Animago Award Nominees Announced

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An independent jury of experts representing 14 different fields have pored over the 1,076 entries from 58 nations to the 2016 animago Award competition, selecting a total of 39 nominated projects in 13 categories. If that wasn’t enough numbers for you, then know that the 20th animago Award & Conference will take place in Munich, October 27-28. The awards ceremony will take place the first night a the Cultural Center GASTEIG.

“We never cease to be amazed at the quality of the submissions we receive, even after 20 years of doing this,” says Günter Hagedorn, animago co-founder and head of the jury. “Once again this year we were sent countless amazing works by students, professional CG artists and private artists. One thing we noticed is the mixing of different technologies, such as stop motion, 2D animation and 2D typography and 3D animation, which seems to have established itself as a new form of expression. We are also delighted about the high level of international participation, for example by artists from Puerto Rico and Libya. We’re very excited and wish all the nominees the best of luck!”

As part of the 20th anniversary festivities, animago is including an Anniversary Prize, organized by Digital Production Magazine. An industry vote for the Top 20 submissions of the last two decades resulted in three nominees: videogame Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Digic Pictures, Hungary 2011); student short The Present by Jacob Frey (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 2014); and studio short Loom (Polynoid, Germany 2011).

2016 animago Award nominees:

Best Still (online vote through Digital Production)

Halloween Pub Crawl by Michael Fedichkin (Ukraine)

The Experiment by Manuel Peter (Germany)

52Hz by Cornelius Dammrich (Germany)

Best Visual Effects

Captain America: Civil War – RISE Visual Effects Studio (Germany)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – RISE Visual Effects Studio (Germany)

Game of Thrones Season 5 – Rodeo FX (Canada)

Best Short Film

Citipati by Andreas Feix, Francesco Faranna (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

Uncanny Valley by Federico Heller (3DAR, Argentina)

After the End by Sam Southward (The National Film and Television School, Great Britain)

Best Character

Alike by Daniel Martínez Lara,Rafa Cano Méndez (La Fiesta Producciones Cinematograficas, Spain)

Au Fil de l’Age by Laura Bouquet, Raphaël Christien, Clotilde Gillardeau, Matthieu Lailler, Mélodie Mouton, Romain Mace (ESMA, France)

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon by Tomer Eshed (Lumatic, Germany)

Best Young Production

Garden Party by Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Claire (MOPA, France)

Résistance by Alex Chauvet, Anna Le Danois, Quentin Foulon, Fabien Glasse, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat (MOPA, France)

Best Motion Design

Swift Logistics by Daniel Cantwell, Ailbhe Cantwell (Ben & Anvil, Ireland)

Ways out of a Creative Crisis by Theresa Haas, Maurice Miller, Marko Andrea Weiss, Dominik Mayer, Claudia Wahlmüller, Assen Stratiev, Veronika Hanl (Fachhochschule Salzburg, Austria)

Urban Surfaces by Sebastian Lange (Qu-int), Peter Hankowiak (AV Medien, Germany)

Best Advertising Production

“Nike Air Max1 UltraFlyknit” Aixsponza (Germany)

“Face the Darkness” by Andreas Bruns, Carl Schröter, Emanuel Fuchs (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

“Stone Age” Supamonks Studio (France)

Best Game Cinematic

Final Fantasy XV Trailer Digic Pictures, Square Enix (Hungary)

WildStar Free-To-Play Launch Trailer Fortiche Production, NCSOFT, (France)

For Honor Unit Image, Ubisoft (France)

Best Visualization

“SGCH – Morgan’s Story” The Magnificent Itch (Australia)

“BMW i3 Technikanimation” Effekt-Etage (Germany)

“A Guide To Happy” Panoply Creative (Great Britain)

Jury´s Prize

Jane Bordeaux – “Ma’agalim” Music Video by Uri Lotan, Yoav Shtibelman (Israel)

Watch Dogs 2 Game Trailer by Platige Image, Ubisoft (Poland)

2 Aliens “Vier Fäuste gegen Terror Station” TV Episode by Thomas Zeug (Germany)

Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL

Best Architecture Still

“Hamburger Office” by Ronny Mähl, Matthias Arndt (Lichtecht, Germany)

“Arrival” by Bahadir Özbek, Marvin Philipp (Germany)

“Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology / Denton Corker Marshall” by Marcin Jastrzebski (Real Polygons, Poland)

Best Architecture Film

“Putzmeister bauma 2016″ SCHOKOLADE Filmproduktion (Germany)

“Spatial Bodies” by Stefan Larsson (AUJIK, Japan)

“White Apartment” Florian Tappeser (Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany)

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