April 13, 2024

Following the conclusion of its twenty sixth annual NYC occasion, New York Worldwide Kids’s Movie Competition (NYICFF) introduced its 2023 award winners. NYICFF is an Oscar qualifying movie competition, and winners of NYICFF’s jury awards are eligible for consideration on the Academy Awards.

The 2023 jury included Kim Díaz (VP Inventive Growth, Sesame Workshop), Kyle McLachlan (Emmy nominated actor, Twin Peaks), Hsiang Chin Moe (Chair of BFA Animation, Faculty of Visible Arts), Huda Razzak (NYICFF 2022 Jury Award-winning filmmaker, The Ocean Duck), Ira Sachs (director, Passages), Uma Thurman (Oscar-nominated actor, Kill Invoice Vol. 1 & 2), Nora Twomey (Oscar-nominated filmmaker, My Father’s Dragon) and Christine Vachon (CEO Killer Movies & award-winning producer, Boys Don’t Cry).

“What an extremely robust 12 months!” Twomey enthused. “So many stunning, heartwarming movies. The very fact all of them carry such emotional weight and are produced to such a excessive inventive customary is so encouraging to see.”

The Grand Prizes for animation went to the function movie sequel Ernest & Celestine: A Journey to Gibberitia, which was chosen because the competition’s opening night time movie, and Korean animator Johnhoon Lee’s colourful Architect A, about an industrious builder who constructs homes to match every occupant’s life, constructed on their recollections.

Sarah Saidan’s House of the Coronary heart gained the Oscar-qualifying Jury Prize for animation. The piece is about an Iranian immigrant who’s attacked on the road in France however survives as a result of he has no bodily coronary heart — maybe it was left behind in his residence nation?

The winners are….

Viewers Awards

Viewers Award, ages 3+ — The Smeds and the Smoos (United Kingdom); Daniel Snaddon & Samantha Cutler, Shorts for Tots

Viewers Award, ages 6+ — Gugu naGogo (Australia); Taku Mbudzi, Celebrating Black Tales

Viewers Award, ages 8+ — Architect A (Korea); Jonghoon Lee, Quick Movies Two

Viewers Award, ages 12+ — The Originals (United States); Cristina Costantini & Alfie Koetter, Quick Movies Three

Grown Ups Award, ages 18+ — Extra Than Hair (Canada); Fitch Jean, Celebrating Black Tales

Grand Prize, Animated Function — Ernest & Celestine: A Journey to Gibberitia (France, Luxembourg); Julien Chheng & Jean-Christophe Roger

Grand Prize, Reside Motion Function — Totem (Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands); Sander Burger

Jury Awards

Jury Award, Animated Quick — House of the Coronary heart (France); Sarah Saidan, Quick Movies Three

Jury Award, Reside Motion Quick — Eid Mubarak (United States); Mahnoor Euceph, Quick Movies Two