The Jurys statement
given by Trond Viggo Torgersen
"The jury was unanimous in its choice of the Grand
They feel that this is a film
that touches the heart in a sad and funny way.
It works on an emotional level
that no other film in the festival does.
The voice-over was very
authentic, honest and spontaneous. The jury felt drawn in by the
They felt it is rare, and
positive, that an animation film stirs the emotions so
the use of different techniques. They felt that the directors
found techniques that enabled them to communicate their story
well, and also throgh excellent use of technique to reach a human
dimension in the film.
The Grand Prize for the 4th
Oslo Animation Festival goes to
Lotta & Uzi Geffenblad for the film Aprikoser."