Takahata gets Honorary award at Annecy Animation FilmFest in France

NEW DELHI: Renowned animator Isao Takahata has been given the honorary award at the Annecy Festival in France to celebrate his career and contribution to animation.


An acclaimed filmmaker has created a number of master works including Grave of the Fireflies, Pompoko and My Neighbours the Yamadas.


Along with Hayao Miyazaki and the Tokuma Shoten company, he also founded studio Ghibli, producer of international successes as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and The Wind Rises.


Festival Artistic Director Marcel Jean said at the conclusion earlier this week: "Filmmaker of an exceptional scale, Mr Takahata is also a great humanist whose work has become a reference for those who believe in the greatness of animation as a cinematic art form."


His latest film, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, was screened in his presence at the Festival opening ceremony.


The Haras Theatre in quaint centre ville Annecy was a buzz as the final prizes and special mentions were announced to a full house of festival goers and industry insiders.


The other award winners were:


1.    Award for originality and humour Kod fotografa

Director: Vatroslav MIMICA

Country: Croatia


2.    Award for originality and humour

Krava na mjesecu

Director: Dusan VUKOTIC

Country: Croatia


3.    Grand Prix

Lev a písnicka

Director: Bretislav POJAR

Country: Czech Republic


4.    International Critics' Award


Director: John HUBLEY, Faith ELLIOT

Country: United States

5.    Award for social interest and graphic research

O misto na slunci

Director: Frantisek VYSTRCIL

Country: Czech Republic

6.    Award for musical score and sound effects


Director: Dusan VUKOTIC

Country: Croatia

7.    Children's film Award

Petya i krasnaya shapochka

Director: Boris STEPANTSEV

Country: Russia

8.    Award for its humanitarian theme and graphical research


Director: Jiri BRDECKA

Country: Czech Republic

9.    Award for aesthetic research

Prelude pour voix, orchestre et caméra

Director: ARCADY

Country: France

10.    Award for poetry and popular art

Vlyublennoe oblako

Director: Roman KATCHANOV, Anatole KARANOVITCH

Country: Russia



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