The 20th anniversary edition of the animago AWARD competition was celebrated Thursday with a festive event held for the first time in Munich’s Gasteig Centre, attended by 550 guests. The international honors for 3D animation and still image, visual effects, visualization and design selected Argentinean production Uncanny Valley as the 2016 Best Short Film.
A total of 1,076 projects from 58 countries were submitted to this year’s animago competition. An independent expert jury narrowed these down to 33 nominees in nine categories. The AWARDS ceremony formed the highlight of the two-day animago CONFERENCE, which brought in over 1,000 participants to explore the latest industry standards, trends and perspectives.
2016 animago AWARDS Winners
Best Short Film: Uncanny Valley – 3DAR, Argentina
Jury’s Prize: Ma’agalim – Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman, Israel
Best Visualization: A Guide to Happy – Panoply Creative, Great Britain
Best Young Production (€3,000 prize from Digital Production magazine): Garden Party – Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux & Victor Claire; MOPA, France
Best Advertising Production: Face the Darkness – Andreas Bruns, Philipp Walz, Carl Schröter, Francesco Faranna & Emanuel Fuchs; Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Best Character: Alike – Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez; La Fiesta Producciones Cinematograficas, Spain
Best Motion Design: Urban Surfaces – Sebastian Lange (Qu-int) & Peter Hankowiak (AV Medien), Germany
Best Visual Effects: Captain America: Civil War – Lagos Heist Sequence – RISE Visual Effects Studios, Germany
Best Game Cinematic: For Honor – Unit Image, Ubisoft, France
Best Still: 52Hz – Cornelius Dämmrich, Germany
Anniversary Prize 20 Years animago AWARD: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Trailer – Digic Pictures, Hungary
Still Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL: Arrival – Bahadir Özbek & Marvin Philipp; nookta, Germany
Film Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL: Spatial Bodies – Stefan Larsson; Aujik, Japan