‘Bloeistraat 11’ and ‘Mirai’ Take Prime Prizes at Stuttgart

The six-day Worldwide Stuttgart Competition of Animated Movie got here to a profitable finish Sunday night, Could 5, with its grand Award Ceremony held contained in the Gloria 1 theatre. Bloeistraat 11, a Dutch and Belgian manufacturing by Nienke Deutz, took house the Grand Prix for finest animated quick movie, together with a money prize of 15,000 €. Mirai, from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, took house the AniMovie Award for the very best animated characteristic movie.  

Round 80,000 movie followers got here to the cinemas, the GameZone, quite a few particular occasions and, regardless of unhealthy climate with winterly temperatures, the open air on the Schlossplatz within the metropolis heart. The cinemas had been notably full this yr – the primary day of the competition attracted round twice as many spectators as final yr.

Managing Director Ulrich Wegenast commented, “The ITFS has proven greater than ever that it’s not solely a central place for technological innovation and movie artwork, but additionally a competition that brings collectively all kinds of individuals and positions to rejoice animation and democracy – simply as we think about Europe to be!” Managing Director Dieter Krauss added, “We’ve got as soon as once more succeeded in bringing the worldwide world of animation collectively in Stuttgart and in altering the state capital with its many company from all around the world noticeably and visibly throughout these six days and making it extra vibrant.”

Along with the various movie program with quick and have movies for adults and youngsters, In Persona displays by famend filmmakers and college and studio displays, the GameZone at Kunstgebäude confirmed the most recent video games developments. On Friday and Saturday, the band Der Plan introduced in two concert events how animations can be utilized for creative stage units. Business representatives may discover out concerning the newest enterprise fashions for animation and the mix of animation, expertise and popular culture. One among many highlights was the German Voice Actor Award with the nominees Aylin Tezel, Nellie Thalbach and Otto Waalkes in addition to Bernd Kohlhepp, Dodokay and Eric Gauthier at Renitenztheater.

The entire record of prize winners is as follows:

Grand Prix

State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Metropolis of Stuttgart Grand Award for Animated Movie with a money prize of 15,000 €

Bloeistraat 11

Director: Nienke Deutz

Belgium, Netherlands (2018)

Manufacturing: Lunanime

“The story of the friendship between two younger ladies, takes us again on a journey to our childhood and lets us virtually bodily re-live recollections. With an uncommon use of supplies, that are a elementary a part of the storytelling, and delicate design the director evokes a closeness of emotions all of us connect with. Pure and trustworthy, the movie creates the magical ambiance that solely cinema, in its finest manner, can obtain.”

Particular Point out

I’m going out for cigarettes

Director: Osman Cerfon

France (2018)

“In a recent mixture of daring graphics, absurd humor, a touching coming-of-age-story is advised, placing us contained in the lifetime of a up to date household utilizing stunning scenes. The director lets us empathize, in an expressive and edgy manner, with a younger boy who’s making an attempt to deal with the vacancy of a lacking father. We’re curious to see extra movies from this director.”

Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Movie

Award for the very best commencement movie with a money prize of 10,000 €, sponsored by MFG Movie Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg


Director: Tue Sanggaard

Manufacturing: The Animation Workshop

“We’re set right into a social remark situation that pushes us to face the underlying animal-like habits, that challenges our every day life in a managed civil atmosphere. The energetic character design and animation, contributes to this exact evaluation of primeval human instincts.”

SWR Viewers Award

With a money prize of 6,000 €, sponsored by SWR.

Thoughts My Thoughts

Director: Ground Adams

Netherlands (2019)

Manufacturing: CinéTé Filmproduktie

Younger Animation

Award for the very best studend movie with a money prize of two,500 €, donated by the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Wuerttemberg and MFG Movie Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg

Sounds Good

Director: Sander Joon

Estonia (2018)

Producer: Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn

“Artwork exhibitions, mushrooms and increase working are a singular mixture, even for animation. Sounds Good explores these under-appreciated subjects in a playful and experimental manner. The sound-driven movie connects an intriguing rhythmical montage with unconventional views and a diminished graphic color and style scheme. For us this sounds good. Seems good. Feels good, too.”

Particular Point out

It’s Moist!

Director: Alexis Godard, Nan Huang

France (2018)

Producer: Alexis Godard, Nan Huang


Award for the very best animated characteristic movie


Director: Mamoru Hosoda

Japan (2018)

Producer: Yuichiro Saito, Takuya Ito, Yuichi Adachi, Genki Kawamura, Nozomu Takahashi

“We want to thank everybody concerned with the competition for inviting the three of us to work collectively on this jury. First, we want to acknowledge each filmmaker who submitted a movie for consideration, and notably the ten whose movies we considered prior to now week. Each was a labor of affection and clearly born of a deep want to inform their story. We selected the movie Mirai No Mirai. We appreciated a lot the filmmakers inviting us into this house, and providing us the chance to observe this household develop collectively, and to assist us perceive our deep and human connection to those that got here earlier than us.”

FANtastic Award

The FANtastic Award with a money prize of 1,000 €. Donated by the Animation Household, essentially the most trustworthy followers of ITFS.

