Away, an animated feature made entirely by a single Latvian animator, has scooped a major international prize in the Annecy Film festival, reports.

The feature film Away (directed by Gints Zilbalodis) was entered in the Contrechamp competition program as part of the Latvian presence at the Annecy Festival in France. On June 15 it was revealed that Away had in fact triumphed in the Contrechamp category, which is dedicated to emerging new international talent.