‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top Prize at KLIK!

1021414-hippopotamy-wins-top-prize-klikBear Story’ by Gabriel Osorio receives the KLIK! Audience Award; second place is awarded to ‘The Elephant and the Bicycle’ by Olesya Shchukina; third place winner is ‘Oh My Dog!’ by Chloé Alliez.

The seventh edition of the eclectic KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival wrapped this past weekend, awarding Polish animator Piotr Dumala’s Hippopotamy (Hippos) the prize for Best Animated Short.

“The director created a world that completely encapsulated and hypnotized the viewer,” commented the jury. “This film carried with it such a compelling and chilling narrative it left us discussing its merits, message, and purpose at great length.”

The KLIK! Audience Award went to Bear Story by Gabriel Osorio from Chile. Second place was awarded to The Elephant and the Bicycle by Olesya Shchukina (France/Belgium), and the third place winner is Oh My Dog! by Chloé Alliez (Belgium).

The full list of KLIK! 2014 Award Winners is shown below:

Best Animated Short
Hipopotamy (Hippos) by Piotr Dumala

Special mention
Grace Under Water by Anthony Lawrence

Best Animated Student Short
Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day! by Wesley Nunêz

Hard//hoofd Award for Best Political Animated Short
Padre by Santiago Bou Grasso

Special mention
L’Île Noire by Nino Christen

Best Commissioned Animation
Amnesty International “Pens” by Onur Senturk

2pause Award for Best Animated Music Video
The Uncluded “Organs” animated by Rob Shaw

Special mention
Wende “Last Resistance” animated by Aimee de Jongh

Audience Award
Bear Story by Gabriel Osorio

Second place
The Elephant and the Bicycle by Olesya Shchukina

Third place
Oh My Dog! by Chloé Alliez