Platform International Animation Festival 2007 Competition Award Winners

    PORTLAND, Ore., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PLATFORM International Animation
 Festival announces competition award winners during closing ceremonies of a
 six day long program in Portland, Oregon. Awards were given in categories
 covering commercial and independent films, student animation, installations
 and films for new platforms, including cell phones and the Internet. In
 total, more than $50,000 was awarded to the winning artists.
     "We truly feel that we have accomplished our goal in creating a literal
 platform for artists, innovation, debate and discussion as well as set the
 stage to explore new developments in animation," said festival director
 Irene Kotlarz. "We had a wide variety of quality work submitted for
 competition. The judges had to make some extremely tough decisions when
 determining the winners of this year's competition."
     PLATFORM COMPETITION WINNERS:
 
      Grand Prix
      THE PEARCE SISTERS
      Luis Cook
 
      Grand Prix/ Installation
      NO NEVER ALONE
      Gregory Barsamian
 
      Student Grand Prix
      GUY 101
      Ian Gouldstone
 
      Student Grand Prix
      DREAMING OF LUCID LIVING
      Miwa Matreyek
 
      Best Film Under $5,000
      EVERYTHING WILL BE OK
      Don Hertzfeldt
 
      Best Film Under $50,000
      RABBIT
      Run Wrake
 
      Distinguished Jury Award
      GOD ON OUR SIDE
      Uri Kranot and Michal Pfeffer
 
      Best Film Over $50,000
      TOWER BAWHER
      Theodore Ushev
 
      Best Promotional Film
      VODAFONE MAYFLY
      Darren Walsh
 
      Best Title Sequence
      THE SOUTH BANK SHOW
      SSSR
 
      Best Art Direction
      PEARCE SISTERS
      Luis Cook
 
      Best Sound
      I MET THE WALRUS
      Josh Raskin
 
      Best Music Video
      THE KNIFE: WE SHARE OUR MOTHER'S HEALTH
      Motomichi Nakamura
 
      Most Innovative
      STABILITY & WILDLIFE
      Karolina Sobecka
 
      Best Performance by Animated Character
      NO ROOM FOR GEROLD
      Daniel Nocke
 
      Best Installation
      REDUCED CONCEPTION
      Daniela Repas
 
      Best Film For the Internet
      SECRET LIVES OF ROBOTS
      Lee Rubenstein
 
      Best Film For Mobile Devices
      OFFICE BUDDIES: STAPLER FACE OFF
      Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson
 
      Best Film for Children
      ADVENTURE TIME
      Pendleton Ward
 
      Best Series for Children
      SHAUN THE SHEEP: STILL LIFE
      Chris Sadler
 
      Audience Choice Award/Best Installation
      DREAMING OF LUCID LIVING
      Miwa Matreyek
 
      Audience Choice Award/Best Film
      TRAGIC STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING
      Regina Pessoa
 
      Audience Choice Award/Best Mobile
      SOU
      Theodore Ushev
     About PLATFORM International Animation Festival
     PLATFORM is a boundary-breaking international animation festival and
 competition sponsored by Cartoon Network, that debuted June 25-30, 2007 in
 Portland, Oregon. The Festival program featured premieres and
 retrospectives, exclusive screenings, guest speakers, exhibitions,
 workshops with leading artists, parties and networking opportunities with
 industry insiders. The festivals' program represented work of other art
 forms including comics, illustration, character and toy design, motion
 graphics, gallery art and live action cinema. For more information about
 PLATFORM go to: www.platformfestival.com.
     Media Contacts:
     Alisa MacDonnell
     alisa@platformfestival.com
     (415) 407-9293
 
     Shawn Bowman
     shawn@platformfestival.com
     503-470-0087
 
 

SOURCE PLATFORM International Animation Festival

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