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Imaginaria Awards 2019


The International Jury composed by
Fusako Yusaki
(Japan), Michele Bernardi (Italy) and Sergiu Negulici (Romania) has selected the following winners of the 17th edition of Imaginaria:


ANIMATED SHORT FILM AWARDS
Best Animated Short Film

UNCLE THOMAS,  ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS by Regina Pessoa
(
13′, Portugal, 2019)
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Motivation: We are giving this award to a film with a very strong visual but also full of rich subtle details, where the incisive technique is found in a constant evolution inside the author’s body of work. The author transforms memories into a poetical story. In Conversano you can find a castle and now we crown a Regina!


Special Mention

PER TUTTA LA VITA by Roberto Catani
 (5’20 , Italy/France , 2018)
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Motivation: This special mention goes to a film where the poetical lightness is accompanied by the grace of a personal and unique graphical style.


Best Student Animated Short Film 

SWEET SWEAT by Jung Hyun Kim
(
6’13 | Estonia | 2018)
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Motivation: The award goes to a student work where you are surprised by the original and mature technique. It is a story about a boy who encounters the first time a glimpse of deeper intimacy between parents.


Special Mention

GRAND BASSIN by Héloïse Courtois, Chloé Plat, Victori Jalabert, Adèle Raigneau
(06’37, France, 2018)trailer

Motivation: The film we choose uses massive characters to create a world of smooth movements where color, composition and movement are beautifully combined. 


Imaginaria Kids Awards 2019

The young jury composed by Noemi Murro, Sara Massaro, Virginia Muscetta, Martina Pignatelli, Katia Volpe, Eugenio Spinelli, Vanessa Conenna, Stefania Lacatena and Alessandro Clemente has selected the following winner of the Imaginaria Kids section:

Best Animated Short Film For Kids

MY LIFE IN VERSAILLES by Clémence Madeleine Perdrillat and Nathaniel H’Limi
(
28’58 | France | 2019)
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Special Award to Mats Grorud for the film “THE TOWER”
Carrer Award to Fusako Yusaki
New Talent Award to Boris Labbè