World Animation Celebration Winners Announced

Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine, the presenters of the 2015 World Animation Celebration international short film festival, have confirmed the winners of this year’s event. WAC 2015 took place over the weekend, hosted by Sony Pictures Animation at its lot in Culver City.

This year’s festival received over 250 submissions from 45 different countries, which were narrowed down to the top three judges’ picks in several categories. The winners and runners-up are:

Student 2D Computer Animation
DODOBA by Yon Hui Lee (CalArts, USA)
Breathe by Jodelyne C. Arias (School of Visual Arts, USA)
In Black by Lai Wei (Univ. of Arts London, UK)

Student CG Animation
None of That by Isabel Littger, Anna Hinds Paddock & Kriti Kaur (Ringling Coll. Of Art & Design, USA)
Escarface by Eva Navaux, Burcu Sankur, Vincent Meunier, Lionel Arnold, Dario Sabato, Pierre Plouzeau (Supinfocom, France)
Taking the Plunge by Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Thaddeus Andreades, Nicholas Manfredi, Marie Raoult (School of Visual Arts, USA)

Student Stop Motion
Rosso Papavero by Martin Smatana (Acad. Of Performing Arts Bratislava, Slovakia)
Night of the Living Chef by Sarah Watkins (Columbus Coll. Of Art & Design, USA)
The Planet of Cheese by Matisse Gonzalez (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany)

Student Traditional Animation
Riflesso by Alice Guzzo (The Arts Univ. Bournemouth, UK)
Seventh Heaven by OR Tilinger (Minshar for Art, Israel)
Clown with the Ingrown Frown by Ken Siu (School of Visual Arts, USA)

Student Experimental Animation
Threaded by Tatiana Pinzon S. (Univ. of Bogota, Colombia)
Chocolate Darwin by Reinhold Ohngemach (Filmakad. Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany)
Fleischwelt by Ara Joe (Filmakad. Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany)

Professional 2D Computer Animation
Claire and the Keys by John Ludwick (USA)
Lonely Sound by Sandhya Prabhat (India)
Moon Cakes by Chang Liu (USA)

Professional CG Animation
Lost Senses by Marcin Wasilewski (Poland)
Three Fools by Snobar Avani & Peter Hausner (Denmark)
Two Worlds by Andy Lefton (USA)

Professional Experimental Animation
Morning Coffee by Tracy Miller-Robins (USA)
Grey Elegy by James Duesing (USA)
121 by Denes Ruzsa & Fruzsina Spitzer (Hungary)

Professional Stop Motion
By Your Side by Tsuneo Goda (Japan)
Junk by Walter Tournier (Uruguay)
The Grim Reaper Has the Blues by Maximilian Zenk & Florian Hazler (Germany)

Professional Traditional Animation
Cooped by Mike A. Smith (USA)
Muvfilms by Rodrigo Germano (Brazil)
Armenian Genocide by Pablo Gostanian (Argentina)

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