RISD @ International Festival of Animated Films in Annecy, France
At this year’s edition of the International Festival of Animated Films in Annecy, France (June 10-15, 2013) the RISD community was well represented. Two RISD FAV faculty had works in the main competition for short films: “Feral” by Daniel Sousa (’94) and “Fight” by Steven Subotnick. “Feral” was awarded three times by three different juries: the prestigious FIPRESCI (International Association of Film Critics) Special Distinction, the Junior Jury Award for a short film, and the Festivals Connexion Award. Anne Beal (’12) had her movie “Balance and Swing” in the graduation film competition. Marcin Gizycki (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) was a member of the FIPRESCI jury. Founded in 1960 the Festival is the oldest and arguably the most important festival of this kind in the world.