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Marks the first time a Latin American film has taken the top prize at the animation festival, which has also set the dates for its next edition.Scroll down for full list of winners

Brazilian director Luiz Bolognesi’s Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury has won the top Crystal prize for best feature-length animation at the 37th Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

The film, produced by Buriti Filmes and Gullane, captures four distinct periods in Brazilian history through a central protagonist who lives for 600 years.

Rio 2096 is the first Latin American film to win the top prize at the lakeside festival at the foot of the French Alps.

Also in the feature-length category, French Marc Boréal and Thibaut Chatel’s My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill was granted a special mention.

Spanish Fernando Cortizo Rodriguez’s stop motion film The Apostle won the Audience Award.


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