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3rd Rencontres Internationales
du Cinéma d'Animation de Wissembourg

November 18 - 27, 1999











International Jury

Ghylaine Back

Claude Braun
film director (France)

Miho Cibot Shimma
film director (Japan)

Pierre Courtet-Cohl

Béatrice Martin Starewitch



170 short and feature films, 40 screenings,
in the presence of film directors, producers, distributors.


13 programmes of short and feature films,
about 40 short animated films in Official Competition.


- Emile Cohl, a pioneer in world cinema

- Frédéric Back, his complete works in the presence of the Canadian film director.

  Festival Favourites

- Alexandre Petrov (Russia),
- Michaela Pavlatova (Czech Republic),
- Jean-Manuel Costa (France),
- Jean Rubak (France).


- "Carte blanche" to Frédéric Back on Canadian cinema

- Focus on German animation and aspects of Swiss cinema.


- « The life and works of Emile Cohl »,
- Drawings by Frédéric Back,
-  Posters and stills from the films shown during the « Rencontres ».

  Animation workshops conducted by Ghylaine and Frédéric Back.

  Panel discussions on animation with various guests.



Grand Prix of the Rencontres
for best animated short film
awarded by the International Jury

The old man and the sea

by Alexandre Petrov
(Russia-Canada, 1999)

Special distinction
awarded by the International Jury

Le Bal du Minotaure
by Lorenzo Recio
(France, 1997)

Prize for the best feature fiction film
(Young audience's choice)
awarded by the city of Wissembourg

Kirikou et la sorcière
by Michel Ocelot
(France, 1998)

Children's Jury Prize
awarded by the "Conseil Général
du Bas-Rhin"

by Hoël Caouissin
(France, 1998)

Jury "Classe L Cinéma et
Audiovisuel" prize

awarded by the "Conseil Régional

by Sébastien Laudenbach
(France, 1998)