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The Sand Castle / Le château de sable

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A fable of great humour and appeal, The Sand Castle is the story of the Sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. Under his direction, they build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. The wind blows, and the castle crumbles. The filmmaker leaves the door open to various interpretations. Sound film without words.

1977, 13 min 12 s

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Vira Award for Best Kid Video release of 1991
Vira Awards
April 1 1992, New York - USA

Silver Award "Simple Simon"
International Fairy Tale Festival
August 5 to 12 1979, Odense - Denmark

Platinum Eye Award for the Best Film Produced in 1978 and for the Best Film of the Festival
Annual AMER Film Awards (The Association of Media Educators in Religion)
April 20 1979, Dubuque - USA

Mention for Best Animation Film
International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults
March 20 to 24 1979, Lausanne - Switzerland

Electra Certificate Award for Most Outstanding Film - Category: Early Childhood
International Educational Film Festival
March 7 to 14 1979, Birmingham - USA

Award given by the Learning Magazine
Learning A-V Magazine
December 1 1978, Palo Alto - USA

First Prize - with a Cash Award of 15,000SA
International Short Film Festival
October 27 to 31 1978, Linz - Austria

Chris Bronze Plaque - Category: Arts and Culture
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 1978, Columbus - USA

Honorable Mention - Best Film for Children
Childfilm Festival of the Canadian Association for Young Children
October 13 to 15 1978, Winnipeg - Canada

1978 Golden Babe Award
Chicagoland Educational Film Festival
September 28 to October 13 1978, Chicago - USA

First Prize - Category: Short Film and Animation with a Cash Award of $500AUST
International Film Festival
September 22 to October 1 1978, Adelaide - Australia

Most Popular Film of Friday - given by Asifa Canada
International Animation Festival
August 30 to September 3 1978, Ottawa - Canada

Third Prize - Silver Boomerang with a Cash Award of $1,500AUST
International Film Festival
June 2 to 17 1978, Melbourne - Australia

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Language Arts
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 21 to 26 1978, New York - USA

Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS
March 28 1978, Hollywood - USA

Diploma of Merit
International Film Festival
February 15 to 19 1978, Tampere - Finland

Special COLIOP Mention (Comité Lillois d'opinion publique)
International Festival of Short and Documentary Films
December 5 to 11 1977, Lille - France

Silver Dolphin for the Best Film from 12 to 15 minutes
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 23 to 27 1977, Espinho - Portugal

Silver Hugo
International Film Festival
November 4 to 17 1977, Chicago - USA

Award of Excellence
Film Advisory Board Incorporated
November 1 1977, Los Angeles - USA

Grand Prize of the Festival - ex-aequo with DAVID by Paul Driessen - Category: Short Films
International Animated Film Festival
June 14 to 18 1977, Annecy - France

Saint Finbarr Bronze Statuette for Best Film - Category: Animation
Cork Film Festival
June 10 to 17 1977, Cork - Ireland

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