SIGGRAPH Unveils Computer Animation Festival Winners

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The upcoming SIGGRAPH event has announced this year’s Computer Animation Festival winners. The event, which takes place August 5-9 at the L.A. Convention Center named its Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, and Well Told Fable Prize recipients.

A total of 94 films will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival. Nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from 601 submissions representing 43 countries. 

The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award. This year’s selections will be featured during the Computer Animation Festival through a series of daily Festival screenings and the Electronic Theater, allowing attendees to get a glimpse behind the making of computer-generated effects, visualizations and animations.

Best in Show Award:

Réflexion. Directed by Yoshimichi Tamura, PlanKtoon; France

 – In a boutique in Paris, Louise looks at her reflection in the surrounding mirrors. Tonight, she has a rendezvous with Jules, her fiancé. Suddenly she notices that she’s late, and goes off in great haste to her flat to get ready. Réflexion is a description of women’s concerns about the way they look.

Réflexion

Réflexion

Jury Award:

How to Eat Your Apple. Directed by Erick Oh, Independent; USA

 – Here is a delicious apple. How would you eat it?

How to Eat Your Apple

How to Eat Your Apple

Best Student Project Prize:

Estefan. Directed by Jeff Call, Brigham Young University; USA
 – Estefan, the world’s greatest hairdresser, must design a hairstyle for Clara, a woman with no hair, in order to preserve his reputation.

Estefan

Estefan

Best Student Prize Runners Up:

Globosome. Directed by Sascha Geddert, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg; Germany 
- In the vastness of space, a small speck of rock is inhabited by the most peculiar lifeforms: Dark little dots that start to replicate fast and begin to show signs of intelligence. “Globosome“ tells the story of the rise and fall of these little creatures.

Globosome

Globosome

Herr Hoppe und der Atommüll. Directed by Jan Lachauer and Thorsten Löffler, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg; Germany
 – A barrel of nuclear waste drops into the living room of Herr Hoppe, an average suburban German. He has to get rid of it and does it in his own wacky way.

Herr Hoppe und der Atommüll

Herr Hoppe und der Atommüll

Well-Told Fable Prize:


Rosette. Directed by: Romain Borrel, Gaël Falzowski, Benjamin Rabaste, and Vincent Tonelli, Supinfocom Arles; France

 – In a cured meats deli, a customer starts fantasizing about the butcher. She takes us into a clichéd vision of couple-hood, transcribed, for better or for worse, within a universe of pork products.

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