Belgian animator and filmmaker Raoul Servais has received the Chrystal Pegasus Award at ‘Animator’, the Polish International Animation Film Festival, in recognition of his entire career. The festival presented a retrospective with nine of his Servais’s short films, alongside his feature Taxandria.

Raoul ServaisInternationally recognised as the founding father of Belgian animation, Raoul Servais was guest of honour at the Animator film festival in Poland. The filmmaker was presented with the Chrystal Pegasus Award honouring his entire career, which spans more than five decades.

A special retrospective showcased nine of Servais’s short films: Chromophobia (1965); Sirene (1968); Goldframe (1969); To Speak or Not to Speak (1970); Operation X-70 (1971); Pegasus (1973); Harpya (1979), which won the short film Palme d’Or in Cannes; Nocturnal Butterflies (1998); and Atraksion (2001). The animated feature film Taxandria which Servais made in 1994 was also shown at the festival.

Servais recently finished a new short film, Tank, a creative interpretation of the first tank attack on September 15, 1916. Produced by Lunanime’s Annemie Degryse, the film received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz.

Published on Monday 27 July 2015

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