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New Zealand success at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Congratulations to Inside Out Productions whose short film created for the New Zealand Pavilion at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair has won an award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

The short film for the While You Were Sleeping programme won an award for 'Best Spatial Communication' at the April 2014 event.

This video is a 3 minute highlights clip of the live 20 minute show as performed in Frankfurt.

The Inside Out production involved writers Paula Green, Emily Perkins, Witi Ihimaera, Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams.  Sound design was provided by Michael Hodgson and the film maker was Jon Baxter from Perception Engineering. The 20 minute film played across 12 x 5 metre high screens as part of a show including live performances from Matu Ngaropo.

Image from the awards ceremony is courtesy of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is one of the largest and most important events for animated film world wide. The Festival takes into its scope the entire spectrum of current animated films.  Since its founding in 1982, the Festival has developed into the premiere event for animated film in Germany and has also become one of the most significant animated film events at an international level.

New Zealand was the Guest of Honour at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair which ran from 10-14 October.  Attended by around 300,000 people from 110 countries, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest book fair and most prestigious annual publishing event.

New Zealand’s Guest of Honour project ran for the whole year leading up to the fair, presenting 82 New Zealand writers and many cultural performers in more than 260 events in Frankfurt and 50 other cities throughout Germany and Europe. It provided an unprecedented opportunity not only to sell our books into international markets, but also to showcase New Zealand’s literature and culture, to promote trade and tourism and to strengthen our political ties with Germany.

More details about New Zealand at the Frankfurt Book Fair is available on our completed projects page.


Updated on 23rd July 2015