Bear with Me

Director & Producer: Daphna Awadish

Netherlands (2018)

Tips for Children

Award for the very best kids’s animated movie with a money prize of four,000 €, sponsored by Studio 100 Media | m4e

The Kite

Director: Martin Smatana

Czech Republic, Slovenia (2018)

Manufacturing: Bfilm

 “… as a result of it’s stunning. We preferred the way in which the topic of ageing and dying was introduced. The movie was unhappy, but it surely additionally provides braveness and reveals that beloved folks by no means actually depart us, however stay on by our recollections… maybe above the clouds, maybe with a dragon.”

German Animation Screenplay Award

Award for the very best German-language screenplay for an animated characteristic movie with a money prize of two,500 €, donated by Animation Media Cluster Area Stuttgart

“Aisha’s Mild” from Xavier Romero and Llorenç Español

“’Aisha’s Mild’ is a basic and on the similar time ever-so-current story about friendship and the bringing collectively of various religions and traditions. Additionally it is an action-packed journey which seeks to light up the display screen with the “fireworks of enlightenment” – and we’re very a lot wanting ahead to seeing it!”

German Voice Actor Award

Award for the very best German voice actor in an animated characteristic movie

Otto Waalkes in The Grinch

“Typically in animated movies one expects a firework of gags and overwhelming photographs – and The Grinch actually has that to supply -but right here, due to Otto’s artwork of language, fairly common and elementary questions of neighborhood and dwelling collectively are posed, which we’ve more and more misplaced recently.”

Germany’s Subsequent Animation Expertise

Award for a artistic, revolutionary challenge with a money prize for nominees and the winner in whole of 35,000 €, donated by Studio 100 Media GmbH | m4e AG

Juli auf dem Zauberberg from Elisabeth Jakobi

“Juli auf dem Zauberberg is filled with witty particulars and fascinating visible options, and the sequence captivates us by being near actuality and much from it on the similar time. That is all of the extra astonishing, because the outlandish characters have completely nothing to do with author Elisabeth Jakobi’s household atmosphere! The visible model, the primary scribbles and temper footage for Juli auf dem Zauberberg give us an concept of its worldwide potential, whereas the created life-world may function a blueprint for any German patchwork household. With its delicate humor, typically absurd storylines, and droll forged of characters, the sequence challenge by no means comes throughout as patronising or tiring. At each flip, new adventures and surprises await us, fascinating younger and outdated alike. And when Juli can overcome her concern of spiders alongside the course of the sequence too, it has a wonderful pedagogical aspect impact. However, similar as all the things else in Juli auf dem Zauberberg, it is a matter of sheer coincidence.”

Trickstar Enterprise Award

Award for revolutionary enterprise ideas within the subject of animation with a money prize of seven,500 €, donated by Verband Area Stuttgart

CoboStories from Copenhagen Bombay

CoboStories is an app and a bodily stand that permits lecturers and pedagogues to create cease movement motion pictures and digital books with kids and pupils. The software helps instructing in a artistic course of and is predicated on the 21st century studying abilities in addition to the “four C’s”: Creativity, Vital pondering, Collaboration and Communication. CoboStories, developed by the Danish media home Copenhagen Bombay, impressed us not solely with an exceptionally well-developed and scalable enterprise mannequin but additionally with an incredible product that’s price of promotion and assist. We notably admire CoboStories’ mission to sort out a socially related subject by providing kids a playful method to digital media that encourages creativity by a singular mixture of digital and bodily instruments. There isn’t a doubt in our minds that Sarita Christensen and her staff will lead CoboStories to the profitable future it’s deserving of.”

Particular Point out: Smosh Mosh from Kinky Udders 

Animated Video games Award Germany

Award for the very best animation primarily based German pc recreation, which is characterised by the very best visible design an aesthetics with a money prize of 5,000 €, donated by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg

Trüberbrook (Developer: btf GmbH, Florian Köhne, Writer: Headup GmbH)

Particular Point out: The Longing from Studio Seufz GbR and Anselm Pyta

“The diploma of innovation of the design is excellent. The nice and cozy, hand-made backdrops invite you to discover and linger. Above all, the handcrafted high quality of the backdrops used makes Trüberbrook *the* recreation of the yr.”

Arab Animation Discussion board Pitching Award

Traitors of the Eye from Abdelrahman Dnewar and Saad Dnewar

“The jury was impressed by the excessive normal of all tasks. We had been touched by all of the pitches and people tales the world must see. It was a troublesome selection however there was one story that actually moved us. Traitors of the Eye is a narrative of loss, identification and secrets and techniques, a private and but common exploration that claims rather a lot about households around the globe. It makes use of robust symbolism to convey a shifting message. We all know how difficult this can be for the creators, however we belief that their story must be advised.”

Loopy Horse Session – 48h Jam

Group China (ZiYi Jin, ZiQian Zhao) with Horse

Particular Point out: Group Libanon (Noura Kabbani, Louay Daoust) with TR1-X1

“The entire movies on this yr’s competitors are equally spectacular and it’s all the time a disgrace that there can solely be one winner. We want to firstly give a particular point out to Noura and Louay from Lebanon for his or her movie TR1-X1.

This yr’s successful entry goes to the staff from Beijing, China. The power of the story was matched by the talents of the artists. The movie was robust in content material, properly animated within the time allowed and the digital camera, timing and total storytelling actually stood out. Congratulations to Jin and Zhao!“

The following Worldwide Competition of Animated Movie in Stuttgart will happen April 30 to Could 5, 2019.

Supply: Stuttgart Worldwide Competition of Animated Movie

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