Past Winners

Below find a list of all the past winners from every festival:


Best Short Film –  Girl in the Hallway by Valerie Barnhart, Canada, 2018
Special Mention – Sweet Night by Lia Bertels, Belgium, 2019

Best Student Film – Border Line by Megan Earls, United Kingdom, 2019
Special Mention – The Stained Club by Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier, France, 2018

Best Commissioned filmDo I See What You See? by Simon Ball, United Kingdom, 2018
Special Mention – Accents by Robertino Zambrano, Australia, 2018

Best VR Short Film Gymnasia by Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, Canada, 2019

Audience AwardTravel Oregon Only Slightly (More) Exaggerated by Kylie Matulick & Todd Mueller, United States, 2019

MAFter Dark Award –  Wild Love by Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux, France, 2018

Industry Excellence Award: Scriptwriting – Greg Levine for Littlest Pet Shop: Fetch the Story Stick

Industry Excellence Award: Storyboarding – Max Loubaresse for 101 Dalmatian Street

Industry Excellence Award: Character Animation – Mark Nute for Bluey

Industry Excellence Award: Character Design – Agnes Lecreux for Dimitri and a Fun Surprise


Fellowship AwardBarry Purves

Best Short FilmBloeistraat 11 by Nienke Deutz, France, 2018
Special Mention – Egg by Martina Scarpelli, France, 2018

Best Student Film – Travelogue Tel Aviv by Samuel Patthey, Switzerland, 2017
Special Mention – Somewhere Soft by Satoe Yoshinari, Norway, 2018

Best Commissioned filmMark of a Free Society by Robert Grieves, United Kingdom, 2017

Best VR Short Film Back to the Moon by FX Goby & Helene LeRoux, United States, 2018

Audience AwardFacing It by Sam Gainsborough, United Kingdom, 2018

Industry Excellence Award: Scriptwriting – Daniel Postgate for The Clangers: The Block

Industry Excellence Award: Storyboarding – Vince James for 70 MPH Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Industry Excellence Award: Character Animation – Fabrice Pieton for The Clangers

Industry Excellence Award: Character Design – Leigh Hodgkinson for Olobob Top


Fellowship AwardJosh Weinstein

Best Short Film – Manivald by Chintis Lundgren, Estonia, 2017
Special Mention – Wicked Girl by Ayce Kartal, Turkey, 2017

Best Student FilmCabin Pressure by Matthew Lee, United Kingdom, 2017
Special Mention – Cops and Robbers by Florian Maubach, Germany, 2017

Best Commissioned film – The Great British Bake Off by Parabella, United Kingdom, 2017
Special Mention – Hockney at Tate Britain by Thomas Harnett O’Meara, United Kingdom, 2017

Best VR Short Film – The Adult Swim Meatwad Dome by Golden Wolf, United Kingdom, 2016

Audience Award – Grandpa Walrus by Lucrèce Andreae, France, 2017

Industry Excellence Award: Writing for Animation – Francesca Adams for Digby Dragon: Star Wishes

Industry Excellence Award: Storyboarding – Valentina Ventimiglia for Sarah & Duck: Planetarium Aquarium

Industry Excellence Award: Character Animation – Emma Wakley for Simon’s Cat: Fish Tank

Industry Excellence Award: Character Design – Kris Hofmann for Not Just a House


Fellowship Award – Aardman Animations

Best Short Film – Cold Coffee by Stephanie Lansaque and Francois Leroy, France, 2015
Special Mention – The Inverted Peak by The Brothers McLeod & Tom Angell, United Kingdom, 2016

Best Student FilmCowboyland by David Stumpf, Slovakia, 2015
Special Mention – White Silence by Hyomi Kim, South Korea, 2016

Best Short Short Stems by Ainslie Henderson, United Kingdom, 2016

Best Commissioned filmVitamin X: About to Crack by IMOV Studios, Belgium, 2016

Audience AwardMr Madila by Rory Waudby-Tolley, United Kingdom, 2015

Industry Excellence Award: Writing for Animation – Mark Oswin and James Griffiths for Danger Mouse: Greenfinger

Industry Excellence Award: Storyboarding – Mireia Serra Puig for Puffin Rock: The First Snow

Industry Excellence Award: Character Animation – Will Eades for SMITE: To Hell & Back


Fellowship Award – Brian Cosgrove

Best Short FilmGuida by Rosana Urbes, Brazil, 2014
Special Mention – We Can’t Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit, Russia, 2014

Best StudentEdmond by Nina Gantz, United Kingdom, 2015
Special Mention – Tusk by Rory Waudby-Tolley, United Kingdom, 2014

Best Film by Children – Kung Fu Badger by Paper Panther and the transition Year class of Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan
Special Mention – Oddbod by 22 Chilbren, Belgium, 2015
Special Mention – The Magic Garden by Saona Hilton, United Kingdom, 2015

Audience AwardMANOMAN by Simon Cartwright, United Kingdom, 2015