Istanbul Animation Festival presents

Istanbul Animation Festival presents

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Istanbul Animation Festival presents

This photo shows Sahni Lahtinen’s film ‘Chest of Drawers,’ the winner of the Best Film Award.

The winners of the 7th Istanbul Animation Festival, which was organized between Nov. 21 and 27, have been announced.

The Best Film Award went to Finnish director Sahni Lahtinen for his film “Chest of Drawers.” The film, which actually competed in the student films section, was appreciated by jury members and won the grand award of the festival.

The Best Turkish Film Award was presented to Ahmet Şerif Yıldırım for his film “Cutters” and İdil Ar for her film “Istanbul.” Yıldırım won the award for his creative narrative technique while Ar won the award for visualizing Istanbul in an effective way.

The Best Student Film Award was also shared by two films: Canadian director Marie Bloch-Laine’s “Alambic” and Chinese director Yi Zhao’s “On the Water.” British director David Prosser took the Best First Film Award for his film “Matter Fisher.” The film was also a nominee for this year’s BAFTA awards.

French director Caroline Attia took the Best Music Video Award for her film “Elevator Operator.” The Jury Special Prize went to French directors Pierre Ducos and Bertrand Bey for “La Détente.”

The 8th Istanbul Animation Festival will be organized between Nov. 20 and 25 next year. For further information about the event, visit