An amazing win for LUCE AND THE ROCK! The short film has received the Japan Foundation President’s Prize at the 2022 Japan Prize, which awards ‘an excellent work that encourages mutual understanding among nations and races or contributes to cultural exchange’!
Luce and the Rock has reached a new amazing milestone! Within only 9 months, the short film directed by Britt Raes has received a hundred festival selections, following the announcement of the official selection of the Leuven International Short Film Festival.
New festival selections for Luce and the Rock! The short-film has been selected for Cinécran-Rencontres du Cinéma Européen in France, Fest-New directors in Portugal, Salaam Film Festival in Denmark, Silbersalz-International Science & Media Festival in Germany, Kikeriki – Kinder Kurzfilm festival Tulln in Austria and Festival des Nouveaux Cinemas in France.
Only a few months after the end of its production, and still at the very beginning of its festival journey, Luce and the Rock has already won 11 awards and been selected for 23 festivals.
The film won the Audience Award at the Go Short International Short Film Festival in the Netherlands, the Benshi Award for a Young Audience Film and the Best Music Award at the Festival National du Film d’animation in France, the Audience Award at Flatpack in UK, the ECFA Award at Mo&Friese in Germany and a special mention at Cinema in Sneakers in Poland. The festival selections highlights also include the Krakow Film Festival in Poland, the Sydney Film Festival in Australia and the Anibar Film Festival in Kosovo.
Britt Raes’ new short film Luce and the Rock is selected for Annecy 2022 to compete in the Young Audience category. The prestigious festival will take place in Annecy, France, May 29 – June 5.
Other selections came along to top the festivals joy, with Luce and the Rock being selected for JEF (Short Film competition, Belgium), RIGA International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Children’s program, Latvia), Brussels Short Film (National competition, Belgium), Indielisboa (IndieJunior competition, Portugal), Vila Do Conde (Curthinas competition, Portugal) and La Guarimba (La Grotta dei Piccoli competition category, Italy).
Warner Media Kids & Family has now launched the preschool programming block Cartoonito on HBO MAX in the US, featuring Mush-Mush and the Mushables amongst other fantastic programs, available from January 27th 2022
Big news for Luce and the Rock! The film has received a Special Mention at Berlinale 2022, from the children’s jury, who described it as: “A sweet animated film that takes us to a fairy tale-like, colourful and yet literally rocky world. It reminds us that home is not necessarily where you were born, but where you have friends.”
We are honored and thrilled to announce that Mush-Mush is nominated for an International EMMY AWARD® in the Kids Animation category! Winners will be announced during an online presentation on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET on the International Academy’s website: www.iemmys.tv.
Mush-Mush and the Mushables will air on Cartoon Network and HBO Max in the US, as part of the new Cartoonito preschool block, launching on September 13th 2021.
Cartoonito offers a variety of content that connects kids and their parents through learning and creativity as well as inspiring kids to be their true selves — values that align perfectly with the spirit and intention of the series.