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‘Mausie’ Takes Top Dusty Award for Animation

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‘Mausie’ Takes Top Dusty Award for Animation

The winners of the 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which took place Tuesday night at the SVA Theatre in New York City, have been announced. Highlighting the work of more than 100 filmmakers and animators graduating from the BFA Film and BFA Animation departments in 2016, the awards were:

For Animation:

Outstanding Animated Film:  Winners: Hsuan Ho and Silver Paul, Mausie and The Order of the Golden Sun

Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation:  Winner: Montana Hall, Monster

Outstanding Achievement in Animation Production Design:  Winner: Ivan Viaranchyk, Night Shadows

Special Jury Award for Comedy in Animation: Winner: Kristina Martin, Sprigs and Parsley in: Coffee Table


For Film:

Outstanding Film:  Winner: Aurora Alänge, Syskon

Outstanding Achievement in Directing:  Winner: Kishan Savjani, Rubaroo

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography:  Winner: Anthony Carella, Syskon

Outstanding Achievement in Editing:  Winners: Erin DeWitt and Tobias Belliard, Apocalypse Mambo

Outstanding Documentary:  Winner: Juana Hodari, Tomasa

Gotham Sound Grant:  Recipient: Ashley Avila

New York Women in Film & Television Award:  Maya Cozier

IFP Award:  Recipients: Enrico Granato and Luigi Rossi,

Human Spirit Award:  Recipient: Philippa Fort, Pippa


For Screenwriting:

Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting:  Winner: Evan DeCarlo, Marry Me on Mulberry Mountain

“We are excited to celebrate the successes of our students with many guests from the worlds of film and animation,” said Reeves Lehmann. Annie Flocco added, “We’d also like to extend a big thank you to our many generous sponsors and supporters, some of whom have been with us for many years, and to the spectacular SVA Theatre crew for collaborating on another year of stellar events.”

Hosted by media personality Valerie Smaldone, the 27th Dusty presenters included notables from the world of film, television and animation, including Josh Singer, Trudie Styler, Mark Osborne, Chris Newman, Laurens Grant, Ti West, Michael Simmonds, Howard Beckerman, Tom Sito, Mark Ulano, Aaron Yanes and Neil Burger.

Headlining sponsors include AbelCine, Adorama Rental Co, Animation Magazine, B&H Photo, Bryan Singer – Bad Hat Harry, Carlos Saldanha – BottleCap Productions, Dig It Audio, Randall Emmett – Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Foto Care, Gotham Sound, IFP, New York Women in Film & Television, Nice Shoes Creative Studio, Nickelodeon, Rota6, SCS Agency, the SVA Campus Store, Technicolor PostWorks New York and Toon Boom Animation. One hundred percent of the sponsors’ donations will benefit thesis film and animation students in the form of grants and in-kind awards.

27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival

27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival


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