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Animation wins big

At the Oscar-qualifying Odense International Film Festival.

Director Mathias Rodrigues Bjerre winning Danish Animation Talent Award for his film “Let Them Eat Cake”. Photo: Line Svindt

Animation wins big at the Oscar-qualifying Odense International Film Festival.

Saturday night was a big night for animation at the annual Oscar-qualifying Odense International Film Festival.


Besides the two animation awards, specifically awarded to animation, animation also took home the main prize at the festival, the H. C. Andersen Award, awarded to the best short film in the international competition amongst all selected films, animation or not.


International Competition

H.C. Andersen Award 2023 (Oscar Qualifying)
Skinned“, dir. Joachim Hérissé (France)


Animation Competition
Awarded by The Danish Animation Society in collaboration with Odense Film Festival.

Børge Ring Award 2023 (Oscar Qualifying)
Amok“, dir. Balázs Turai – (Hungary, Romania)

Animation Talent Award
Let Them Eat Cake“, dir. Mathias Rodrigues Bjerre (Denmark)

Special Mention
Forår”, dir. Pernille Kjær


Youth Competition

Youth Jury Award
“Dream”, dir. Snobar Avani (Denmark)


Pitch Me Baby
Last but not least, the award for best pitch at the Pitch Me Baby competition, where the winner receives DKK 35,000 (EUR 4,600) for further development, went to the project “Alperne og Strygebrædt” by Marie Louise Højer-Jensen and Ditte Lundsgaard Nielsen.



Congratulations to all the winners!

Please find the complete list of winners here:

Framegrab “Skinned”

Framegrab “Amok”

Framegrab “Let Them Eat Cake”

Framegrab “Dream”

Private photo: Dream team

Ditte Lundsgaard Nielsen and Marie Louise Højer–Jensen pitching “Alperne og Strygebrædt” at Pitch Me Baby. Photo: Cosmin Cirstea


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