AWARDS

Grand Prix

Ziegenort

Director : Tomasz Popakul
Country : Poland
Year : 2013

Point

A powerful, subtle, and sensitive depiction of the mysteries and anxiety of youth

Japan Grand Prix

PARADISE

Director : Ryo Hirano
Country : Japan
Year : 2014

  
Point

A manic, multi layered narrative that cleverly mixes varied animation techniques to somehow lovingly portray a world that is not particularly pleasant

New Filmmaker's Award

Another

Director : Sean Buckelew
Country : United States
Year : 2012

  
Point

A mystifying, compelling and strikingly mature film portraying the illogical realities of loss and grief

Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Award

WONDER

Director : MIRAI MIZUE
Country : Japan
Year : 2014

  
Point

A film of utter joy and pleasure that straddles generations while quietly serving a taste of the wonders of abstract animation, the family film award goes to Wonder

Minister for Foreign Affairsr Award

Lonesome Hero

Director : Manami Wakai
Country : Japan
Year : 2014

  
Point

For capturing the alienation, imagination and hope of childhood, the award best social awareness film goes to Lonesome Hero

Special Mention

ADA+OTTO

Director : Ülo Pikkov
Country : Estonia
Year : 2013

  
Point


The Obvious Child

Director : Stephen Irwin
Country : United Kingdom
Year : 2014

  
Point

This film is like a wounded bloody movie. There is an intense feeling of broken's life and broken's story telling which involve and drive the audience to fix it.


USALULLABY

Director : ASAMI IKE
Country : Japan
Year : 2013

  
Point

A gentle and hypnotic film about the potential serenity of sleep - something all of us at the festival need

Audience Award

Another

Director : Sean Buckelew
Country : United States
Year : 2012

  
Point

A mystifying, compelling and strikingly mature film portraying the illogical realities of loss and grief

Kids Award

Panic in the village : The Christmas Log

Director : Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Country : Belgium
Year : 2014

  
Point

The Indian and Cowboy come up with many ideas and plans to get Christmas presents but they fail easily, it’s very funny. I wonder why Santa doesn’t ride on a sleigh. The movement of the vacuum cleaner is also funny and I think the unique animated expression which live-action film cannot express is really good. The kids juries were split on the evaluation for the noisy story with many dialogue but I think the tempo was great and I was excited about what would happen next. This film made me keep laughing from beginning to end. It is one of my favorite films now.

ISHIYA Special Award

My mum is an airplane

Director : Yulia Aronova
Country : Russia
Year : 2013

  
Point

Warm colors express the affection between parent and child well in this film.

Hokkaido Coca-cola Special Award

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Director : Manabu Himeda
Country : Japan
Year : 2013

  
Point

This film makes all of us excited and feel smiles and happiness.

ROYCE' Special Award

A Girls Best Friend

Director : Clare Carroll
Country : Ireland
Year : 2014

  
Point

We can feel the director’s tenderness through her warm and simple touch and the story of friendship between a little girl and worm.

Sapporo Breweries Special Award

Fight!

Director : Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef
Country : Belgium, France
Year : 2013

  
Point

We cannot help smiling with the comical fight scene between the two men.