Last night the Bucheon International Animated Film Festival awarded Ethel and Ernest the Jury Prize in the feature film category.

The Jury was:

Jin Kim– a well-known character designer creating characters such as Rapunzel in Tangled(2010), Anna and Elsa in Frozen(2013), Hiro in Big Hero 6(2014) and Moana in Moana(2016). He worked as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios from 1995. He is also the first Korean Animator to be working for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Sébastien Laudenbach – His first feature debut, The Girl without Hands screened at Cannes ACID and won BIAF2016 Grand Prize as well as Jury distinction Prize at Annecy.

Doris Cleven –  Director of Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA. Belgium. She also writes articles on animation film and lectures History of Animation at various high schools of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Koboyashi Osamu – directed many famous animated films such as Paradise Kiss, BECK, Gurren Lagann, Lupine the Third and Naruto Shippuden. He is regarded as an irreplaceable outstanding individual in the Japanese animation industry.