The jury of the Annecy festival this year rewarded the Franco-Scandinavian film “Flee”, an animated documentary devoted to the life of a former Afghan refugee who became a university professor in Denmark.
The Annecy 2021 festival is (already) over! At the end of an edition rich in surprises, the jury returned its final verdict by awarding the awards for Best Feature Films to documentary Flee and Brazilian stop-motion film Bob Cuspe, Nós não gostamos.
For its sixtieth anniversary, the Annecy festival this year offered many fascinating panels, a retrospective devoted to African animated cinema, or even magnificent exhibitions organized throughout the city. A program up to expectations, especially as this 2021 edition marked the reunion with the spectators, two years after the last “physical” edition of the festival.
This new edition will also have been an opportunity to project into the future, with the first images of expected feature films such as Space Jam: New Era with NBA superstar LeBron James, Ron Unblocks the new Disney production in theaters on October 21 next or Inu-Oh, the new nugget of Japanese filmmaker Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby).
Annecy 2021 animated film awards
Feature Film Crystal: Flee by Jonas POHER RASMUSSEN
Jury Prize: My Afghan Family by Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ
Mention of the jury: The Crossing of Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ
Reverse shot award: Bob Cuspe, Nós não gostamos by Cesar CABRAL
Mention of the jury: Archipel de Félix DUFOUR-LAPERRIÈRE
Short film crystal: Bark by Samuel PATTHEY and Silvain MONNEY
Jury Prize: Easter Eggs by Nicolas KEPPENS
“Jean-Luc Xiberras” Prize for the first work: Hold Me Tight by Mélanie ROBERT-TOURNEUR
Jury Mention: Art in the Blood of Joanna QUINN
Short films “Off-Limits”:
“Off-Limits” Film Prize: Tunable Mimoid by Vladimir TODOROVIC