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18 November 2002 à 13:02

WAF: Web and Film Festival

The official web site for "Monsieur Batignole" by Gerard Jugnot has picked up the Grand Prix at the first Web and Film Festival in Le Touquet, France.

From November 14 through 17, the city of Le Touquet hosted the Web and Film Festival, a first-time event dedicated exclusively to film and multimedia. Founded by Claude-Helene Kleinsinger and Sophie Goldsztejn, with support from France's Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC), this event aims to bring together the various players in this fast-expanding sector ? internet activity within the world of cinema ? and to award prizes to the year's best web sites.

At this debut festival, 30 web sites for feature films were in competition, selected prior to the event by the general public via the Internet. The jury was composed of professionals from the film and media industries: Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (actress), James Huth (director), Axel Brucker (Cannes Trailer Festival), Ruth Elkrieff (journalist), Oriane Garcia (founder of Caramail) and Sophie Benamon (Studio Magazine). Award winners were announced Saturday November 16:

Grand Prix: Web site for "Monsieur Batignole" (Design: Cogency for Bac Films)
Best Navigation: Web site for "Amelie" (Design: Aeternet fro UGC)
Best Sound: Web site for "Life or Something Like It" (Design: Planete Interactive for Fox)
Best Graphic Design and Animation: Web site for "Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi" (aka "Sen and the Mysterious Disappearance of Chihiro"). Design: APM-PUB for GBVI
Best Added Value: Web site for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (Design: Warner Bros.)
Special Mention for Humor: Web site for "Zoolander" (Design: UIP)
Best Festival Site: Web site for the Cannes Film Festival (Design: CIS)

Coinciding with the Festival, a market was held, uniting professionals from the Internet and film Industries. Film Schools and representatives from multimedia industries also attended the event.


Cecile Poutiers

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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