SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Honors Three Films

SIGGRAPH has announced the winners of the Best in Show, Jury Award and Best Student Project honors for its 2010 Computer Animation Festival.

Winning the Best In Show Award was Loom, a German film directed by Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, and Csaba Letay. The film tells the story of a moth being drowned in one of nature’s complex cycles and was the directors’ final project at the Filmakademie Baden W’rttemberg, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction.

Loom

The Jury Award went to Poppy from New Zealand.
Directed by James Cunningham, Poppy is about a pair of New Zealand soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in World War I when they find a baby in a muddy ditch, under its dead parents, and disagree on whether to save it or not.

Poppy

The Best Student Project Prize
went to an American entry called The Wonder Hospital. A student project directed by Beomsik Shimbe Shim of CalArts, the film is about a girl who enters a mysterious hospital that alters her way of seeing beauty.

The Wonder Hospital

In all, approximately 100 films will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH 2010, set for July 25-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.