The 38th edition of Cinanima, Europe’s third-oldest animation festival, took place November 10-16 in Espinho, Portugal.

The jury, comprised of Afonso Cruz (Portugal), Katariina Lillqvist (Finland), Rao Heidmets (Estonia), Olivier Vandersleyen (Belgium) and Bruno Collet (France), awarded the grand prize to the 14-minute Portuguese short Soot (Fuligem) by David Doutel and Vasco Sá. Exploring the historical importance of railways in Portugal through the eyes of one person, the just-completed short also won a best directing award for its directors.

Brazilian filmmaker Alê Abreu picked up both the best feature and audience award for his film Boy and the World.

A complete list of winners follows:

2014 Cinanima Winners

Grand Prize Cinanima
Soot (Fuligem) by David Doutel and Vasco Sá (Portugal)

Jury’s Special Award
Coda by Alan Holly (Ireland)

International Competition

Alves Costa Award for Best Short, up to 5 minutes
Je suis comme je suis by Marion Auvin (France)

Best Short, up to 5 minutes, Special Mention
Moi j’attends by Claire Sichez (France)

Best Short (5-24 minutes)
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit (Russia)

Best Short (5-24 minutes), Special Mention
La maison de Poussiére by Jean-Claude Rozec (France)

Gaston Roch Award—Graduation film
Deux amis by Natalia Chernysheva (France)

Graduation film, Special Mention
Wind by Robert Loebel (Germany)

Feature Films (more than 50 minutes)
Boy and the World by Ale Abreu (Brazil)

National Competition

Young Portuguese Director Award (under 18 years)
O Duque da Ribeira (The Duke of Ribeira) by Crianças das oficinas da ANILUPA da Associação de Ludotecas do Porto (Portugal)

Young Portuguese Director Award (under 18)—Special Mention
A Mulher Esqueto (The Skeleton Woman) by Colectivo Cineclube de Viseu (Portugal)

Young Portuguese Director Award (under 18)—Special Mention
Orchis Mirabilis by Colectivo de crianças e jovens de Abrantes, students of the 4th grade under the guidance of Tânia Duarte and Ícaro (Portugal)

Young Portuguese Director Award (over 18 years)
Foi o Fio (Once Upon a Thread) by Patrícia Figueiredo (Portugal)

Young Portuguese Director Award (over 18 years)—Special Mention
Kilamba by Barbara Oliveira (Portugal)

Young Portuguese Director Award (over 18 years)—Special Mention
Pass It On by Teresa Sofia Antune da Cruz (Portugal)

Antonio Gaio Award
Soot (Fuligem) by David Doutel and Vasco Sá (Portugal)

Animated Mermaid—Promotion Award

Avec le Temps by Iván Díaz Barriuso (Spain)

Il Bruco e la Gallina (Caterpillar and Hen) by Michaela Donini and Katya Rinaldi (Italy)

Le vélo de l’éléphant (The Elephant and The Bicycle) by Olesya Shchukina (France)

El Canto by Inès Sedan (France)

Broken Face (Sale Gueule) by Alain Fournier (Canada)

Le Sens du Toucher by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (France)

Audience Award

Boy and the World by Ale Abreu (Brazil)

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