The School of Visual Arts honored the Ross Bollinger film Pencilmation with the Dusty Award for outstanding achievement in traditional animation.
The award was one of several given to the New York school’s graduating animation student films. The 21st annual presentation of the Dustys was held May 6 at the SVA Theatre in New York, and featured as presenters such notable filmmakers as James Gandolfini, Patricia Clarkson, Phil Donahue, Chris Newman, John D. Dilworth, Howard Beckerman, Stephen Rotter, Nancy Schreiber, James C. Strouse, Laverne Berry, Roy Frumkes and Derek Curl.
The winners in the animation categories are:
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Traditional Animation: Ross Bollinger for Pencilmation
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Traditional Character Design: Mallory Coronado for Friend
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Traditional Production Design: Lindsay Woods for Phosphoro
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Stop-Motion Animation: Jessica Polaniecki for To Have and To Hold
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Stop-Motion Character Design: Shannon Lee for Sweet Illusion
The other awards presented were:
‘ Outstanding Film: Lexan Rosser for Children At Play
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Directing: Kyle Mumford for His Naked Mind
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting: Benjamin Sweet for Arizona Hit Man
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Kyle Sather for His Naked Mind
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Editing: Kyle Mumford for His Naked Mind
‘ Outstanding Achievement in Sound: Kate Driscoll and Elias Orelup
‘ Outstanding Documentary (Film): Kylie Jeunette for The Children of Wegbe
‘ New York Women in Film and Television Award: Bennett Elliott for Dot
‘ National Board of Review Human Spirit Award: Robert Kolodny for Shelter
‘ National Board of Review Awards: Sachio Cook (Animation), Yohko Shiraishi (Film) and Victoria Rivera (Film)
‘We are very happy to be presenting our 21st year of the Dustys, recognizing these wonderful filmmakers and animators,’ said Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at SVA. ‘We are pleased to celebrate the successes of our students with many guests from the worlds of film and animation.’
The 2010 Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards headlining sponsors are Eastman Kodak, CAVA ‘ SVA Computer Store, National Board of Review, New York Women In Film and Television, Act Zero Films, AJA Video Systems, Animation Magazine, Arri/CSC, Avid, Back Stage, Foto Care, Future Media Concepts, Gotham Sound, Keslow Television, Nice Shoes, Panavision and SCS Agency, Inc.