GLAS 2016 Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the award winners of the inaugural GLAS Animation Festival. Congratulations to the winners!

OFFICIAL COMPETITION

GRAND PRIX

Le_Repas_300Sunday Lunch
Celine Devaux
France – 13 min – 2015

Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions and don’t listen to his answers, they give advice but don’t follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it’s ok, it is the Sunday Lunch.

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

Peripheria_300Peripheria
David Coquard Dassault
France – 12 min – 2015

A journey into the heart of a large and abandoned council estate. Peripheria portrays an urban environment becoming wild: a modern Pompeii where the wind blows and dogs roam, tailing the remains of human life.

 

NARRATIVE

Award

Life_with_Herman_H_Rott-003_300Life with Herman H. Rott
Chintis Lundgren
Estonia/Croatia/Denmark – 11 min – 2015

Herman is a rat who lives alone in his messy apartment. One day a very tidy cat decides to move in.

 

 

Special Mention

Teeth_300Teeth
Holbrooks – Tom Brown & Daniel Gray
UK/Hungary/USA – 6 min – 2015

Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.

 

 

NON-NARRATIVE

Award

Dans_La_Joie_300With Joy and Merriness
Jeanne Boukkra
Belgium – 5 min – 2014

An experimental documentary where we observe, through every day scenes, the degeneration of a society where the rise of technology leeds the population to the biggest dream of all men: immortality.

 

Special Mentions

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L’Œil du Cyclone
Masanobu Hiraoka
France/Japan – 4 min – 2015

 

 

 

 

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Three the Peehood
Kapie Eipak
Singapare – 4 min – 2015

one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, one, two, …

 

 

COMMISSIONED 

Award

YUKI ‘Sukitte nandarou…namida’
ShiShi Yamazaki
Japan – 6 min – 2015

 

 

 

 

Special Mention

Vampillia_300Vampillia ‘Lilac (bombs Jun Togawa)’
Toshikazu Tamura
Japan – 4 min – 2015

Music video for Vampillia’s “lilac (bombs Jun Togawa)”. An animation showing the passing time as a girl dies and is resurrected.

 

 

GRADUATE

Award

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Small People With Hats
Serina Nihei
UK – RCA – 7 min – 2014

There are small people wearing hats in the society.

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Made_In_China_300Made in China
Vincent Tsui
France – Gobelins – 3 min – 2015

Figurines try to imitate the human everyday life but they are facing limitations due to their toy situation.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMPETITIONS

US COMPETITION

Award

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Dogs of Life
Jack Wedge
USA – 13 min – 2015

Dogs of Life explores the line between passivity and consideration. It tells the tale of a retired bounty hunter who goes above and beyond the appropriate call of duty to help his neighbor, who is like a stranger to him.

 

Special Mention

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Bottom Feeders
Matt Reynolds
USA – CalArts –  3 min – 2015

Two disparate species fight to survive in a deliciously unsympathetic world.

 

 

CHILDREN’S COMPETITION

Award

Orchestra_2The Orchestra
Mikey Hill
Australia – 15 min – 2015

In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

 

 

Special Mention

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Perfect Houseguest
Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
USA – 2 min – 2015

A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.