3rd Animation Division Grand Prize
The Old Man and the Sea
Animated short film
Alexander PETROV [Russia]
Reason for Award
The exacting, hand labor of this work, glass paintings using oils, a technique that could only work in animation, is extremely chic. Plus, the courage to take on such a giant screen. Add the superb cooperation among a cosmopolitan staff drawn from different nationalities. No matter how you cut it, this is a thrilling and moving masterpiece.