The first place VIEW Award for 2015 was awarded to Shift, a CG film directed by Maria Cecilia Pugliesi and Yijun Liu, of the School of Visual Arts, New York.
The awards event was held late last week in Turin, Italy.
The members of the jury unanimously agreed that this was the strongest film in the competition. They particularly praised the director’s attention to lighting and composition. It is a memorable film with an exciting, unique look for a CG film.
The second place VIEW Award for 2015 went to Phantom Power, submitted by Sam Bourner. The jury selected this film for its high concept design, character design, strong animation and story, and the beautiful pacing.
Honorable VIEW Award mentions were given to: Dawit, submitted by Fabian Driehort; The Story of Percival Pilts, from Yummy Films, submitted by Francois Heiser; and Olilo, submitted by Ao Li.
The international jury members are: Mark Osborne, director, The Little Prince; Kim White, director of photography at Pixar; Jorge R. Gutierrez, director, The Book of Life; Glen Entis, computer graphics pioneer; Oscar winner Shannon Tindle, director of the Google Spotlight Story On Ice; Barbara Robertson, journalist; and Maria Elena Gutierrez, director of the VIEW Conference & Fest.