MARY AND MAX has won the ANIMOVIE feature film award at Stuttgart!
Overnight MARY AND MAX has won the ANIMOVIE feature film award at the prestigious 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
Other films in competition included mainstream US fair like Coraline and Igor as well as the indie favourites such as the new film from Animation Legend, Bill Plympton film Idiots & Angels.
The festival website is www.itfs.de/en but their press release isn’t up yet as they are still at the party right now!
Following it’s World Premiere as the first Animation and the first Australian film ever to open the Sundance Film Festival, Mary and Max has gone on to now be highest grossing Australian film at the Australian Box Office this year.
Mary and Max has also been selected to screen at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival later this year.
ABOUT Stuttgart - Metropolis of the Animated Film:
The 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has not only stimulated eyes and ears, but all five senses over six exciting days and nights. During the open air screenings, visitors lifted their noses to breathe the sweet smell of popcorn floating in the air, whilst enjoying excellent animation entertainment. They used their hands to explore the wild brush lines of the charming live painter Kozue Kodama in the Festival Garden. Finally they needed their mouths to talk to the many filmmakers present.
From the 5th to the 10th over May over 650 films are to be screened in Baden-Wuerttemberg’s state capital. After six interesting days the festival ends with the award ceremony on Sunday evening.