The true/false biopic of Sempé and Goscinny is the big winner of the festival.
There will have been no great surprise: if it were whispered (very gently) thatForbidden to dogs and Italianss by Alain Ughetto could leave the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with the prestigious Cristal for feature films, it’s finally Le Petit Nicolas – What are we waiting for to be happy ? who won it tonight at the closing ceremony. A strange object, to be classified somewhere between animated biopic by Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny and pure adaptation of the adventures of Petit Nicolas, the film by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre had largely federated during its screenings.
Forbidden to dogs and Italiansits all the same received the jury prize and that of the Gan Foundation for dissemination. My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane and Blind willows, sleeping woman were entitled to the Mentions of the jury.
As for the Contrechamp selection, the main prize goes to Ikuta no Kita (Plethora of norths), whereas Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On receives the mention of the Contrechamp jury.
” We promised you fireworks but this past week was beyond our expectations! First of all in terms of attendance, but not only. Annecy 2022 is quite simply a reflection of what animation cinema represents today in the world: a major art and a remarkably agile industry that continues to develop. “assured this evening Mickael Marin, the director of the Annecy festival. In total, there are no less than 13,248 accredited (i.e. 8% increase compared to 2019, a record year), from 106 countries who met for a week dedicated to animated cinema
Check out the rest of the winners below:
“Jean-Luc Xiberras” Prize for the first work: The Record
Mention of the jury: Anxious Body
Jury Prize: Steakhouse
Crystal of the short film: Amok
Mention of the jury: Mom, what is the dog up to
Jury Prize: A Dog Under a Bridge
Graduation Movie Crystal: Persona
Off-Limits Film Award: Intersect
Jury Mention: Goliath: Playing With Reality
Crystal for the best VR work: Glimpse
Television and commissioned films
Jury Prize for a TV Special: The House
Jury Prize for a TV series: Dos pajaritos
Cristal for a TV production: My Year of Dicks
Jury Prize for a commissioned film: Aline
Cristal for a commissioned film: Save Ralph