The Annecy International Animated Film Festival is an annual event in Annecy, France and a big part of it are their highly regarded awards.
The Crystal Award winners this year were:
In the short film category, “Slavar”, an animated documentary about child slavery. In the feature film category, “Coraline” and “Mary and Max”. Finally, in the TV production category, “Log Jam” which Aardman have recently secured the distribution rights to.
Here’s a full list of 2009 winners at the Annecy site.
I can’t find any of the shorts online yet, but here’s a interview with stop-motion animator Adam Elliot, whose feature Mary and Max went on to win the Crystal Feature award.
I’ll update this article as I find more shorts and clips. Drop me a line or leave a comment if you discover any!