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NYICFF Announces 2023 Audience and Jury Award

THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2023 AUDIENCE AND JURY AWARDS

This Year’s Jury Includes: Kyle MacLachlan, Uma Thurman, Ira Sachs, Christine Vachon, Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Nora Twomey (MY FATHER’S DRAGON), NYICFF Award-Winning Animator Huda Razzak, SVA Chair of BFA Animation Hsiang Chin Moe, and Kim Díaz, VP of Creative
Development for Sesame Workshop

Oscar-qualifying Jury Awards include Sarah Saidan’s Animated Short Home of the Heart and Mahnoor Euceph’s Live Action Short Eid Mubarak

 The Highly Anticipated ERNEST & CELESTINE: A TRIP TO GIBBERITIA Took Home the Audience Grand Prize for Animated Feature, While Sander Burger’s Fantastical TOTEM Claimed the Audience Award for
Live Action Feature

Following the conclusion of its 26th annual NYC event, New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) is proud to announced its 2023 award winners. NYICFF is an Oscar® qualifying film festival, and winners of NYICFF’s jury awards are eligible for consideration at the Academy Awards.

The 2023 jury included Kim Díaz (VP Creative Development, Sesame Workshop), Kyle McLachlan (Emmy nominated actor, Twin Peaks), Hsiang Chin Moe (Chair of BFA Animation, School of Visual Arts), Huda Razzak (NYICFF 2022 Jury Award-winning filmmaker, The Ocean Duck), Ira Sachs (director, Passages), Uma Thurman (Oscar® nominated actor, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2), Nora Twomey (Oscar® nominated filmmaker, My Father’s Dragon), and Christine Vachon (CEO Killer Films & award-winning producer, She Came to Me, Carol, Boys Don’t Cry).

“Grow[s] a generation of movie-loving global citizens… the festival seeks not just to entertain young audiences but also to expand their worldviews.”

The New York Times

2023

 AUDIENCE AWARDS

Audience

 Award winners are determined by audience voting in five age brackets and in three, all-ages Grand Prizes

 

Audience

 Award, ages 3+ — The Smeds and the

 Smoos (United Kingdom); Daniel Snaddon & Samantha Cutler,

Shorts for Tots

 

Audience

 Award, ages 6+ — Gugu naGogo

 (Australia); Taku Mbudzi, Celebrating

 Black Stories

Audience

 Award, ages 8+ — Architect A

 (Korea); Jonghoon Lee, Short Films

 Two

Audience

 Award, ages 12+ — The Originals

 (United States); Cristina Costantini & Alfie Koetter, Short

 Films Three

Grown

 Ups Award, determined by audience members ages 18 and older — More

 Than Hair (Canada); Fitch Jean,

Celebrating Black Stories

Grand

 Prize Short Film — Architect A

 (Korea); Jonghoon Lee, Short Films

 Two

Grand
Prize, Animated Feature — Ernest
& Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia (France, Luxembourg); Julien Chheng
& Jean-Christophe Roger
Grand
Prize, Live Action Feature — Totem
(Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands); Sander Burger

2023

 Jury Awards

Jury

 Award, Animated Short — Home of

 the Heart (France); Sarah Saidan,

Short Films Three


Jury

 Award, Live Action Short — Eid Mubarak

 (United States); Mahnoor Euceph, Short

 Films Two

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.

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