Chop Chop wins Filminute

Awards for the 7th edition of Filminute, the international one-minute film festival, were announced today with UK director Ant Blades’ dramatic and hilarious animation CHOP CHOP taking top honours with the jury, and fellow Brit Ben Jacobson’s comic thriller, CANDY CRIME winning the public vote.

The 7-member international jury which included Prasoon Joshi, Radu Jude, Arjun Basu, Lenora Hume & Gyorgy Karpati, gave animation its strongest year ever at the festival with 3 of the 5 Jury Commendations going to the animations M/W 9/11 (USA), A HERO’S TALE (UK), and  WILDEBEEST (UK).  The poetic and moving Dutch documentary SARINA and the darkly amusing Lithuanian film CUT!rounded out the jury-commended films at Filminute 2012.