIO, FINAL CUT FOR REAL, VIVEMENT LUNDI !, MER FILMS, MOST FILM
COMMISSIONED FILMS
CONTRACHAMP
Jury Distinction – “Special Distinction for Direction”:
Affairs of the Art
Joanna Quinn
United Kingdom, Canada
BERYL PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD., ONF – OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA

GRADUATION FILMS
Cristal for a Graduation Film:
Hippocampus | Hippocampe
Zehao Li
China
CHINA ACADEMY OF ART
After consistently supporting a feature film presented at the WIP (Work in Progress) since 2014 at Annecy, the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution is from now on awarding a Feature Film in the Official Competition. Presented by esteemed actor André Dussollier, this prize was given to Haut et Court, the French distributor of Flee, to enable them to organize several specific promotional actions for the film’s release in cinema theatres.
Jury Award:
Easter Eggs
Nicolas Keppens
Belgium, France, Netherlands
ANIMAL TANK, KA-CHING CARTOONS, MIYU PRODUCTIONS
“JEAN-LUC XIBERRAS” Award for a First Film:
Hold Me Tight
Mélanie Robert-Tourneur
Belgium, France
VIVI FILM, LA CLAIRIÈRE PRODUCTION
“Off-Limits” Award:
Tunable Mimoid
Vladimir Todorovic
Australia
HOOPSNAKE STUDIO
Jury Award:
Ma famille afghane | My Sunny Maad
Michaela Pavlátová
Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS, NEGATIV S.R.O., BFILM, LTD.
Cristal for a Short Film:
Écorce | Peel
Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney
Switzerland
DOK MOBILE
Contrachamp Jury Distinction:
Archipel | Archipelago
Félix Dufour-Laperriére
Canada
EMBUSCADE FILMS
FEATURE FILMS



Gan Foundation Award for Distribution:Flee
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden
SUN CREATURE STUDIO, FINAL CUT FOR REAL, VIVEMENT LUNDI !, MER FILMS, MOST FILM
Jury Distinction – “Oustanding Art Direction”:
La Confiture de papillons | Butterfly Jam
Shih-Yen Huang
France, Taiwan
ENSAD – ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS


This year, in a ceremony held at the Festival, hosted by Marin and festival director Marcel Jean, Annecy 2021 handed out the following 20 awards:
Jury Award:
Avant
Marcell Mostoha
Hungary
MOME – MOHOLY-NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN
SHORT FILMS
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Jury Award for a TV Special:
Mum Is Pouring Rain
Hugo de Faucompret
France
LAÏDAK FILMS, DANDELOOO

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Cristal for a Commissioned Film
Kai “A Little Too Much”
Martina Scarpelli
USA