SIGGRAPH, which takes place in Vancouver this year August 10-14, has announced the award recipients for the 41st edition of the Computer Animation Festival — an Academy Award qualifying honor.
“Each piece that is in the Festival is truly something special on its own merit,” said Jerome Solomon, SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Director from Cogswell College. “There’s no other stage in the world comparable to SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival and this year we have added more categories which only enriches the diversity and richness of the show.”
Best In Show
Box by Tarik Abdel-Gawad; Bot & Dolly (U.S.).
Paper World by David Ringeisen, Laszlo Ruska; Moholy-Nagy Univ. of Art and Design (Hungary)
Best Animated Short
Home Sweet Home by Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazenet, Stephane Paccolat; Supinfocom Arles (France)
Best Student Project
Wrapped by Roman Kallin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann; Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany)
Best Visual Effects
Gravity by Alfonso Cuaron; VFX by Framestore, U.K.
Best Visualization & Simulation
Kinematics by Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg; Nervous System (U.S.)
The Crew by Maxime Luere, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra; Unit Image (France)
Best Real-Time Graphics
RYSE: Son of Rome by Chris Evans, Peter Gornstein, Martin L’Heureux; Crytek (Germany)
Best Commercial Advertisement
Three “The Pony” by Dougal Wilson at Blink Prod., VFX by MPC (U.K.)