The 2009 Annecy International Animation Festival wrapped up a few hours ago in Annecy, France. Here is the link to the complete list of winners. Top prize for short film, the Annecy Cristal, was awarded to the Swedish film Slavar (Slaves), a CG piece about Sudanese children forced to work as slaves. A special distinction for short film went to David OReilly’s Please Say Something and the Audience Award was awarded to PES’s Western Spaghetti.
The Annecy Cristal for feature film was divided between two films: Henry Selick’s Coraline and Adam Elliot’s Mary and Max. Audience award for feature film went to Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey’s Brendan and the Secret of Kells.
Other notable awards include Cristal for best TV production to Alexey Alexeev’s Log Jam, best TV Special to Philip Hunt’s Lost and Found, music video to Karni & Saul’s “Float” for Flogging Molly, and best graduation film to Carlo Vogele’s For Sock’s Sake.