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Raoul Servais is internationally acclaimed for his pioneering work in animation film. As a pioneer he realised fifteen short animation films and one full-length film in an impressive way.

His 16th short animation will be released in February 2022!

 

From original idea to design drawing, from storyboard to painted animation cels, to film: everything carries its own personal signature.

 

With the films 'Harpya' (Palme d'Or Cannes 1979), 'Taxandria' and 'Nocturnal butterflies' (a tribute to Paul Delvaux), the Ostend founder of the animation film became world famous.

 

He has won more than 60 international awards.

 

His graphic work has been exhibited in Annecy, Montréal,

New York, Los Angeles, Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Paris, Valladolid, Valenciennes ...

 

Some of his works can be seen in the Mu.ZEE museum in Ostend, where some of his short films are also permanently screened.

Awards - an overview

Harbour Lights (1960)

1960: Grand Prix of Animation Film, National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium)

 

The False Note (1963)

1964: First Prize of Animation Film, Benelux Film Festival - 's Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands)

1964: Grand Prix of Animation Film, National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium)

 

Chromophobia (1965)

1966: “San Marco Lion”, First Prize for Short Film: International Film Festival - Venice (Italy).

1966: First Prize for Short Film “Miqueldi De Plata”: International Film Festival - Bilbao (Spain).

1966: First Prize for Short Film: International Film Festival - Tehran (Iran).

1966: Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Iran - Tehran (Iran);

1966: Film Criticism Prize: International Film Festival - Tehran (Iran).

1966: First Prize: International “ILFI” Film Festival - Montreal (Canada).

1966: First Prize: International Youth Film Festival - Hyères (France).

1966: First Prize: Ramat 'Gan International Film Festival (Israel).

1966: Grand Prize for Animation Film: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).

1966: First Prize: Benelux Film Festival - 's Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands).

1966: CIDALC Prize (Center International des Arts, Littérature & Cinéma) - Paris (France).

1966: Preis für Volkerfreundschaft: International Kurzfilmtage Leipzig (Germany).

1966: Peace Prize: International Film Festival - Moscow (Russia).

 

Sirene (1968)

1968: “Silver Pelican”: International Animation Film Festival - Mamaia (Romania).

1969: Grand Prize for Animated Film - Tehran (Iran).

1969: Iran Film Criticism Prize: International Film Festival - Tehran (Iran).

1969: “Silver Boomerang”: International Film Festival - Melbourne (Australia).

1969: “Trophy Richard Declerck”, Grand Prize: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).

1969: Prize for the best color film: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).

1970: “Silver Hugo”, First Prize for Animated Film: International Film Festival - Chicago (USA).

1970: First Prize: International Film Festival - Philadelphia (USA).

 

Goldframe (1969)

1969: “Trophy Richard Declerck”, Grand Prize: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).

1969: Grand Prix of Animation Film: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).

1969: BRT Prize: National Film Festival - Antwerp (Belgium).

1969: Prize “Meuter Titra” for the best animated film - Antwerp (Belgium).

1969: Special Jury Prize: International Film Festival - Sydney (Australia).

1969: In Competition: International Film Festival - Cannes (France).

 

To speak or not to speak (1970)

1971: Public Prize: International Kurzfilmtage - Oberhausen (Germany).

1971: Prize of the German youth film library: Internationale Kurzfilmtage - Oberhausen (Germany).

1971: ASIFA Prize (Association Internationale du Film d 'Animation) - Oberhausen (Germany).

1971: Special mention: International Animation Festival - Annecy (France).

1971: Honorary Prize: National Film Festival - Knokke (Belgium).

 

Operation X-70 (1971)

1972: Special Jury Prize: International Film Festival - Cannes (France).

1972: First Prize: International Animation Film Festival - Zagreb (Croatia).

1972: Honorary Prize: National Film Festival - Knokke (Belgium).

1972: Public Prize: Film International - Antwerp (Belgium).

 

Pegasus (1973)

1973: Public Prize: Film International - Antwerp.

1973: In competition: Berliner Filmfestspiele - Berlin (Germany).

 

Harpya (1979)

1979: Palme d'Or: International Film Festival - Cannes (France).

1980: Voted by international film critics as one of the fifteen best animated films of all time.

2006: In a Top 100 of the most striking short works from a hundred years of animated film, commissioned by the Festival of Annecy and the film magazines Studio and Variety prepared by 30 international specialists, Raoul Servais is in 14th place with 'Harpya'.

 

Taxandria (1994)

1995: Grand Prize: International Fantastic Film Festival - Porto (Portugal).

1995: Grand Prize: International Fantastic Film Festival - Rome (Italy).

1995: Nomination: European Award for Best Fantastic Film - Porto (Portugal), Sitges (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Brussels (Belgium).

 

Nocturnal Butterflies (1998)

1998: Grand Prize: International Animation Film Festival - Annecy (France).

1998: Prize of International Film Criticism (FIPRESCI) - Annecy (France).

1998: Golden Palm: Festival Mondial du Court Métrage - Huy (Belgium).

1998: Prize of the Walloon Government - Huy (Belgium).

1998: Sabam Prize - Huy (Belgium).

1999: Honorable Mention: International Short Film Festival - Drama (Greece).

 

Atraksion (2001)

2001: Special Mention: UIP Competition European Film Academy - Ghent (Belgium).

2001: Special Jury Prize: International Film Festival - Valladolid (Spain).

2003: Grand Prize for Short Film: Fantasporto - Porto (Portugal).

2003: Silver Méliès for Best European Fantastic Film: Fantasporto - Porto (Portugal).

 

Tank (2015)

2015: Silver Spike (Espiga de Plata), International Film Festival - Valladolid (Spain)

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