AMD has announced the winners in its Athlon 64 Processor Animation and Digital Film Contest. Izabela Bzymek of Vancouver, British Columbia, walked away with the grand prize in the Computer Character Animation category for her entry, for Loco Melones, and Daniel Zdunczyk of Wroclaw, Poland won the grand prize in the Digital Film category for his 1-May. Both submissions were rendered on AMD Athlon 64 processor-based systems and each filmmaker will receive a desktop system based on the upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor and $6,400 in cash.
The Athlon 64 processor Animation and Digital Film Contest is a global search for the best noncommercial animation and digital short films. AMD received submissions from countries around the world, including Poland, Singapore, England, Canada, Mexico, the U.S., Italy, Spain and Russia.
Other semifinalists include Simon Kennedy (London, England) for Strange Ducks and Greg Leuenberger (Sunnyvale, California) for Enviros in the Digital Cinematography category, along with Peter Donnelly (Surrey, British Columbia) for Toothfairy on the Prowl and Craig Sudac (Holland, Pennsylvania) for Awful Advertisement in the Computer Character Animation category. The semifinalists’ submissions will be unveiled at AMD Athlon 64 launch events around the world and will be available at www.amd.com/animationcontest on September 23.
The panel of judges included Vince Hostak, technical director of the department of radio-television-film at the University of Texas Film Institute, and Bob Sabiston, lead animator on the film Waking Life.
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