Grand Prix “Lusitania Award”

for the Best AnimaDoc

The Driver Is Red

USA 2017, 14’37

Randall Christopher

DOCUMENTARY / professional

The Jury thought that this film did an excellent job of portraying a historic event in an engaging fashion, through its narrative and visual style. It's framing of factual information and use of 'true crime documentary' technique, kept a level of high suspense throughout, right to the capture of one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

Special Lusitania Jury Award

Egg

France/Denmark 2018, 12’07”

Martina Scarpelli

DOCUMENTARY / professional

In this case for the Jury Award this might be the perfect example of cinema and animation through  visual metaphor. A film that pushes a little further the boundaries of what can and cannot be represented in a documentary. Egg seems to follow the narrative developed by James Joyce and Samuel Beckett through the inner voice both in term of content and visually using animation for something that otherwise could be hard to grasp in a short format and difficult to represent without being very direct: the fear of death and life in the denial of what nourishes us. And within that the sense of one own space and body awareness, the sensations of what it feels like to exist to taste life through visualise. A remarkable intelligent film that hopefully will nourish filmmaker to look beyond what is the representation of reality in animation documentary.

“Rising Award” for the Best Student Movie

The Children Of Concrete

France 2017, 06’42”

Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson DOCUMENTARY / school

We appreciate the freedom used with animation. Choice of the technic who serve the idea very well in a simple, graceful, minimal and smart way.

We would also congratulate the efficiency and sharpness of the voice, soundtrack, rythme between sound and image.

Then, finally, the topic is great, changing a lot from what we keep earring about it. You bring something to the point. Well done!

“Make-Believe Award” for the Best AnimaMockumentary

Life of Death

Indonesia 2018, 5’22”

Bryan Arfiandy and Jason Kiantoro MOCKUMENTARY /  school

The Jury thought this film was a perfect example of a Mockumentary animated film; it's parody of the reality TV documentary genre being a perfect vehicle for a humorous take on death. From a well crafted script peppered with both laugh-out-loud moments and an emotional finale; to the simple but highly effective visual design and animation, we felt this was a very worthy winner for the "Make Believe Award".

Special Mentions for Best Portrait

Carlotta's Face

Germany 2018, 5’

Valentin Riedl

DOCUMENTARY / professional

"Carlotta’s face" is a beautiful self contained film creating an unexpected charming aesthetic for a rare neurological diversity. The  content is revealed slowly allowing the audience to journey across Carlotta realisation within the film and discover the story with her, rather than creating a prescriptive explanation. A touching small gem of narrative, style and tenderness.

Special Mentions for the Current Event

The Children Of Concrete

France 2017, 06’42”

Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson DOCUMENTARY / school

We appreciate the freedom used with animation. Choice of the technic who serve the idea very well in a simple, graceful, minimal and smart way.

We would also congratulate the efficiency and sharpness of the voice, soundtrack, rythme between sound and image.

Then, finally, the topic is great, changing a lot from what we keep earring about it. You bring something to the point. Well done!

Lusitania Audience Award

Life of Death

Indonesia 2018, 5’22”

Bryan Arfiandy and Jason Kiantoro MOCKUMENTARY /  school

Lusitania Audience just love it!