Wallace & Gromit
Nick Park got the prize in 1994 with his film The Wrong Trousers.

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Grand Prix Winners on the Internet

The winners of the Tampere Film Festival Grand Prix are top short film makers. Many of them can also be found at impressive web sites. Some have their own web pages, but most of them appear on the sites of their background groups.

Santiago Alvarez (1919-1998) won the Grand Prix in 1970 with his film 79 primaveras (79 Springs). Information on Alvarez and Cuban Cinema is available at

Dianne Jackson's Snowman is shown on Finnish television on Christmas Eve every year. This winning film of 1984 is based on a book with the same title by Raymond Briggs. The wonderful pages of the film can be found at>>

The winner in 1988 was Estonian Priit Pärn, who has established an international career. Today he teaches animation in Finland in Turku. Priit Pärn's web pages are at

Nick Park took the prize in Tampere in 1994 with his film The Wrong Trousers. The film also won an Oscar in the Animated Short Film category. This was Park's second Wallace & Gromit film. The first one was A Grand Day Out from 1989. The agreeable characters Wallace and Gromit introduce themselves at

Marie Paccou was the winner in 1997 with her film Un Jour (A Day). A clip of this film, which has also been a success at other festivals, can be watched at

TEXT: Marjut Kataja
TRANSLATION: Elsi Kalapudas
PHOTOS: Festival News

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