The Animago Award & Conference event has wrapped in Germany and organizers have released the list of projects honored at a special event Thursday evening at the Metropolis Hall at Filmpark Potsdam-Babelsberg. Notably, a Ringling College of Art and Design student project took the Best Short Film prize: None of That, directed by Isabela Littger, Anna Hinds Paddock and Kriti Kaur.
A total of 1,008 projects from 58 countries were submitted to the competition to be judged by an independent jury of experts in film, post-production, industry visualization, science and education, which initially nominated 45 projects in 10 categories. None of That won out in the Short category over Knights Quest (Red Star 3D, Great Britain), Shift by Cecilia Pugliesi and Yijun Liu (NYC School of Visual Arts, U.S.), Bloody Sunday (Studio Produkcyjne ORKA, Poland) and Dissonance by Till Nowak (frameboX, Germany).
Animago 2015 Winners:
“SUNDAYS – VISUAL EFFECTS”
PostPanic, The Netherlands
Best Short Film:
“NONE OF THAT”
Isabela Littger, Anna Hinds Paddock, Kriti Kaur
Ringling College of Art and Design, United States
Media Design School, New Zealand
Platige Image, National Space Agency, Poland
Best Advertising Production:
“LYCRA MOVES YOU”
Glassworks, Great Britain
“THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT LAUNCH CINEMATIC”
Digic Pictures, CD Projekt RED, Hungary
Best Young Production:
“LES LIENS DE SANG (BLOOD TIES)”
Manon Lazzari, Sophie Kavouridis, Marion Louw, Thomas Ricquier, Simon Pannetrat
Ecole Georges Meliès, France
This category is endowed with €3,000 prize money from the animago host DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine.
Best Still: Readers Prize DIGITAL PRODUCTION:
“ON THE TRAMP”
Manuel Peter, Germany
The winner has been chosen by a public voting among the readers of DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine and the animago community.
Mathieu Auvray, Blender Institute, The Netherlands