Thursday, June 19, 2008


Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues and Bill Plympton’s Idiots & Angels (both mentioned in Afterthoughts past) took home the Cristal award for Best Feature and an award for Special Distinction respectively, at the recently concluded 32nd Annecy Intl. Animated Film Festival.
Congratulations to Paley and Plympton and all the other winners and nominees this year. (Check the official Annecy website for more information.)

In the wake of the global animation boom in recent years, Annecy increased the number of possible feature films in competition from five to a maximum of ten, in 2006.
This year, nine feature films were chosen for competition from a field of nearly 50. Among the nine were Shinji Aramaki’s Ekusu makina (Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina, Adria Garcia and Victor Maldonado’s Nocturna, and Masayuki Kojima’s Piano no mori (Piano Forest).

(Sita Sings the Blues OS courtesy of; image courtesy of [art for both by Nina Paley]; Idiots & Angels images courtesy of [art by Bill Plympton].)

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