Talented filmmakers from across the globe took home awards at the 2014 World Animation Celebration (WAC) held over the weekend. The event, presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine, was held at the Los Angeles Film School on Nov. 1 and showcased animated shorts from over 40 countries in a number of categories during the newly revived festival.
WAC also featured acclaimed animator and Disney legend Floyd Norman as a guest speaker, and voice actor Michael-Leon Wooley (Beware the Batman, The Princess and the Frog) as guest host. Attendees were also treated to a panel on creating an independent animated short with James Lopez (creator, Hullabaloo), Pete Michels (supervising director, Rick and Morty), Mark Aguilar (animation director, Lalaloopsy), Rob Denovan (senior animator, Inside Out) and Lee Crowe (animator/storyboard artist, Family Guy).
The winners are:
Make It Yourself by Maryam Tabatabaei (Iran)
Land by Masanobu Hiraoka (Japan)
2D Computer Animation
Behind My Behind by David Chai (U.S.)
Guida by Rosana Urbes (Brazil)
Two Ghosts by Amy Lee Ketchum (U.S.)
Juste de l’eau by Carlos de Carvalho (France)