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TIFF Kids announces festival award winners

The awards for the 17th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival were announced this weekend at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada, honoring the best-in-show across feature films, short films and digital installations and apps.
April 21, 2014

The awards for the 17th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival were announced this weekend at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada, honoring the best-in-show across feature films, short films and digital installations and apps.

The winners include:

TIFF Kids Adult Jury Award — Best Live-Action Short Film

Anything Goes (Alles Mag), director Steven Wouterlood, Netherlands. (Dutch with English subtitles,
International Premiere.)

Honorable mention goes to A Different Tree, director Steven Caple Jr., US, English.

TIFF Kids Adult Jury Award — Best Animated Short Film
My Mom is an Airplane, director Yulia Aronova, Russia/US. English.

Honorable mention goes to The Dam Keeper, directors Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, US. English.

TIFF Kids Audience Choice Award — Best Feature Film
Regret! (Spijt!), director Dave Schram, The Netherlands.

TIFF Kids Audience Choice Award — Best Short Film
The Numberlys, directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, US. English.

digiPlaySpace People’s Choice Award: Favorite Installation
PaperDude VR

digiPlaySpace People’s Choice Award: Favorite App
Cut the Rope 2

TIFF Kids Festival Young People’s Jury Award (Ages 8 to 10) — Best Feature Film
Felix, director Roberta Durrant, South Africa. English/Xhosa/Afrikaans.

TIFF Kids Festival Young People’s Jury Award (Ages 11-13) — Best Feature Film
Side by Side, dir. Arthur Landon, United Kingdom. English.

Honorable mention goes to Kick It!, director Katarina Launing, Norway.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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