2019 – Pulcinella Awards winners
BEST TV SERIES PRESCHOOL
Titolo: BECCA’S BUNCH | Year: 2018 | Country: Ireland | Episodes number: 52 | Episode length: 11 | Technique: 2D, 3D | Directed by: Alan Shannon
In Wagtail Woods a little bird, Becca, and her Bunch of friends, are ready for adventure. Becca, a happy bobble hat wearing bird sees adventure in everywhere and as a result often bites off more than she can chew; landing herself and her Bunch – Russel, Sylvia and Pedro – in some sticky situations.
BEST TV PILOT
Title: HORRIBLE TALES FOR TERRIBLE CHILDREN | Year: 2019 | Country: Belgium | Episodes number: 52 |Episode length: 11 | Technique: 3D| Directed by: Freek Quartier
Horrible Tales for Terrible Children is a collection of dark, original fairytales made for kids who want fables to be told the way they were meant to be told: raw, edgy, funny and creepy. Every story has a moral, but the Terrible Children never learn anything – they are just bad kids doing bad things.
BEST TV SERIES KIDS
Title: ARTHUR AND THE CHILDREN OF THE ROUND TABLE | Year: 2018 | Country: France | Episodes number: 52 | Episode length: 11 | Technique: 2D, 3D | Directed by: Jean-Luc Francois
Set in the ancient days of chivalry… The series tells the adventures of young Arthur and his friends, as they valiantly protect Camelot and the sword Excalibur from King Uther’s numerous enemies. If only they could be recognized for these great deeds as well, that would be their Grail!
BEST TV SERIES LIVE ACTION HYBRID
Title: JAMS | Year: 2018 | Country: Italy | Episodes number: 10 | Episode length: 30 | Technique: Other | Directed by: Alessandro Celli
The series tells the story of 11-year-old Joy, who withdraws from her friends and activities when she is molested by a neighbor. The miniseries is aiming to help kids understand the risks of sexual harassment, detect when something is wrong, overcome shame and loneliness, and ask for the help.
BEST TV SERIES UPPER PRESCHOOL
Titolo: GIGANTOSAURUS | Year: 2018 | Country: France | Episodes number: 52 | Episode length: 11 | Technique: 2D, 3D | Directed by: Olivier Lelardoux
ROCKY, BILL, TINY & MAZU are four young dinosaurs growing up in the Cretaceous period. Life is always an adventure: new volcanoes are popping up all the time, long-necked brachiosauruses and triceratopses roam free, meteor showers light up the night sky and the big Gigantosaurus reigns over it all!
BEST INTERACTIVE ANIMATION
Titolo: Detroit: Become Human | Year: 2018 | Country: France | Technique: 3D | Directed by: David Cage (Quantic Dream)
Enter the near-future metropolis of Detroit in 2038 – a city rejuvenated by the introduction of highly advanced androids that exist only to serve mankind. But that’s all about to change…
BEST SHORT FILM
Title: THE FOX | Original title: روباه | Year: 2018 | Country: Iran | Episodes number: 0 | Episode length: 0 | Technique: 2D, Hand-Drawn | Directed by: Sadegh Javadi
A young fox on the verge of experiencing the first love got trapped by a hunter. The Hunter ties his dog collar bell on the fox’s neck and leaves her in the wood. And then the fox begins his effort to survive and love and revenge.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Title: MIRAI | Original title: MIRAI NO MIRAI | Year: 2018 | Country: Japan | Episodes number: 0 | Episode length: 0 | Technique: 2D, Hand-Drawn | Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
When 4 old Kun meets his new sister, his world is turned upside down. Mirai quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until he encounters one Mirai from the future… the rest of the story is to be discovered!
Special Mention for Best Screenplay
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM SPECIAL MENTION FOR SOCIAL ISSUE
Titolo: PLANET HUMRA. A STORY ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS | Year: 2019 | Country: Russia | Episodes number: 1 | Episode length: 72 | Technique: 2D | Directed by: Konstantin Komardin
This story shows how difficult it is to realize ideals of human rights. The action of the film takes place in the distant future, and existence of the planet Earth has long been considered to be just a legend. Cheggi is a young hacker from a tribe called the Wild.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM SPECIAL MENTION FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Title: ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE | Year: 2018 | Country: Poland | Episodes number: 0 | Episode length: 0 | Technique: 2D | Directed by: Raúl de la Fuente
WARSAW, 1975. KAPUŚCIŃSKI IS A BRILLIANT VETERAN JOURNALIST, AN IDEALIST AND A FRIEND OF LOST CAUSES AND REVOLUTIONS. At the polish press agency, he convinces his boss to send him to Angola where a bloody civil war has broken out. There he discovers a sense of helplessness previously unknown to him.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM SPECIAL MENTION FOR BEST SOUNDTRACK
Title: A FISHBOY’S STORY – TORTOISE FROM THE SEA | Original title: 江海渔童之巨龟奇缘 | Year: 2018 | Country: China | Episodes number: 0 | Episode length: 0 |Technique: 2D | Directed by: Zhang Liyan
It is about how a Chinese fish makes friend with a huge tortoise and helps the village to fight against the greedy Lord Ma, and how they two combine force and drive away the real sea monster.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM SPECIAL MENTION FOR BEST ANIMATION
Title: CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN | Original title: MORTEN LOLLIDE LAEVAL | Year: 2018 | Country: Estonia | Episodes number: 0 | Episode length: 0 | Technique: Stop Motion | Directed by: Kaspar Jancis
A young boy learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect and has to sail his own toy boat through a flooded café. Morten has to be shrunk down before he can grow up.