Animex Gives Student Kudos

The German student short My Date From Hell and the French entry L’Oeil Du Cyclone were named the top 3D and 2D entries respectively as the 2007 Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games announced winners and runners up. The announcement was made Thursday night by DreamWorks Animation’s European representative, Shelley Page, at Cineworld Multiplex in Middlesbrough, U.K. The awards ceremony wrapped up a week of screenings and other festivities that kicked off on Feb. 5 at the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough.

“The diversity and range of narratives this year reflected a truly international student following,’ says Justin Greetham, head of Animex Awards. ‘The Animex Awards now attracts entries from students in countries including Malaysia, China, New Zealand and Tasmania. We were particularly pleased to see an entry from ITB Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia make it to the final [round] of the competition with its very own unique blend of games design. A taste of things to come perhaps!”

3D Animation Award

Winner:

My Date From Hell

Tom Bracht, Tim Weimann

College: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Runner Up:

Sigg Jones

Mathieu Bessudo, Douglas Lassange, Jonathan Vuillemin

College: Supinfocom Arles, France

Runner Up: The Little Red Riding Hood

Awarded to: Emeline Bafoin, Eric Le Dieu de Ville, Tristan Michel

College: Supinfocom Arles,France

2D Animation Award

Winner:

L’Oeil Du Cyclone

Julien Bisaro, Yam Volsi, Myriam Copier, Yres Francon

College: La Poudriere, France

Runner Up:

Flight Of The Camel

Laura Nailor

College: University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, U.K.

Runner Up: The Irresistable Smile

Ami Lindholm

College: Turku Arts Academy, Finland

Experimental Animation Award

Winner:

Adjustment

Ian Mackinnon

College: Royal College of Art, U.K.

Runner Up:

Windows, Masks, Doors

Sarah Orenstein, Chris Lane, Ari Picker

College: Rhode Island School of Design, USA

Runner Up: Bloodflowers

Timothee Lemoine

College: EMCA, France

Visual Effects Award

Winner:

Oxford Circus

Esteban Gitton, Sadik Ahmed, Erika Gonzales

College: National Film & Television School, U.K.

Runner Up:

Eros

Matthias Lowry

College: Vancouver Film School, Canada

Runner Up:

Diversion

Aidan Gibbons and Simon Reeves

College: University of Hertfordshire, U.K.

GAMES DESIGN AWARD

Winner:

ESC

Justin Henton

College: Emily Carr Institute, Canada

Runner Up:

Amarantcard

Pasca Susena Handiman, Eduard Dewanto

College: ITB Bandung Institute of Technology,

Indonesia

Visualisation Award

Winner:

Homage

Jacques Khouri

College: Savannah College of Art & Design, U.S.A.

Runner Up:

Teranium

Alistair Par

College: University of Teesside, U.K.

Runner Up:

Evocation

Jae Yoon Park, Soo Nyun Jeong, Junho Yang

College: School of Visual Arts, NY, U.S.A.

Motion Graphics Award

Winner:

Herzog and the Monsters

Lesley Barnes & Al Paxton

College: Glasgow School of Art, U.K.

Runner Up:

Bob

Jean Pierre Poirel

College: La Poudriere, France

Runner Up:

MTV Ident

Mohd Husni Bin, Abdul Wahab

College: Limkokwing University College of CreativeTechnology

3D Character Animation Commendation

My Date From Hell

Tom Bracht, Tim Weimann

College: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Editing Commendation

Sigg Jones

Mathieu Bessudo, Douglas Lassange, Jonathan Vuillemin

College: Supinfocom Arles, France

Sound For Animation Commendation

L’deil Du Cyclone

Julien Bisaro, Yam Volsi, Myriam Copier, Yres Francon

College: La Poudriere, France

Motion Capture Commendation

ESC

Justin Henton

College: Emily Carr Institute, Canada

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