Annecy Animated Film Festival 1987 – Page 4

        Issue #20 Autumn 1987

Aidan Hickey, director of An Inside Job.

Q: You make a reference to Bogart and Wells, a general reference to that kind of movement.

AH: Most of the references are to Greed by Von Stroheim. The Dr. Matigue character is from Greed. The idea was to have the hunt and chase mixed up with Sierra Madre. Then, because the actor who was doing the voice is rather good at the voices of those actors, I introduced them into it. So it just evolved that shape.

Q: Do you prefer to make such simple films or is it that you don’t have the money.

AH: It is entirely a matter of money. I tend, by preference, to use paper with a mixture of cel but to make a film as simple as that is a matter of necessity. It is a sketch for a longer, more complicated film. Much worse things happen to the person but there was no way I could make that film.

Q: Are those mouth clamps used in Ireland? When I go to the dentist they just say open wide.

AH: I looked through a catalogue from a dental manufacturing company. For some of the operations they do have a simpler version of that to hold back the lips for gum operations — I just developed it! I am sure no dentist would ever get away with using something like that.

Q: How do dentists react to the film?

AH: Immediately after it was shown in the festival a gentleman who works for an American dental manufacturing company asked me if they could have a cassette to show at Dental conventions, so they must have a sense of humour.

A shepherd transforms an arid landscape into a forest by sowing acorns in The Man Who Planted Trees.

The winners

Grand Prix of Animated Film – Annecy ‘87
THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Frédéric BACK – Canada.

A CRUSHED WORLD by Boyko KANEV – Bulgaria.

1st Special Jury Prize
ROPEDANCE by Raimund KRUMME – West Germany

2nd Special Jury Prize (for rythm and editing)
GIRLS NIGHT OUT by Joanna QUINN – Great Britain.

Frédéric Back, director of The Man Who Planted Trees.

3rd Special Jury Prize (for backgrounds)
THE DOOR by Nina SHORINA – USSR.

Prize for a First Film
LAFERT’S POPPY SEED CAKE byE. MARTCHENKO – USSR

Prize for Sponsored Film
GIORDANO by Chris HINTON / Canada Prize for the Best Commercial Film
THE GUARDIAN “PUPPETS” by Peter LORD and David SPROXTON – Great Britain.
ORANGINA BARMAN STORY by Olivier ESMEIN, Francois BOISROND – France.

Alison de Vere, director of The Black Dog.

Prize for Television Film
THE BLACK DOG by Alison DE VERE – Great Britain

Prize for Best Opening Titles
M – MOLLUSK by Carl WILLAT – USA

Prize for 2D Computer Animation
SKETCH NOTEBOOK by Michael GAUMNITZ – France.

Prize for 3D Computer Animation
LUXO Jr. by John LASSETER – USA

Jimmy T. Murakimi, right, collects the prize for best feature.

Prize for Feature Film Annecy ‘87
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Jimmy T. MURAKAMI – Great Britain

Special Mention for New Generation of Design
THE VICTOR by Phil AUSTIN and Derek HAYES – Great Britain.

Soroptimiste Prize for Best Woman Director
TABLES OF CONTENTS by Wendy TILBY – Canada.

The Victor, by Phil Austin and Derek Hayes, warns about the experimental use of drugs to make soldiers fight harder.

Mellow Manor Prize for First Time Filmmaker
GIRLS NIGHT OUT by Joanna QUINN – GB.

Prize for Children’s and Family Film
THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE by Michael SPORN – USA.

UFOLEIS Teaching League Prize
GIRLS NIGHT OUT by Joanna QUINN – GB..

Federation of International Cine Clubs Prize
ROPE DANCE by Raimund KRUMME – West Germany.

Animatographe Prize
A CRUSHED WORLD by Boyko KANEV – Bulgaria.

A Crushed World in which a paper character gets screwed up and discarded by his wife and her lover.

International Film Critics Prize
THE BLACK DOG by Alison DE VERE – Great Britain.

Canal + Prize
THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Frédéric BACK – Canada.

Fipresci Prize
THE BLACK DOG by Alison DE VERE – Great Britain
ROPE DANCE by Raimund KRUMME – West Germany

Youth and Sport Prize
AN INSIDE JOB by Aidan Hickey – Ireland

Audience’s Prize
THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Frédéric BACK – Canada

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