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SIGGRAPH Asia Crowns 2020 Computer Animation Fest Winners

Shroom's Odyssey
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SIGGRAPH Asia Crowns 2020 Computer Animation Fest Winners

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual has officially announced the three award-winning films from its Computer Animation Festival. Selected from a pool of 577 CG animated projects, 11 pre-selection jurors whittled the group down to 139; from there, an international jury of top professionals reviewed each project, choosing three award winners for the CAF Winners Screening, 22 top works for the Electronic Theater screening as well as another 22 for the Animation Theater program.

“Our CAF winners, Electronic Theater and Animation Theater screenings highlight the work of an incredibly diverse and talented group of artists from around the world,” said SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival Chair, Dan Sarto. “Our jury helped assemble an extraordinary collection of animated projects, including 47 animated shorts, VFX reels, commercials, scientific visualizations and other works, presented online during the festival. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who took time to share their work with us.”

CAF screenings and filmmaker talks will be available December 4-13.

The SIGGRAPH the 2020 award winners are: 

BEST IN SHOW: Shoom’s Odyssey | Director: Julien Bisaro; Producer: Claire Paoletti | Picolo Pictures (France) The 26-minute film, which won the Cristal for Best TV Production at Annecy 2020, tells the story of Shooom, a baby owl, that hatches just as a storm turns the bayou surrounding her tree upside down. No sooner has she fallen from her nest, then the little fledgling totters off into the mangrove, pushing a second egg from the brood along with her. Come hell or high water, she’s determined to find a mother… even if that mom turns out to be an alligator or a raccoon!

BEST STUDENT PROJECT: Migrants | Directors: Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte and Zoé Devise; Producer: Carlos De Carvalho | Pôle 3D / Je Regarde (France) Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.

Migrants | Trailer | 2020 from PÔLE 3D on Vimeo.

JURY SPECIAL: Box Assassin | Jeremy Schaefer | Ringling College of Art & Design (U.S.A.) Craig, a pizza delivery boy, recalls the night he was making a delivery to a cold-blooded gang boss and his goons. Unknowingly, Craig delivers not pizza, but the legendary Box Assassin. The assassin shows up and wreaks havoc among the gangsters. Craig attempts to escape but is taken hostage by the gang boss. At the mercy of a cold-blooded gangster, Craig fears this might be the end.

Electronic Theatre selections:
Aura | Timm Völkner 
Déjeuner sur l’herbe | Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourgès, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud & Pierre Rougemont 
Dogs | Benjamin Berrebi, Jakub Bednarz, Diego Cristófano, Mohammad Babakoohi, Théo Lenoble, Karlo Pavicic-Ravlic & Marthinus Van Rooyen 
Eos | Benoît Filippin, Paul Gautier, Laureline Massias & Mathieu Milaret 
| Shaofu Zhang & Andrew Chesworth
Hamsa | Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca & Chrisy Baek 
HBO Asia’s Dream Raider TV Show Opening Sequence | Aslan Malik 
In Event of Moon Disaster | Francesca Panetta & Halsey Burgund 
Instinct | Arthur Allender, Mathieu Antoine, Léna Belmonte, Cyrielle Guillermin, Victor Kirsch & Elliot Thomasson 
Kapaemahu | Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson 
Lenny Makes Some-Thing – “Turn Me On (feat.ARCX)” MV | Junha Kim 
Love Fifty Megatons (VFX) | Krez Denis 
Pangu | Shaofu Zhang 
Ragnarök | Christophe Sarraco, Pauline Lavelle, Hadrien Augier, Théo Blanchard & Hugo Fredoueil 
Soap versus COVID-19 | John McGhee 
Sous la glace | Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory & Hugo Potin 
The Beauty | Pascal Schelbli 
The Heretic | Veselin Efremov 
The Journey of Mankind is the Sea of Stars | Bohong Deng 
Too Late | Roy Stein 
Windbreak | Ágnes Győrfi 
Windup | Yibing Jiang



CAF selections jurors:
BoKyung Park – Seoul Business Agency
Ed Hooks – Acting for Animators
Erick Oh – Tonko House
Jae-huun Ahn – Meditation with a Pencil
Jeff Gipson – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Juck Somsaman – The Monk Studios
June Kim – UNSW Sydney
Paul Hellard – VFXScience
Steve Emerson – LAIKA
Sungho Hong – Locus Corporation
Vani Saraswathi – Dancing Atoms

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