The winners of the 2017 Animago Awards (www.animago.com) were announced Thursday night at a special ceremony in Munich, a highlight of the two-day Animago Award & Conference confab at the city’s Gasteig Centre. Honors were bestowed in 11 categories to winners selected out of the roughly 1,000 digital artists from 58 countries who submitted projects for consideration.
The winners are listed below, and you can see the full list of nominees here. Animago is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy & Technology and by the City of Munich’s Team of Excellence for the Cultural & Creative Industries.
2017 Animago Award Winners:
BEST CHARACTER: Poilus – Guillaume Auberval, Léa Dozoul, Simon Gomez, Timothé Hek, Hugo Lagrange, Antoine Laroye & David Lashcari (Isart Digital, France)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Rodeo FX (Canada)
BEST ADVERTISING PRODUCTION: Canal Plus “Kitchen” – Unit Image (France)
BEST SHORT FILM: Afterwork – Matte CG, Uson Studio, Apus Estudios (Ecuador, Peru, Spain) [Teaser]
BEST GAME CINEMATIC: Beyond Good and Evil 2 Cinematic Trailer – Unit Image (France) [Watch]
BEST STILL: Her Eventual Hesitation – Marek Denko (Czech Republic)
BEST MOTION DESIGN: Dust My Shoulders Off – Grass Jelly Studio (Taiwan)
JURY’S PRIZE: In a Heartbeat – Beth David & Esteban Bravo (Ringling College of Art and Design, United States) [Watch]
BEST YOUNG PRODUCTION: Less Than Human – Steffen Bang Lindholm, Anna Eckhoff Ohrt Nissen, Ditte Marie Ludvigsen, Lasse Steinbeck, Matilde Søltoft, Morten Vestbjerg Bøgelund Lassen, Julie Rebecca Billeskov Astrup, Ida Marie Søndergaard, (The Animation Workshop, Denmark) [Watch]
Best Visualization “Huawei Watch” Glassworks London, Great Britain
Best Architecture Visualization “Maisons Oxygène” Villa 3D Animation Valentinstudio, France