33rd TISFF International Main Competition Introduction: JUNK

33rd TISFF International Main Competition Introduction: JUNK

 “Junk”

Director: Walter Tournier

Country: Uruguay

Recognition:

Tournier’s works have been shown at many film festivals in Latin America, Spain, France, Germany and the United States. His internationally awarded animated films include The Condor and the Fox (1980), The Disobedient Carnation (1981), Our Small Paradise (1983), Optical Illusions (1983), The Boss and the Carpenter (2000), Caribbean Christmas (2001) and In Spite of Everything (2003). In 2002 he received The Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands for his contributions to culture.

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Selections and Awards:

Selections:

FINCA (Argentina)

VAIL FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

FIFE – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’ENVIRONNEMENT (France)

CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Romania)

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE CARTAGENA DE INDIAS (Colombia)

OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE CARACAS (Venezuela)

VITTORIA PEACE FILMFEST (Italy)

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DEL CORTOMETRAJE DE SAN ROQUE (Spain – 2016)

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CARTOON & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (South Korea)

ATHENS ANIMFEST 2016 (Greece)

LA MOSTRA DE CINE LATINOAMERICANO DE Cataluña (Spain – 2016)

VAIL FILM FESTIVAL, COLORADO (United States)

Awards:

The Prince Claus Award – Honored for his contributions to culture (the Netherlands – 2002)

Best Animated Short Film – RENCONTRES CINÉMA-NATURE (France – 2016)

Best Animated Short Film – SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DEL CORTOMETRAJE DE SAN ROQUE (Spain – 2016)