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PR: Platform International Animation Festival 2007 Competition Award Winners

PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2007 COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS

Portland, OR – June 30, 2007 – PLATFORM International Animation Festival announces competition award winners during closing ceremonies of a six day long program in Portland, Oregon. Awards were given in categories covering commercial and independent films, student animation, installations and films for new platforms, including cell phones and the Internet. In total, more than $50,000 was awarded to the winning artists.

“We truly feel that we have accomplished our goal in creating a literal platform for artists, innovation, debate and discussion as well as set the stage to explore new developments in animation,” said festival director Irene Kotlarz. “We had a wide variety of quality work submitted for competition. The judges had to make some extremely tough decisions when determining the winners of this year’s competition.”

PLATFORM COMPETITION WINNERS:

Grand Prix
THE PEARCE SISTERS
Luis Cook

Grand Prix/ Installation
NO NEVER ALONE
Gregory Barsamian

Student Grand Prix
GUY 101
Ian Gouldstone

Student Grand Prix
DREAMING OF LUCID LIVING
Miwa Matreyek

Best Film Under $5,000
EVERYTHING WILL BE OK
Don Hertzfeldt

Best Film Under $50,000
RABBIT
Run Wrake

Distinguished Jury Award
GOD ON OUR SIDE
Uri Kranot and Michal Pfeffer

Best Film Over $50,000
TOWER BAWHER
Theodore Ushev

Best Promotional Film
VODAFONE MAYFLY
Darren Walsh

Best Title Sequence
THE SOUTH BANK SHOW
SSSR

Best Art Direction
PEARCE SISTERS
Luis Cook

Best Sound
I MET THE WALRUS
Josh Raskin

Best Music Video
THE KNIFE: WE SHARE OUR MOTHER’S HEALTH
Motomichi Nakamura

Most Innovative
STABILITY & WILDLIFE
Karolina Sobecka

Best Performance by Animated Character
NO ROOM FOR GEROLD
Daniel Nocke

Best Installation
REDUCED CONCEPTION
Daniela Repas

Best Film For the Internet
SECRET LIVES OF ROBOTS
Lee Rubenstein

Best Film For Mobile Devices
OFFICE BUDDIES: STAPLER FACE OFF
Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson

Best Film for Children
ADVENTURE TIME
Pendleton Ward

Best Series for Children
SHAUN THE SHEEP: STILL LIFE
Chris Sadler

Audience Choice Award/Best Installation
DREAMING OF LUCID LIVING
Miwa Matreyek

Audience Choice Award/Best Film
TRAGIC STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING
Regina Pessoa

Audience Choice Award/Best Mobile
SOU
Theodore Ushev

About PLATFORM International Animation Festival
PLATFORM is a boundary-breaking international animation festival and competition sponsored by Cartoon Network, that debuted June 25-30, 2007 in Portland, Oregon. The Festival program featured premieres and retrospectives, exclusive screenings, guest speakers, exhibitions, workshops with leading artists, parties and networking opportunities with industry insiders. The festivals program represented work of other art forms including comics, illustration, character and toy design, motion graphics, gallery art and live action cinema. For more information about PLATFORM go to: www.platformfestival.com.

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