© 1999 Productions Pascal Blais l,inc. IMAGICA Corp., Panorama Animation Film Studio de Yaroslavl

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.