The first International Student Animation Festival of Ottawa (SAFO) came to a close Sunday, September 21st when prizes were announced during a closing awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre.

Grand Prize: We Lived In Grass. Andreas Hykade (Germany).

Best Unfinished Film: Love Story . Pedram Goshtasbpour, Jason Rennie (Canada)

Runner Up Best Unfinished Film: Der Tenor. Thor Freudenthal (Germany)

Best Character Animation: Cappuccino. Ulo Pikkov (Estonia)

Best Computer Animation: Riante ContrÈe. Francois Vogel (France)

Runner Up Best Computer Animation: Adrenaline. Lionel Richerand (France)

Best Experimental Film: Fruhling. Silke Parzich. (Germany)

Best Background Design: Seasonís Greetings. Michael Dougherty (USA)

Best Canadian Film: Mr. Lucky. David Soren (Canada)

Special Jury Prizes:

Prize for Experimental: HISAO. Mashiro Sugano (USA)

Prize for best stop motion: Shadows in the Margerine. Pekka Korhonen, Leena Yaaskelainen, Kaisa Penttila (Finland)

Special Jury Prize for original concept: Arnold Has A Thought Peter McDonald (Australia)
The Ticker Talks. Stephen Harding-Hill (United Kingdom)

Best Artistic Achievement in Animation Education: Royal College of Art (United Kingdom)


Entry Form

SAFO 97 Film Screenings - General Information

SAFO 97 Film Screenings - Screening Schedule

Workshops, Panels and Lectures

International Jury

Films In Offical Competition (as of August 15)

Best Animation School Competition


Background information

Accomodations & Travel

Frequently Asked Questions

The Animarket Trade Fair

Free Ticket Contest


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